Annual Meeting


Everyone who registers for the 2018 Annual Meeting before Saturday, June 30 will be entered to win 2 tickets to the Evening Event of thier choice (value of $100). 
This year's evening events feature three incredible Tacoma museums:
Museum of Glass, Washington State History Museum and the Foss Waterway Martime Museum. 
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Here's a preview of what awaits you at these museums: 

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We are excited to announce that 4Culture is offering $400 stipends to King County residents who are a staff member, volunteer, or board member of a heritage organization located in King County. The stipends may be used for conference registration, travel, and lodging costs.
To apply, please submit a resume detailing your commitment to action, change, and unity within King County heritage museums...

By WMA Staff
Are you considering submitting a poster session for WMA 2018? Fantastic. While you don’t need to have a fully realized poster ready to apply, we’ve gathered up some tips and tricks to help you bring your idea to life.
WMA 2018 Poster Session Information
Think of your poster as a graphic way to present your research or project. The poster should be used as a visual tool to generate...

Plans are underway for a spectacular joint conference bringing together two amazing organizations to provide a dynamic and groundbreaking professional development experience in two years.
The Western Museums Association and the California Museums Association will be collaborating to bring together museum professionals in Los Angeles in 2020 and we need you to help us in the planning.


Our short...
by Jennifer Ortiz and Molly Wilmoth, co-chairs Program Committee

At the start of March, the WMA 2018 Program Committee met in Tacoma, WA for our second and final planning meeting for this year’s Annual Meeting. Our 2018 Program Committee is comprised of a diverse group of museum leaders from all corners of the Western region. Over four very full days—two in January and the other two in March—the...
By Lauren Nichols
THANK YOU to all attendees, sponsors, volunteers, Program & Host Committee members, the WMA board of directors, and finally our partners: the Alberta Museums Association for making WMA 2017 a success! This year’s Annual Meeting, UNITE, focused on the ways museums can unite across sectors, across communities, and across borders to work towards innovative and inclusive...
                      
By Brianna Cencak
“Take a Risk. It’s The Most Edmonton Thing You Can Do.” These were the big, bold words that were painted across a tall building that caught my eye on my walk back from a pre-conference workshop. Risk-taking can be perceived in so many different ways. Some people thrive off taking risks, whether in their personal or professional lives, or perhaps even both...
       
By Melanie Fales
I am grateful to the Western Museums Association and the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies for this recognition of Minidoka: Artist as Witness, an original exhibition organized by the Boise Art Museum. The award reinvigorates our work and gives us a sense of great pride. 
Boise Art Museum is located just 130 miles away from Minidoka, yet most residents in our urban...
            
By Daniel Gale-Rosen
Two weeks ago, Alley Interactive had the privilege of attending the joint Western Museums Association / Alberta Museums Association conference in Edmonton, Alberta. Apart from being our first visit to Edmonton, we got a chance to discuss the challenges around being a museum in North America in this day in age, which aren’t just digital.
There were a few topics we...
The Western Museums Association presented our annual Director's Chair Award to Dr. Robert R. Janes during our Annual Meeting UNITE 2017. The Director’s Chair Award is designed to showcase and acknowledge outstanding achievements in the museum profession. The Award is presented annually to an individual who has had a significant and lasting impact on museum practices and/or the museum profession...
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