• Greetings from the Western Museums Association. We're together, but safely apart.

    WMA 2020

    Stay connected with WMA this fall.

Annual Meeting

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. Upon returning home, they seek out opportunities to grow and further the creative culture that is the foundation of our society.


2020 Annual Meeting in Portland - Postponed

With the continued impact of the global pandemic and the spread of COVID-19, WMA has postponed the 2020 Annual Meeting, which had been scheduled for Portland, Oregon, from October 8th-11th. This decision was made in partnership with the Oregon Museums Association, and we are actively planning a return to Portland in a future year.

While we will not be gathering in person this year, this fall WMA will share new resources, create new digital exchanges, and continue to serve you—the WMA Community. We want to ensure you are the best YOU can be during these difficult times. Tell us how we can help and please contact us with your stories, ideas, and interests.

Thank you for being in the WMA Community—we are stronger because of you.



We want to hear from you!

While not gathering in person at our 2020 Annual Meeting this year, we can still connect by sharing postcards!

Postcards are an easy and thoughtful way to communicate. They connect us between personalized, handwritten messages and bring us all together – especially while we stay safely apart!

With these ideas in mind, we invite YOU to participate in #WestMuseMail by sharing a postcard with us!

It’s super simple!

  1. Find a postcard or two from your local museum, post office, stationery store, or desk drawer. You can even download and print out one of our WMA postcards
  2. Write out a positive note, share bright hopes for the future of the museum field, shout-out to your loved ones, reflect on your personal experience, or make a fun drawing! Be creative!
  3. Mail your postcard to WMA P.O. Box 4738, Tulsa, OK 7415, or capture a photo of your postcard and share it with us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter using #WestMuseMail

Every week, selected postcards will be shared on WMA’s social media pages, creating an online, visual exhibition of our 2020 experiences. So, be sure to follow us on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter!

Together, let’s brighten up our social media feeds with a personal touch and share the reminder that a happier future awaits! #WestMuseMail

Learn more about our campaign here.

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