OMA Events

OMA currently offers two events a year for its members. An annual regional workshop and an annual conference.

Upcoming events

    • 21 May 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM (EDT)
    • Willamette Heritage Center
    • 30

    Oregon Museums Association

    Spring Workshop: Albums of Ephemera with Elizabeth Chambers


    The archiving of vintage scrapbooks and photo albums challenges museums and families alike.  How to care for discreet collections of ephemeral, and not necessarily compatible, materials that have been stuck together in an album? Grandma’s cherished scrapbook—its yellowed pages filled with family history such as old letters, announcements/invitations, faded photographs, and/or torn newspaper clippings—represents both a treasure-trove and conservation nightmare!


    Join Conservator Elizabeth Chambers and discover how best to preserve individual album components, while respecting the integrity of the whole.


    Workshop Details:

    During the workshop, Elizabeth will discuss the proper handling, care, documentation, and storage of scrapbooks and photo albums.  Speaking to specific examples brought in by participants, Elizabeth will explore the practical and ethical issues surrounding the care of vintage albums.


    Feel free to bring a piece from your collection to use

     as your specimen of the day as these concrete examples

      can illustrate some of the dilemmas and foster stimulating discussions.


    Elizabeth Chambers, Paper Conservator in Private Practice: Affiliated Conservator with the Heritage Conservation Group, Portland, Oregon. 


    Elizabeth’s professional history includes 28 years in the conservation department of the Portland Art Museum as well as 23 years as a private paper conservator. She has had a variety of experiences with collection condition surveys; from international exhibitions to private and institutional collections. She is a professional associate of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works.


    Workshop fee:
    $35 OMA members
    $50 non-members, includes OMA membership


    Register on-line or email us


    Registration deadline: Monday, May 15, 2018



    Register by Monday, May 15 to secure your spot. Space is limited.

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    • 09 Sep 2018
    • 11 Sep 2018
    • Hood River, Oregon

    Oregon Museums Association

    2018 Annual Conference

    Resilience: Responding to Change

    September 9, 10 and 11, 2018

    Hood River, OR


    As we convene in Hood River this year we will be thinking about ways in which we have shown resilience in our institutions and communities. Conference will include half-day workshops on Sunday, September 9 and sessions, panels, tours, and networking opportunities on Monday and Tuesday, September 10-11, 2018. The Oregon Museums Association annual meeting of members will occur during lunch on Monday, September 10, 2018. We hope to see you in Hood River!


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