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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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Call for proposals is open

OMA-WaMA Joint Virtual Conference 2021: A Changed Landscape, A Changed Museum
September 13-15, 2021

We invite proposals for presentations, workshops, interactive sessions, or panels. Join WaMA and OMA to re-emerge, re-invent, and re-imagine a stronger museum future!

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OMA Meet Up: Tours at the ZMA (Zoom Museum of Art)

Monday, May 17, 2021, 12-1 pm

Are you feeling museum deprived? Join your colleagues in an art "tour" of each other's homes! Participants can informally select 1-2 works of art in their home to show to the group, and share its name, its maker, and why it is meaningful to you. Viewers are not obligated to share, but anyone who wants to share is welcome to!

Hosted by board member Zachary Stocks. This event is free, but you must register to receive log-in details.

Register now

"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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