The Washington Museum Association was established to represent and serve museums of all types and sizes throughout Washington State.

Our Mission

  • Encourage and facilitate the use and development of the highest professional standards.

  • Further the role of museums as community partners in education.

  • Act as a clearing house and communication network for information of special interest to museums.

  • Constitute a statewide voice for a diverse constituency and display leadership in supporting cultural diversity and the open expression of ideas.

  • Serve as a statewide advocate for museums and actively promote the collection, preservation, exhibition, and interpretation of historic, scientific, artistic and cultural material, sites, practices, and ideas.

WaMA is operated through the efforts of an all-volunteer Board of museum professionals and supporters from across Washington.  Board meetings are hosted each quarter by different museums throughout the state.