Choose the membership that's right for you!

The Ohio Museums Association offers membership in four different categories to tailor your membership experience to best meet your needs.

Individual OMA membership is also divided into three different categories to better accommodate the needs of our individual members: Individual, Student/Retiree and Business. To learn more about Individual membership and all of the benefits given to each individual member, click here.

Join Ohio's state-wide museum community! Our affordable Institutional membership is based on a sliding scale, with benefits including special offers and opportunities from our museum service provider partners, access to deep discounts from OMA's worker's compensation group rating program, full individual benefits for each museum employee, and more! To learn more about Institutional membership, click here.

Join Ohio's state-wide museum community to better connect your students! Our affordable University membership is available at three different price-points to fit the unique needs of your program and the students you serve. Your students will be covered under full OMA member benefits including discounts to year-round professional development opportunities, connections to Ohio's state-wide Emerging Museum Professionals network, access to the OMA job board, internships and volunteer opportunities across the state, and more! To learn more about University membership, click here.

Join the Ohio Museums Association's business community today and start taking advantage of OMA's resources and benefits to help get your company's name and services in front of OMA's statewide network of museums! OMA's Business membership is based on a sliding scale so that your company can get all benefits and resources that come with OMA membership at an affordable price. To learn more about Business membership, click here.

Why I'm an OMA Member

Member Benefits

Along with the great benefits outlined with the IndividualInstitutional, Business and University memberships are several other OMA Members Only opportunities.

Sedgwick (formerly CompManagement)

OMA offers access to Workers' Compensation Rating Group providing deep discounts in annual fees through our third party administrator Sedgwick (formerly CompManagement, Inc). For more information contact:

Kathy Redmond
Manager, Client Services
Phone: 614.376.5409
Email: [email protected]

Gaylord Archival

As an added benefit to all OMA members, the Ohio Museums Association has partnered with Gaylord to provide generous discounts on your everyday purchases!

Contact [email protected] to receive your member's priority code!

  • Save 18% on Archival Supplies
  • Save 10% on Furniture
  • 50% off shipping on all supply orders over $200

No matter how you choose to place your order just reference your OMA Member “Contract Priority Code” and you will receive your discounted pricing and preferential freight terms.

To receive your Gaylord Contract Priority Code, email [email protected] or call 614.297.2375

One Point Of Care (

 The Ohio Museums Association has announced One Point of Care ( as our preferred health benefits provider. OPOC can help your organization with your group health insurance needs. Through the use of the CARE Center, OPOC will help your museum Reduce Costs, Improve Benefits, Improve CARE, and put controls in place to suppress future health benefit-related costs. 

For more information, visit, or call 866.676.2871.

Pass It Down

Pass It Down has an online exhibit builder platform designed for cultural institutions to turn their history, collections and stories into interactive online exhibits and galleries to increase audience engagement.  Pass It Down created an offer to help OMA members keep serving their communities during the ongoing pandemic with a special low-price offer to help you turn your collections into engaging online exhibits.

A license to the Pass It Down platform can now be purchased for $49/month with no long term commitments for OMA members.

Learn more and receive your special offer at:

Piggyback App

Piggyback’s mission is to make culture mobile – and as the mobile partner of the Ohio Museums Association, Piggyback wants to make it easy for OMA members to take advantage of their mobile platform.

All OMA members can receive 20% off Piggyback’s Premium Service Plan (only $960 a year after discount). As an added bonus, Piggyback will also waive the first-year setup fee of $200! That’s a total of $440 in savings, just for being an OMA member!

Learn more about Piggyback and start your service by visiting

Re: discovery Software, Inc.

As an added benefit to all OMA members, Re: discovery Software, Inc. is proud to offer all Ohio Museums Association members a 10% discount on licensing, and 3 FREE months of Proficio Cloud hosting. Be sure to share your OMA membership affiliation with Re: discovery to receive your member discount!

With a Proficio Elements, The Small Museum Software, collections management system you will find your daily tasks are simplified, whether its data entry, updating, searching, reporting, or researching on your objects or archives. You can also use our Web Module to share the collection online! We are more than just a Collection Management Software company. We are a team of museum and archives professionals and top-notch software engineers. Your system will be supported and upgraded. Seamless conversions and Cloud hosting are available.

Artwork Archive

The Ohio Museums Association has partnered with Artwork Archive to provide our members with great resources and special opportunities. All OMA members will get a 20% lifetime discount on all software and products when they sign up for an Artwork Account at:

To learn more, or for any questions about Artwork Archive, please contact Elysian Koglmeier, Head of Growth, at [email protected] or 978.290.2732. 

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