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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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Announcements

Moving Forward with NAGPRA
Virtual workshop

Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

This workshop focuses on the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) enacted in 1990. Panel members with specialized NAGPRA knowledge will share specific information—compliance requirements, collection evaluation, outreach to Native tribes—and identify available tools and resources illuminating the intricacies of the repatriation process. Participants will come away with a better understanding of NAGPRA and how you can put these tools to use in your organization.

Find out more and register.

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.

What collections management platform do you use?

Are you using a collection inventory database? Do you like it? What are the pros and cons? We are conducting a poll of our members to see what collections platform you are using.

Answer the poll

Results so far
4- PastPerfect
1 - EmbARK by Gallery Systems

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COVID-19 news

OMA recommends 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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