Last updated: 7/25/2022
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Street Address
Tulsa, OK 74159
Mailing Address
PO Box 4738
Tulsa, OK 74159
phone: 707-433-4701
e-mail: wma@westmuse.org
web: westmuse.org
Museum Type(s)
Staff
Jason B. Jones, Executive Director
Kate Skelly, Communications and Program Coordinator
Description

The Western Museums Association (WMA) is a nonprofit, membership organization dedicated to serving museums, museum professionals, as well as the related organizations and individuals, by providing vision, enrichment, intellectual challenge, and a forum for communication and interaction. The WMA is primarily comprised of members across the Western states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington, the Western provinces of Alberta and British Columbia, and the Pacific Islands, among others.

Mission

Transforming the museum field through collaboration.

History

Providing professional development for museum professionals since 1935.

Educational Programs

The WMA Annual Meeting

The WMA Annual Meeting is the premier venue for those who work in the museum industry to gather, explore ideas, network and learn about new products and services. For attendees, the Annual Meeting provides many benefits that are carried throughout the year. Attendees come away inspired and energized about their profession. Upon returning home, they seek out opportunities to grow and further the creative culture that is the foundation of our society.

  • For more information, please visit our website.
Governance

Current Board Members

To view the current list of WMA's Board Members, please visit www.westmuse.org/about/board/

Exhibitions
Tuesday, September 6 - Friday, September 9, 2022
WMA 2022 Annual Meeting in partnership with the Oregon Museums Association
Portland, Oregon
The headquarters hotel is the Hilton Downtown Portland.
The Western Museums Association’s (WMA) Annual Meeting is known as a premier venue for those who work in the museum industry to exchange ideas and best practices, network with colleagues, and learn from each other by attending valuable sessions. Attendees come away inspired and energized about their profession. ///// We are living through a perplexing moment created by the pandemic, the racial reckoning of the past two years, and political upheaval—and everyone is experiencing these challenges in different ways. To meet the increasingly complex needs of the museum field, the Annual Meeting aims to be more inclusive and participatory to address the need for learning, healing, and connecting in a safe environment. There will be a varied slate of inspiring activities and an array of new opportunities for you to share content with colleagues. //// With 36 sessions, 2 general sessions, 4 evening events, 2 tours, and many new opportunities to share content with colleagues and make in-person connections.
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MUSEUM CONFERENCES
Tuesday, September 6 - Friday, September 9, 2022 — Portland, Oregon
WMA 2022 Annual Meeting in partnership with the Oregon Museums Association
Portland, Oregon
Wednesday, September 14 - Friday, September 16, 2022 — Enid, Oklahoma
2022 Oklahoma Museum Conference
Enid, Oklahoma
Wednesday, September 14 - Saturday, September 17, 2022 — Buffalo, New York
American Association for State and Local History 2022 On-site and Virual Conferences
Buffalo, New York
Thursday, October 6 - Sunday, October 9, 2022 — Portland, Oregon
2022 Oregon Annual Conference, co-hosted with Western Museums Association
Portland, Oregon
Monday, October 24 - Wednesday, October 26, 2022 — Rogers, Arkansas
SouthEastern Museum Conference 2022 ANNUAL MEETING
Rogers, Arkansas
Tuesday, October 25 - Thursday, October 27, 2022 — Temecula, California
2022 International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums
Temecula, California
Friday, June 23 - Thursday, June 29, 2023 — ,
2023 American Library Association Annual Conference & Exhibition in Chicago
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