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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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See the conference schedule

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

See our conference-at-a-glance to find out about sessions, workshops and roundtables.

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Conference keynote: Manifesting change

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

Keynote speakers Jackie Peterson and Aletheia Wittman will lead an interactive discussion focusing on collective liberation. Conference attendees are encouraged to join the conversation to discuss how coalition organizing can help us manifest the change we wish to see in the field.

Find out more and register.

"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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