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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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Remember OMA on Giving Tuesday, December 1, 2020

The Oregon Museums Association (OMA) empowers Oregon's museums to thrive. Remember OMA on Giving Tuesday.

  • Donations directly support OMA’s programming and services.
  • You can donate at any level that makes sense for your budget.
  • Consider donating $1 or $5 for every year you’ve been in the museum field!

Double your impact and lower your taxes through the Oregon Cultural Trust

When you donate to OMA, you can double your impact by matching that donation to the Oregon Cultural Trust, and get a tax credit on your Oregon state taxes.

Find out more about Oregon Cultural Trust Tax Credit.

Disaster Preparedness and Resilience for Collecting Organizations

Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 9 am–12:30 pm PST

Join Oregon Heritage and Oregon Museums Association for a free workshop to explore action you can take to plan for a disaster in order to limit damage and recover quickly.

This workshop is free to attend.

Find out more.

Join the OMA board of directors

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

Find out more.

"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."

Sponsors and supporters

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