Western Museums Association
Providing professional development for museum professionals since 1935.
The Western Museums Association (WMA) is a nonprofit, membership organization dedicated to serving museums, museum professionals, as well as the related organizations and individuals, by providing vision, enrichment, intellectual challenge, and a forum for communication and interaction. The WMA is primarily comprised of members across the Western states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington, the Western provinces of Alberta and British Columbia, and the Pacific Islands, among others.
Mission: Transforming the museum field through collaboration.
Vision: Dynamic museums connecting with thriving communities.
Supporting Statement: WMA believes museums must be essential to the communities they serve and that their impact contributes to why their communities thrive. By sparking the generation of ideas that continually refresh the museum field, WMA ensures museum professionals are inspired to create meaningful experiences that individual visitors value.