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2023 Annual Conference, "Bending the Rules." September 10-12, 2023, Bend, OR. Call for proposals now open!
vintageTEK Museum
Benton County Historical Society
High Desert Museum
Troutdale Historical Society
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
History Museum of Hood River County
Five Oaks Museum

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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Recalculating, recalculating… Using the Museum Assessment Program (MAP) as your museum’s GPS on the road to excellence

Tuesday, December 5, 11 am - 12:30 pm

The Museum Assessment Program from American Alliance of Museums is a year-long process of self-assessment activities, a peer reviewer site visit and a final assessment report with prioritized recommendations. In this webinar, find out how participating in t can help your institution to get to the next level.

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Membership special: Join now and get 4 months free!

In advance of our 2023 Annual Conference, we are offering a membership special. Join OMA or renew now and receive membership through the end of 2024. That's four months free! Members receive the following benefits:

Looking for new Board of Directors members

OMA is looking for members to join our Board of Directors. We are prioritizing the following:

  • Members from Central, Eastern, and Southern Oregon
  • BIPOC museum community
  • Members with advocacy, development, and membership experience
  • Members outside of museums such as businesses, consultants, nonprofits, foundations, local organizations, and retirees
Please read the job description and if you are interested, fill out our volunteer form.

"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
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