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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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Announcements

Webinar - Interpretive planning for a pandemic
Tuesday, August 25, 2020, 12-1:30 pm

COVID-19 has changed so many things, especially for museums. How do we reach our audiences when our doors are closed? How do we tell our stories if our events are cancelled? Finding answers requires creativity and a critical, but often underutilized, museum toolinterpretive planning.

Find out more and register.

Webinar - Talking with your museum community: COVID-19-friendly adaptations and considerations
Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 11 am–12:30 pm

Six months into our new “COVID-19 normal,” many museums have dipped their toes into reopening and welcoming visitors back to their physical locations. Needs and expectations of cultural organizations have changed, as such methods for gathering feedback must change too. This webinar will discuss a range of ways you can safely engage with your community to hear what they’re thinking, feeling, and needing from your organization.

Find out more and register.

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.

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.

"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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