Ohio Museums Monthly

February 2024
Vol. 27, Issue 2

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Register today for OMA's 2024 Annual Conference

Click here to register!

See the OMA News section below, or visit the Conference page for complete OMA2024 details!


2024 OMA Empowering Museum Voices Fellowship Cohort Announced

OMA is proud to announce the participants of the pilot year of our Empowering Museum Voices Fellowship Program! Learn more about this year's Fellows and see the full press release in the OMA News section.


Register today for OMA's February Webinar

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


Student Scholarships Available for OMA 2024

The Ohio Museums Association is committed to connecting and empowering museum professionals at all stages of their career– including our student and emerging museum professionals!

Through generous donations, OMA is very proud to once again offer those students who are seeking careers in the museum field Full Conference Registration Student Scholarships for OMA 2024 in Sandusky. Learn more in the OMA News section!


Back for 2024 - OMA Social Media Ambassadors

The Ohio Museums Association knows a conference isn't just about sessions and speakers, it's about making connections, sharing ideas, and sparking conversations - and OMA is looking for vibrant online museum voices to help us do just that in 2024!

Our Social Media Ambassadors will help create a robust online presence during OMA2024 - both for folks joining us in-person in Sandusky, and for those not able to attend the conference. Learn more in the OMA News section!


Back for 2024 - OMA Conference Fellowships

The Ohio Museums Association is committed to connecting and empowering museum professionals at all stages of their career, and we recognize how important professional development events like conferences are in advancing careers. We also know not all museum professionals have professional development opportunities built into their personal or institutional budgets.

Through generous donations, OMA is very proud to offer conference fellowships to museum professionals for OMA 2024 in Sandusky. These fellowships are available to non-students, currently working or volunteering at an Ohio museum, or for professionals currently seeking a career in museums. Learn more in the OMA News Section!


Join us for the February OMA Shop Talk

Join OMA and your colleagues from across the state for our quarterly colleague connector lunch chat, Tuesday, February 6 from noon-1pm.

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


Become an Exhibitor or Sponsor at the 2024 OMA Annual Conference

Support the Ohio Museums Association while promoting your business and services to the Ohio museum community as an ExhibitorSponsor or Advertiser as part of the 2024 OMA Annual Conference, April 13-15 in Sandusky!

Learn more about how your business can get involved on the Conference Vendor page!


Join OMA for our 2024 Saturday Conference Tours

Coming to Sandusky a little early for OMA 2024? Or, not able to make it to the full OMA conference but still want a great OMA 2024 experience?

See more of the region and join us Saturday, April 13 for two great options for Saturday tours!

In honor of our location in Sandusky on the beautiful Lake Erie coast, we are offering two Saturday tour opportunities:

  • Our "Shore" tour is a drive-and-explore-on-your-own opportunity for attendees to make their own schedule and map their own trip as they explore seven museums around the shoreline.

  • Our "Island" tour is an organized field trip to Lake Erie's beautiful South Bass Island. Attendees will take the Miller Ferry from Port Clinton and enjoy a full day of exploration and fun at six museums in Put-In-Bay.

See the OMA News section for more information on our "Shore" and "Island" tours and to register!

Note: Registration for Saturday Conference Tours are available as stand-alone tickets, or can also be added to 2024 Conference Registration during the conference registration process.


Book Your Rooms at the OMA 2024 Conference Hotel - Sawmill Creek Resort

The Ohio Museums Association is excited to call Sawmill Creek Resort home to our 2024 OMA conference headquarters! Learn how to reserve your rooms in the OMA news section.


Register today for the OMA 2024 Sunday Conference ServeOhio Workshop!

Click here to register, and learn more in the OMA News section!

Note: Registration for the Sunday Conference Workshop is available as a stand-alone ticket, or can also be added to 2024 Conference Registration during the conference registration process.


Register today for the OMA 2024 Sunday Conference Art Possible Workshop

Click here to register, and learn more in the OMA News section!

Note: Registration for the Sunday Conference Workshop is available as a stand-alone ticket, or can also be added to 2024 Conference Registration during the conference registration process.


OMA Welcomes One Point of Care as our member health benefit partner!

The Ohio Museums Association has announced One Point of Care (opoc.us) as our preferred health benefits provider. OPOC can help your organization with your group health insurance needs by reducing costs and improving benefits – without changing your current provider!

Learn more in the OMA News Section, or visit www.onepointofcare.com/oma, or call 866.676.2871.

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 Taft Museum of Art has selected Tunde Wey as their 2024 Duncanson Artist-in-Residence.

Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum has named Sarah Templeton Wilson as the Park’s next 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 (February 1, 2024) 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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