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Tamastslikt Cultural Institute
World of Speed - permanently closed due to COVID-19
Portland Children's Museum
Five Oaks Museum
Shelton McMurphey Johnson House
Oregon Historical Society (OHS). photo by Cheryl Juetten
Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education. photo by Mario Gallucci

Empowering Oregon's museums to thrive

Welcome to the Oregon Museums Association

Founded in 1978, the Oregon Museums Association (OMA) is a nonprofit organization that provides resources and services to over 250 museums, cultural institutions and associated professionals throughout Oregon.

Mission: The Oregon Museums Association empowers Oregon's museums to thrive. Valuing inclusion and friendship, OMA strengthens connections throughout the Oregon museum community through:

  • Lively discussion and networking at in-person events and via online media;
  • Insightful programming and training at our annual conference and workshops;
  • Targeted advocacy to advance the museum field.

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Summer Soirée Virtual Meet Up July 23 4:30 pm

OMA is pleased to announce our first virtual meet up, Summer Soirée, on Thursday, July 23, 2020, 4:30-5:30 pm. Connect with OMA board members and your colleagues in this casual Zoom meet up.

Register now

OMA unveils new strategic plan

The OMA Board of Directors has developed a new 3-year strategic plan, informed by a strong diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion (DEIA) framework.

Read the entire strategic plan.

Museum reopening webinar

The Oregon Museums Association, Cultural Advocacy Coalition, and Oregon Heritage Commission hosted a webinar on Monday, June 8 to discuss the official statewide reopening guidance for museums, zoos and outdoor gardens

Join the OMA board of directors

We are currently recruiting for two new board members. We welcome applications by members representing rural areas (Eastern Oregon) and culturally-specific institutions.

Find out more.

Job board

OMA forum

COVID-19 news

Like all of us, OMA is trying to stay on top of the daily changes and announcements regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.  We recommend that our members use the following organizations' websites (and sign up for alerts) to remain up-to-date.

"OMA fulfills an important niche in strengthening relationships across the state."

"This was a great conference, I'm excited for years to come!"

"The OMA board demonstrates passion, professionalism, and kindness."

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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 8604, Portland, OR 97207
Contact: connect@oregonmuseums.org 
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