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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

January webinar: Overcoming the barriers to museum fundraising success

Thursday, January 19, 2023, 10 -11:15 am PST

Chad Barger, fundraising expert, will reveal the most common barriers to effective fundraising at the museums that he has worked with and provide tips for overcoming them.  Attendees will also be given free access to document samples and templates which will help to fast track the implementation of these solutions.

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Looking for new Board of Directors members

OMA is looking for a member to join our Board of Directors. We are prioritizing members from  Eastern and Southern Oregon, BIPOC museum community, and members with advocacy and development experience.

"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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