We want you to be a part of the Oklahoma Museums Association Digital Project

Once you’ve got your recordings ready, upload your video here
Throughout the years, there have been many famous stories told by ordinary people – Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm, AA Milne, Beatrix Potter, Walt Disney, Roald Dahl, JK Rowling, PL Travers, and you. Yes. You.

Oklahoma museums are thriving now more than ever because people like you are telling the stories of the past, present, and future through engaging exhibits, awe-inspiring art installations, and powerful performances.

Through the collective power of museum professionals and supporters, Oklahoma Museums Association asks you for help telling our story of helping Oklahoma museums educate, inform, and entertain.

How, you ask? Video!

OMA is asking you to share your favorite museum memory, the moment you knew you loved museums, a secret you learned on your museum journey, or your best OMA memory. We have some questions available to help get your storytelling wheels turning and some one-line phrases to help you feel comfortable being on camera.

Possible questions for inspiration:
How did you first get involved in museum work?
How did you first get involved with museums?  (a bit more generic for our donors to be able to answer too.)
What situation have you or your museum found yourself in where OMA was a helpful resource?
Why do you believe OMA is the voice of Oklahoma museums?
What is the best benefit of being an OMA member?
What would you like OMA to know as they celebrate 50 years championing Oklahoma museums?

Possible statements that we encourage:
Hi, I am (name) and I love museums.
Hi, I am (name) and a proud member of OMA.
Hi, I am (name) and I am a proud Oklahoma museum professional.

You don’t have to be Martin Scorsese or Steven Spielberg to participate. Here are some quick and easy ways you can record yourself.

You can use a video or dslr camera. you’ll have that professional look and sound in hi-def. If you’re not a professional vlogger, have a friend or co-worker nearby to help make sure you are in frame and push record.

You can use the camera on your smartphone. apple or android, filming is as easy as pressing a button. Just remember to hold the phone side-to-side instead of up-and-down.

You can use the video camera function on your computer. You’ll know exactly what you look and sound like, and thanks to so many virtual meetings, we’re all used to looking our best for the computer’s camera.

By providing your recorded image and voice via the upload link provided by OMA, you consent to the use of the submitted content as seen allowable by Oklahoma Museums Association in any and all media throughout the universe in perpetuity, of your appearance, voice and name for any purpose whatsoever in connection with The Digital Project for Oklahoma Museums Association. All permissions for use are fully granted to OMA so as they pertain to the stated mission and vision of the organization.

Once you’ve got your recordings ready, upload your video here. We’ll then begin the process of watching and editing to help make your stories part of OMA’s mission!  You can submit as many videos as you like through March 15, 2022.