Welcome to May is Museum Month!

avr 29, 2022
April 29, 2022
Welcome to
May is Museum Month / 
Mai, mois des musées
Celebrating the power of museums
In this Special edition, please find
A Message from Her Honour the Honourable
Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontari

May 2022
"As Lieutenant Governor, I have been fortunate to have toured wonderful museums, galleries, and heritage sites all across this province. From these visits, I have seen how these are lively and forward-thinking organizations that are engaging with, and evolving alongside, their communities. Moreover, it is evident that their captivating programming is reflective of our diversity, is able to spark essential dialogue and deepen understanding on contemporary issues in provocative and edifying ways.

Therefore, it is with a sense of gratitude that I recognize “May is Museum Month” and applaud the Ontario Museum Association on the proud occasion of its 50th anniversary. On behalf of Her Majesty The Queen, I express my thanks to museum professionals for their commitment to making our world-class institutions even better. All Ontarians, and visitors from around the world, can benefit greatly from what you have to offer. May your efforts continue to point the way toward a more just, sustainable, society and country.

Elizabeth Dowdeswell"
Ontario Municipalities Proclaim
May is Museum Month!
Read the Proclamation HERE. 
Mississippi Mills
Read the Proclamation HERE. (page 26)
"As Mayor of the City of Ottawa, I'm proud to support our local museums and tourist destinations. I can't think of a better way for residents and visitors alike to rediscover our beautiful nation's capital than by taking in the many great museums and historic sites throughout the month of May,"
Jim Watson, Mayor of the City of Ottawa
Port Colborne
Read the Proclamation HERE. (page 7 of the PDF)
Read the Proclamation HERE. 

Free general admission to Toronto History Museums ensures equity in programming, fair access to resources, full participation within City spaces, and equitable opportunities for participation for underserved and underrepresented groups. This Museums Month and beyond, I encourage all residents to visit Toronto History Museums to learn about Toronto’s past, present and future.”
John Tory, Mayor of the City of Toronto
Thank you to all the museums and OMA members
who requested proclamations!

Has your community proclaimed May is Museum Month?

Send us an email at community@museumsontario.ca
Some Museum Events this May: 
Special offers this May is Museum Month:
50% of one-day admission -  Military Communications & Electronics Museum
Free admission (beginning May 1, 2022) -  Toronto History Museums

Special Programs
1st: Sunday FUNday - Oshawa Museum
7th: Spring Open House - Textile Museum of Canada
7th: Virtual Heritage Walking Tour:  Where Culture Meets Community - Elman W. Campbell Museum
12th: Virtual Talk - The Curious Life of Canada’s First International Oil Baron - Oil Museum of Canada
12th: Uncovering History: An Interactive Scavenger Hunt - Peel Art Gallery, Museum, and Archives

Exhibits and Seasonal Openings: 
1st: Promenades - Exhibition of Art by Vasyl Kondratuk - Taras Schevchenko Museum
1st: Museum Opens - Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum
7th: Ace Academy: Flight Experience - Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum
7th: Main Street Virtual Experience - Elman W. Campbell Museum
7th: Big Cheese Days -  Ingersoll Cheese & Agricultural Museum
May is Museum Month Social Media Kit
The OMA has prepared a kit to help museums share all about the power of museums through their social media and communications. Download the kit for example social media posts, fast facts about Ontario's 700+ museums, and ideas for engaging content for May.
MMM Social Media Kit
International Museum Day - May 18th
Communications Kit

Organised by the International Council of Museums (ICOM) on 18 May each year or around this date, the events and activities planned to celebrate International Museum Day can last a day, a weekend or an entire week. IMD was celebrated for the first time 40 years ago. All around the world, more and more museums participate in International Museum Day.

In this edition of International Museum Day, we invite you to join thousands of museums around the world in unleashing the power of museums!

The dedicated website for International Museum Day provides you with all the information, tools and material needed to get involved in the 2022 edition. An interactive map will gather the events and activities taking place all over the world while the Communications Kit will help you participate in this occasion.
IMD Communications Kit
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