PO Box 7042
Tacoma, WA 98417
phone: 707-433-4701
Association Type(s)
Jason B. Jones, Executive Director
Lauren Valone, Program Coordinator


Providing professional development for museum professionals since 1935.

The Western Museums Association (WMA) is a nonprofit, membership organization dedicated to serving museums, museum professionals, and related institutions and individuals by providing vision, enrichment, intellectual challenge, and a forum for communication and interaction. The WMA is primarily compromised of members across the western states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and international members from Mexico, British Columbia, the Pacific Islands, and more!


The WMA's Mission:

The Western Museums Association provides opportunities for learning and personal interaction to enhance the creative skills and enrich the lives of individuals who do museum work.

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.

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