The Ohio Museums Association serves you!

The Ohio Museums Association is the leading advocate for connecting and empowering Ohio museums and museum professionals.

Founded in 1976 by members of Ohio’s museum community, the Ohio Museums Association is committed to serving our state’s dedicated museum professionals and institutions through career resources, professional development opportunities, networking events, advocacy on a state and national level—these are just a few of the benefits that help make OMA a vital career resource for museum professionals at every stage of their career.

OMA works with a variety of museums, museum professionals and providers of museum services to strengthen the state’s museum, foster excellence in the field and support the museum community.

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About OMA

OMA's 2017-2021 Strategic Plan

This plan was established by the Ohio Museums Association’s Board of Trustees and Executive Director to help guide the organization for these five years. 

OMA By-Laws
(Adobe PDF File)

We want to hear from you!

OMA welcomes your feedback and ideas regarding the 2017-2021 Strategic Plan. Contact us at 614.297.2375 or via email at [email protected] to discuss the plan, OMA’s goals, or for more information.

We look forward to serving your needs and remaining the leading advocate for Ohio museums.

Mission Statement

The Ohio Museums Association connects, educates, empowers, and advocates for the Ohio museum community.

Service Statement

The Ohio Museums Association serves Ohio arboretums, aquariums, anthropology museums, art museums, art center and galleries, botanical gardens, ethnic museums, general museums, heritage centers, history museums, historic houses, historic parks and sites, historical societies, natural history museums, nature centers, planetariums, science and technology centers, youth and children’s museums and zoos.

Vision Statement

The Ohio Museums Association supports innovative learning and contributes to the vitality of life in our communities by promoting the growth and sustainability of Ohio museums.

Access Statement

The Ohio Museums Association is committed to connecting and empowering all museum professionals. Please contact Johnna McEntee at 614.297.2375 with any accessibility accommodation requests, questions or concerns.

Form 990

Click here to view the 2016 OMA Form 990

Meet the Board Blog Articles

Meet the Board: Bonnie Roche

Posted on 8/14/2017

Meet the Board: John Zukowsky

Posted on 5/11/2016

Meet the Board: Christy Davis

Posted on 7/12/2017

Meet the Board: Jessica Cyders

Posted on 1/31/2017

Meet the Board: Kathy Boukissen

Posted on 10/1/2016

Meet the Board: Jason Crabill

Posted on 2/28/2016

Meet the Board: Doug Buchanan

Posted on 11/29/2017

Meet the Board: Michelle Epps

Posted on 12/13/2017

Meet the Board: Matt Seaman

Posted on 7/23/2016

Meet the Board: Kate Blake

Posted on 1/9/2018

Meet the Board: Seema Rao

Posted on 8/29/2018

Meet the Board: Fred Gold

Posted on 8/29/2018

Meet the Board: Roberta Carothers

Posted on 9/12/2018

Why I'm an OMA Member

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A contribution to the Ohio Museums Association will help us continue to provide important programs and services to Ohio’s Museums.