The Oregon Museums Association empowers Oregon's museums to thrive.
Valuing inclusion and friendship, OMA strengthens connections throughout the Oregon museum community through:
Museums reflect, enrich, and engage Oregon’s diverse communities as essential drivers of economic and cultural vitality.
OMA envisions a world where museums across Oregon:
Reflect. Celebrate and respond to diverse populations; honor and demonstrate excellence in diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility; and practice community-based models of collecting, preserving and exhibiting that are accountable to historically marginalized communities.
Enrich. Are a source of joy; provide experiences that catalyze dialogue and positive social change; promote scholarship and access to museum resources; and are supported and abundantly funded.
Engage. Inspire communities through meaningful encounters with objects, displays, interactives, living stories and programs; engage audiences to expand their knowledge of history, art, culture, science and nature; and become conveners of community.