May is Museum Month 2023




May is Museum Month / Mai, mois des musées
Show how museums support sustainability and wellbeing!

May is Museum Month / Mai, mois des musées is a program of the Ontario Museum Association and celebrated by Ontario’s 700+ museums, galleries, and heritage sites. It is an opportunity to celebrate the vital contributions of museums to the recovery and rebuilding of Ontario and to kick-off 2023’s summer tourism season! 
May is Museum Month coincides with International Museum Day on May 18th. With this year’s theme of “Museums, Sustainability and Wellbeing”, we want to encourage all Ontarians to come together and realize the full transformative potential that museums have for sustainable development and wellbeing!
How to Participate
  • Request a proclamation that "May is Museum Month" from your Municipality. Download OMA's request letter template and draft proclamation (read through, and fill out the highlighted sections). Be sure to cc the OMA on your email (
  • Invite your MPP to join an upcoming event in celebration of your museum's contributions to your community. Download OMA's invitation letter template. (read through, and fill out the highlighted sections). Be sure to cc the OMA on your email (
  • Use the OMA graphic template to share your museum's happenings on social media (Access our graphics on Canva or download the PNG files HERE). Be sure to tag us @MuseumsOntario and use the hashtags #ONMuseumMonth and #MuseumsConnectON
  • Promote your upcoming/ongoing exhibitions, programs and events in our Discover Ontario Museums listings (Read the User's Guide HERE)
  • Use the OMA May is Museum Month 2023 wordmark on your website and publications, and forward to your local media outlets (Download the MMM 2023 wordmark HERE)

Access OMA's communications toolkit HERE.

Access the Communications Toolkit
Access our graphics in Canva or download the PNG files HERE
Graphic featuring Old Stone Mill | Delta Mill Society