“Museums in Ontario have been hard hit by closures due to COVID-19, leaving them unable to welcome visitors to their sites, run education programs, and fundraise to support their continuing operations. Support from their communities and from all levels of government is essential for Ontario’s museums to recover and develop new ways of working. May is Museum Month / Mai, Mois, des Musées and International Museum Day are an opportunity to remind us that Ontario museums can help our province rebuild and emerge stronger from the global pandemic. This May, enjoy an online visit to an Ontario museum!”
May is Museum Month 2020 provides an opportunity to emphasize how museums connect Ontario, especially during these times of physical distancing, and coincides with International Museum Day on May 18th, an initiative of the International Council of Museums (ICOM).
We want to highlight the contributions that museums make; to education, to their communities, to tourism, and as a key part of the province’s recovery from COVID-19.
We encourage members to continue with their current work; providing digital experiences through #MuseumFromHome, engaging their community, and connecting to each other.
Celebrate Ontario's museums during the month of May by taking part in the following activities:
Send a letter to your MPP to advocate for support in the sector. (Download a letter template). Find your MPP's mailing address HERE.
Post your online content, virtual events, and special offers in yourDiscover Ontario Museumslistings at www.museumsontario.ca and tag any content with #MuseumFromHome! (Here's how: User's Guide)
Twitter and Facebook users: Tag any content with #MayisMuseumMonth and tag the OMA @museumsontario
Ontario’s museums offer many digital experiences, accessible from anywhere in the world! Museum websites in the province welcome 93.5 million online visits a year – that’s 3 per second and growing! #MayIsMuseumMonth #MuseumsConnectON #Digital
In its 7th edition, UNESCO-supported MuseumWeek for 2020 has a theme of “togetherness”, with seven hashtags over seven days that can engage an international audience. Monday May 11 will celebrate the workers that face the crisis with #heroesMW.
Pendant le mois de mai, faites la promotion des musées de l'Ontario en prenant part aux activités promotionnelles suivantes :
Publiez vos événements et vos activités spéciaux dans votre liste Découvrez Musées Ontario àwww.museesontario.ca!
Utilisateurs de Twitter et Facebook : faites connaître vos activités spéciaux avec le mot-clic #MayIsMuseumMonth, en mentionnant l’AMO (@museumsontario)
Visitez lesite web d'ICOM (le Conseil international des musées) pour apprendre davantage sur la Journée internationale des musées 2020 et ajoutez votre événement ou activité du mois de mai à la carte du monde interactive!
Insérez le mot-symbole de laMai, mois des musées 2020 de l’AMO dans votre site Web et vos publications, et envoyez-le à vos médias locaux.