Western Museum Association's Annual Meeting

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October 21-24, 2012

Palm Springs, California

The theme of WMA’s 2012 Annual Meeting, RESTORE and REJUVENATE: Our Cultural and Natural Resources, speaks directly to this central aspect of the area. The cultural and natural resources of the region are the focus of many innovative conservation efforts. Through the preservation and restoration of many major architectural buildings, the area is distinguished as a unique and treasured showcase of mid-20th-century architecture. Palm Canyon has the largest palm oasis in the world, and a curative hot springs is located downtown—over the years, many have come for the “taking of the waters. ”  For WMA’s 2012 Annual Meeting in Palm Springs, we hope you will come to RESTORE and REJUVENATE! 


Event Highlights

Over 40 engaging sessions on a variety of museum topics

Events at Sunnylands, Palm Springs Art Museum, Agua Caliente Cultural Museum and more...

Pre-Conference Tours of Joshua Tree, Desert Modern Architecture, and The Living Desert Zoo and Botanical Garden

Keynote addresses by W. Richard West, Jr. and Nik Honeysett

Resource/Exhibit Hall with numerous museum centric vendors

The Palm Springs Hilton (Annual Meeting Hotel) will be completely renovated this summer, and is just 2 short blocks to downtown Palm Springs museums and nightlife     


Join your fellow WMA Attendees for a poolside Opening Reception at the Hilton.

There will be a cash bar and light hors d’oeuvres.