WestMuse Blog

Here on the WestMuse Blog, you’ll find a variety of articles and resources to help guide you through this difficult time as we all stay home to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Check in every #WestMuseWednesday and Fridays for our latest blog posts discussing current topics from learning how to work from home to sharing social media best practices.

If you’re seeking information on a specific topic related to the museum industry or COVID-19, please feel free to reach out to us at blog@westmuse.org. Thanks!

Contribute to our blog! View our submission guidelines.

July 15, 2024

Before the three days of informative sessions and networking events begin at WMA's Annual Meeting, WMA is providing attendees with an opportunity to engage with one another during Pre-Confference Tours and Workshops. This Year, attendees will go behind the scenes of some of Tucson's most iconic cultural institutions, and others will participate in hands-on workshops led by inspiring museum...
July 8, 2024
This year at the WMA 2024 Annual Meeting, September 25-28 in Tucson, AZ, attendees will have the unique opportunity to hear from and connect with professionals from across the Western museum field and beyond, including three inspiring luncheon guest speakers.

Friday, September 27, 2024
On Friday, September 27, at the WMA Community Lunch, attendees will celebrate the WMA Community with...
July 3, 2024

The Western Museums Association (WMA) is pleased to introduce this year’s WMA 2024 Keynote Speaker Seema Rao, Principal of the Brilliant Idea Studio!
At WMA’s 2024 Annual Meeting in Tucson Arizona, September 25-28, attendees will have the unique opportunity to hear from Seema Rao during the Opening General Session & Keynote taking place Thursday, September 26, 2024, from 9:00am to 10:45am...
June 26, 2024

Traveling with kids to WMA’s 2024 Annual Meeting in Tucson?
To increase accessibility for museum professionals with families, WMA is providing a space for children to feel welcome.
WMA Kid Zone: Partnering with the Children’s Museum of Tucson and Oro Valley, WMA is providing a free-of-charge Kids Zone at the Annual Meeting. 
Location: Near the session rooms, the Kids Zone is a space to play...
June 21, 2024

Over the course of four consecutive days at WMA’s 2024 Annual Meeting, headquartered at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, attendees will attend a fantastic lineup of engaging, informative sessions, and can participate in multifaceted learning opportunities including the perennially popular Poster Session, casual Roundtable Discussions, and hands-on Activity Stations.
Before the sessions...
June 11, 2024

Find Balance. Gain Momentum.
The Western Museums Association (WMA) warmly invites you to the 2024 Annual Meeting in Tucson, Arizona on September 25-28, produced in partnership with the Museum Association of Arizona and the Museum Trustee Association. With the theme of BALANCE, WMA 2024 will explore ideas of stability at both an individual and institutional level. Join us in Tucson to engage...
November 28, 2023
Written by Caroline Kinsley, Library Specialist, Arizona State Museum, and WMA 2023 Wanda Chin Scholarship Recipient
As a librarian and archivist, I never expected to work in a museum. But in 2022, I accepted a position in the Arizona State Museum in Tucson and started an exciting new chapter in my career. I was eager to learn more about the way that my work as a librarian and archivist could...
November 28, 2023
Written by Aubrey Feyrer, Collections Assistant, Tempe History Museum, and WMA 2023 Wanda Chin Scholarship Recipient
At the time of writing, it has been a little over a month since the conclusion of WMA 2023 held in Pasadena, California. October 2023 ended up being a very busy and special month for me professionally, and now that I have my grad school commitments under enough momentary control, I...


Subscribe to WestMuse Blog