Collecting Community Responses to COVID-19

Collecting Community Responses to COVID-19
We are living through a time that is undoubtedly Historically Significant. We can all feel it in our everyday lives. As museum professionals whose job is to collect, preserve, and interpret the history of our communities, how do we do this responsibly while history is unfolding around us?

Join the OMA for a webinar in which three museum professionals, an Archivist, a Collections Manager, and a Curator, talk about how they are approaching the challenge of documenting the COVID-19 pandemic as it happens, planning for future collecting, and taking care of themselves and their communities in the process.

Then, continue the conversation at the OMA’s weekly #MuseumConnectON Member Check-in on Wednesday, May 6th to share your own approaches, challenges, and questions with your colleagues.
Gabrielle Major
Registrar, City of Toronto Museums & Heritage Services
Gabrielle Major is currently Registrar with City of Toronto Museums & Heritage Services, where she oversees a collection of 150,000 artifacts and over a million archaeological specimens, both in storage and on display at the City's ten museum sites. She has been involved with museums and collections management since 2006, when she began her career with the Community Museums Association of PEI.

Chris Selman
Curator, Museums of Burlington
Chris Selman is currently Curator with the Museums of Burlington, where he works to balance the intellectual and physical preservation of the Museums' collections with their public display and interpretation. He has worked with museums since 2010, with prior positions held at the Association of Nova Scotia Museums, Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, and the City of Toronto's Museums & Heritage Services.

Jennifer Weymark
Archivist, Oshawa Museum
Jennifer Weymark began her career with the Oshawa Museum in 1999, assuming the role of Archivist in 2000. As Archivist, Jennifer assumes a lead role in the supervision, development and presentation of the archival collection. The position involves research and the communication of research findings in exhibit and audio/visual scripts, reports, articles or books. As archivist, Jennifer has authored and co-authored several books on local history, written numerous articles, presented at both provincial and national association conferences, developed online & outreach exhibitions and taken the lead in researching a more diverse look at Oshawa’s history.
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May 05, 2020
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May 05, 2020
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