P.O. Box 7
Salem, OR 97308
Association Type(s)
Sara Swanborn, Office Manager
Mark Tolonen, Secretary, Oregon Museums Association


Founded in 1976, the Oregon Museums Association (OMA) is a non-profit membership organization that provides resources and services to over 200 museums, cultural institutions and associated professionals throughout Oregon. The OMA serves as an advocate for museums who actively promote the collection, preservation, exhibition, and interpretation of artistic, historic, scientific and cultural materials, sites, practices, and ideas.


The OMA’s mission is to provide professional development and networking opportunities to build the capacity of Oregon’s museums. Offering learning opportunities through regional workshops, an annual conference, newsletters and web-based communications, the OMA helps to foster and connect industry professionals with practical resources to support the success of all Oregon museums.


  • Annual printed Guidebook for both Members and the general public, Quarterly printed newsletter for Members, monthly email notifications for members
  • OMA Guidebook to Oregon Museums
  • The Dispatch