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  • 06 Aug 2015 1:28 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Lane County Historical Society’s Bob Hart has been offering presentations as Dr. Thomas Condon, professor of natural science and geology at the UO, 1876-1905, and Oregon’s first state geologist. But Condon’s beard (Bob’s) will disappear in mid-December and the opportunity to hear him lecture on fossils and the importance of the John Day Fossil Beds in the scheme of things will cease. For more information or to schedule a program contact

  • 22 Jul 2015 9:02 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Washington County Museum in Hiilsboro is offering free exhibit panels! We have recently finished construction on our storage/archive building, located on the PCC Rock Creek campus, and are now beginning the long process of re-organization. We will be doing an open house on August 31st at 11am. If you are interested, come and check out our new digs!

    Below is a photo of the 30 exhibit panel walls we are giving away. You can take all or as many as you can use. You will have to arrange your own transportation to pick them up though.


    The panels measure 95 in. long x 48 in. wide x 2 in. thick. They are all in really good, solid condition, may just need a quick coat of paint or some touch ups. 


    Please get back to Liza Schade at if you would like to take these FREE panels and we will set up a time!

  • 30 Jun 2015 8:59 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    Smithsonian Institution Outreach Project

    The Smithsonian is examining its National Conference on Cultural Property Protection to determine how the conference may better serve as an educational program for cultural property and heritage protection professionals.  This includes a gap analysis in these fields as well as exploring potential future partnerships with like organizations.  We value your input as we gather information that will help guide the next steps for the NCCPP and inform how to better align the Smithsonian’s diverse capacity in cultural property protection and cultural/scientific heritage preservation.  
    If you have not received a personalized link via email from the Smithsonian, please share your opinions here:

  • 20 May 2015 8:25 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    These baskets were stolen from the United Indian Health Services in northern California. Please be on the lookout for them.

    Further details below:

  • 14 May 2015 8:10 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)
    The Oregon Museums Association is accepting session proposals for the 2015 OMA Annual Conference, October 11-13, at the Tamástslikt Cultural Institute in Pendleton, Oregon. We are seeking engaging and energizing presenters from around Oregon to discuss projects and programs that showcase diversity and change in today's museums.

    This year's theme, Telling the Whole Story: Diversity and Change in Today’s Museums, will highlight how we as museum professionals can broaden and enrich our facilities' cultural offerings, as we respond to changing audiences, collections, budgets, and environments.

    If you are interested in presenting at the 2015 OMA Annual Conference, please access the session proposal form via the PDF link. Proposal submission deadline is Monday, June 15, 2015.

    We look forward to hearing from you and cannot wait to create this year's engaging schedule. We hope to see you in Pendleton!
  • 15 Apr 2015 12:45 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

    The UO Museum of Natural and Cultural History is seeking to donate its wood and particle board collections cabinets to a non-profit public museum or comparable public non-profit institution.  There are two major cabinet types:

    Type 1:  45” tall x 46 1/2” wide x 22” deep, some wood, some particle board, sliding doors, adjustable shelves, 30 available;


    Type 2: 32” tall x 50 ¼” wide x 34 1/2” deep, wood, removable window screen shelves, a few wooden drawers, hinged doors, 29 available.


    The cabinets have housed MNCH ethnographic collections for decades.  They have been sealed (with polyurethane we believe) to reduce off-gassing of wood, but are admittedly not perfect.  We will dismantle from stacks if you will transport.  There will be more of Type 1 as we empty them over the coming year.   Pictures are available upon request.


    Please contact Pam Endzweig, Director of Anthropological Collections,, or phone 541-346-5120.


  • 30 Dec 2014 5:56 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)
    Carriage Works, Inc. are offering some of their historic carriages for loan to museums that might be interested in displaying them.  Carriages available include a spider phaeton, a surry, a 100 year-old tub cart and 2 sleighs, once of which was built for George Lucas.  

    For further details, please contact Barbara Evensizer at


  • 20 Aug 2014 11:28 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)
    Benton County Museum are unpacking from moving the Horner Museum collection, which is an ongoing process. They constantly have more gently used acid-free boxes available for other museums who can use them.  Most are 1 cubic foot cartons. Artifacts were packed, moved six miles, and now they no longer need the boxes. They are quite reasonably priced.  Contact Irene Zenev for details (541.929.6230 or ).  

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