Last updated: 8/2/2021
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
Friday, October 1 - Sunday, October 31, 2021
Arriving this October: The Western Museum Association Roadshow!
This fall, rather than host our traditional Annual Meeting, WMA will partner with 4 state museum associations to run small, safe, in-person pop-up museum professional development events in 4 different cities. Following local health and safety guidelines, these half-day experiences will include learning and networking opportunities. State museum associations are a crucial partner in WMA’s effort to help museum people reconnect, learn, and support one another in person once again. Please join us! ////// October 1 - Thanksgiving Point Institute, with the Utah Museums Association ////// October 6 - Arizona Historical Society, with the Museum Association of Arizona ////// October 20 - Oakland Museum of California, with the California Association of Museums ////// October 27 - The Burke Museum, with the Washington Museum Association.
This information, including business hours, addresses and contact information is provided for general reference purposes only. No representation is made or warranty is given as to its content or the reliability thereof. User assumes all risk of use. Stories USA, Inc. and its content suppliers assume no responsibility for any loss or delay resulting from such use. Please call ahead to verify the dates, the location and directions.
THANK YOU 2021 SPONSORS!
Richmond, Virginia

Riggs Ward Design (RWD) is an award-winning experience planning and design studio headquartered in historic Richmond, Virginia. Over the past 24 years, we have provided experience design, strategic master planning, interpretive planning, research, content analysis, and storyline development for museums, universities, corporations, and cultural institutions. RWD’s services also include exhibit ephemera, books, and fundraising campaign materials.

MUSEUM CONFERENCES
Wednesday, September 1 - Thursday, September 30, 2021 — Virtual
CANCELLED: Florida Association of Museums 2021 Annual Conference
Monday, September 20 - Sunday, September 26, 2021 — Virtual
American Craft Council (ACC) Atlanta Southeast Craft Week
Wednesday, September 22 - Saturday, September 25, 2021 — Virtual
American Association for State and Local History/AMA 2021 Annual Meeting
Friday, October 1 - Sunday, October 31, 2021 — Virtual
Arriving this October: The Western Museum Association Roadshow!
Wednesday, October 6 - Friday, October 8, 2021 — Virginia City, Nevada
Nevada Museum Association 2021 Annual Conference
Virginia City, Nevada
Monday, November 29 - Wednesday, December 1, 2021 — Washington, District of Columbia
2021 International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums
Washington, District of Columbia
Sunday, March 6 - Thursday, March 10, 2022 — St. Louis, Missouri
2022 Public Land Alliance Convention and Trade Show
St. Louis, Missouri