Membership Information

 "It makes me proud to be a member of an organization that is functioning at such a high level."

                                                                                                                            - OMA Member, 2016


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Membership Matters!

Do you work in, volunteer for or simply care about museums, art galleries and historic sites in Ontario? Then look no further!  


For over 50 years, the OMA has promoted museums and advanced the standards for museums and museum professionals throughout Ontario. 

It is our collective strength that allows us to:

  • effectively advocate for better funding and community support.
  • advance our own learning.
  • gather inspiration and ideas by networking with our peers.

Your OMA membership gives you access to OMA's initiatives in: advocacy, professional development, communications, learning opportunities, recognition of excellence, resources, and much more. Your support helps to strengthen the OMA's ability to maintain and enhance these services, and contributes to building a robust museum sector throughout the province.


Membership Categories & Rates

  • Museum/Cultural Worker – An individual who is working or who has been working in a paid or unpaid capacity in a museum/cultural organization in Ontario; or an individual who is or has been a trustee of a museum/cultural organization in Ontario $85
  • Colleague – An individual employed at an institution that is an OMA member in good standing $75
  • Supporting – an individual who is interested in supporting the mission and the objectives of the OMA, but who is not eligible for membership in other categories $60
  • Student – an individual enrolled full-time in a museum studies, arts administration or any other educational program in Ontario $50

Click here for more information about Individual Member Benefits.


An Ontario museum which falls within the definition of a museum as outlined in the Letters Patent, or any organization which is legally incorporated and professionally related to the mission and objectives of the Ontario Museum Association.

Institutional fees are based on Operating Budgets:

  • Less than $165,000 - $100
  • Between $165,000 and $2.1 million - 0.0007 x Annual Operating Budget (seven hundredths of one percent) = membership fee
  • Greater than $2.1 million - $1,500

*This structure takes into consideration the varying operating budgets of our members and reflects the capacity of each member institution. 

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  • Consultant – an individual who derives income from selling products or services to the museum sector $125
  • Corporate – a corporation or business which is interested in supporting the mission and objectives of the Ontario Museum Association $325

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