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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.


2021 Annual Meeting in Pasadena - Postponed

With the continued impact of the global pandemic and the spread of COVID-19, WMA is postponing the 2021 Annual Meeting, which had been scheduled for Pasadena, California, and we are actively planning a return to Pasadena in a future year.

Our proactive decision to postpone is motivated by the understanding that in the coming months our museums will be working hard to navigate our rapidly changing environment and serving their communities. We are able to make this choice from a place of financial strength that your continued support has helped build. So, thank you for being in the WMA Community—we are stronger because of you.

Like many of your organizations, WMA is embracing 2021 as an opportunity to grow in new directions. As we all continue to shift to new realities, WMA would like to know how we can best serve you—the WMA Community. While we will not be gathering in person this year, we will be sharing new resources, creating new digital exchanges, and will continue to be a platform for your ideas. As we work to do so, please tell us how we can help and please contact us with your stories, ideas, and interests.

For now, though, we encourage you to focus on yourself, your organizations, and your community.

-- Your friends at WMA


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