Professional Interest Networks

OMA offers many opportunities for museum staff and volunteers to develop a strong connection and network with colleagues throughout the state through professional interest networks.  Professional interest networks provide opportunities for individuals with similar responsibilities to share information and ideas. Network directly with peers sharing similar interests and concerns.  These professional interest networks are available to OMA members at no charge. To participate in any or all of the professional interest networks, OMA members should click here to sign up or subscribe to specific online network below.

Professional Interest Networks

Oklahoma Museum Educators (OKME)
Provides network and opportunities for those concerned with learning in museums to share information, ideas and materials related to museum education and promotes excellence in museum learning.
Coordinator: Donna Merkt
Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art
Subscribe to OKME online network here

Oklahoma Native American Museum Professionals Association (OKNAMPA)
Provides network and opportunities for individuals within the museum community concerned with Native American issues based on Native American approaches, viewpoints, values, histories, cultures, religions and life-ways.
Coordinator: To Be Named
Subscribe to OKNAMPA online network here

Oklahoma Registrars Association (OKRA)
Provides network and opportunities for registrars, collections managers, curators, preparators, volunteer curators, loan professionals and any other interested museum staff or volunteers to address current museum issues, primarily in relation to collections management, at a grassroots level.
Coordinator: To Be Name
Subscribe to OKRA online network here

Oklahoma Emerging Museum Professionals (OEMP)
Provides network and opportunities for emerging professionals to obtain professional training and development, technical training, and opportunities to network and identify mentors in the museum field. Emerging professionals are defined as students and professionals in their first five years of employment in a museum. 
Coordinator: Sarah Dumas
Oklahoma History Center
Subscribe to OEMP online network here