Ohio Museums Monthly

August 2021
Vol. 24, Issue 8

Featured this Edition   

Submit your session proposals for the 2022 OMA Annual Conference!

OMA is now accepting session proposals for our 2022 Annual Conference, April 2-4, 2022 in Cincinnati.

OMA is looking for innovative and engaging sessions that will create an interactive experience for our conference attendees, and we need your help!

Learn more about how to submit your session idea in the OMA News section or on the OMA Session Proposal Page

Ohio's Museums Are Awesome - Help us spread the word!

This year marks the 10th Annual, Speak Up for Ohio Museums Day, to be held October 4, 2021! The Ohio Museums Association is once again assembling a photo story to share with our elected officials, colleagues and friends, highlighting the importance of the vibrant and diverse museums that call Ohio home.

Deadline for submissions is September 13. See the OMA News section or click here to learn how you can highlight your own institution and help us make a photo story that features museums all over Ohio!

Register today for OMA's August 30 Webinar


Click here to register, and learn more in the OMA News Section.  

Join OMA for our August Ohio Museum Mixer


Join OMA and your colleagues from across the state for our virtual networking happy hour - the Ohio Musuem Mixer - Thursday, August 26, from 4-5 pm.

Register here, and learn more in the OMA News Section.

Save the date for September's #OHMuseumChat

The Ohio Museums Association is proud to present our September twitter chat – #OHMuseumChat– Thursday, September 16 at noon!


For this month’s topic, we will be discussing “Grants for Museums.”

Learn more in the OMA News section!

* Just a reminder that our #OHMuseumChats now take place bi-monthly, on the third Thursday of every odd month. 

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People In The News

Have a new hire at your museum? Is a colleague celebrating their retirement? Were you recognized with an award in your field? We want to recognize you! Send your announcements to the Ohio Museums Association for inclusion in our People in the News!

The Board of Directors of Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens has announced that Sean M. Joyce, President & Executive Director, has stepped down to pursue other opportunities. Joyce served as President & Executive Director of Stan Hywet since February 2018. senior leadership team of Julie Frey, Curator; Tom Hrivnak, Superintendent; Valarie Still, Vice President of Events & Personnel; and Mark Syroney, Vice President of Development & Communication will collectively serve as the executive leadership of Stan Hywet in the interim.

Katie Shelley has been named as the Toledo Museum of Art’s first manager of access initiatives, a role that reports to the Museum’s director of belonging and community engagement.

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is pleased to announce Laura Huerta Migus as the agency's new Deputy Director, Office of Museum Services. Huerta Migus comes to IMLS from the Association of Children's Museums (ACM), where she served as Executive Director.

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Your Museum Can Save Big on Workers Compensation Premiums with OMA!

 Did you know? All OMA members are eligible to join our Workers Compensation Group Rating program

through Sedgwick (formerly CompManagement)! Reduce your Workers Comp premiums and support Ohio Museums at the same time - see the OMA news section for details.

OMA Wants You!

Help us keep our database up to date and get the word out about OMA events. Send any changes or additions to address, staff names, promotions, email, or phone to [email protected].

Ohio Museums Monthly (August 1, 2021) is published monthly, twelve times per year, for members of the Ohio Museums Association.

Please direct inquiries or materials for publication to: Ohio Museums Association, 800 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, OH 43211; p: 614.297.2375; email [email protected]

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