Governance workshop at Delhi Tobacco Museum & Heritage Centre


Ontario’s museums are facing increasing demands on their work while trying to address the evolving needs and expectations of their communities and stakeholders in an ever changing landscape. In order to better respond to our members’ expressed needs, while providing strategic support to Ontario’s museums, the Ontario Museum Association launched the three-year museumsuccession project in 2013. This project, funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, worked with the museum community to ensure a sustainable, vibrant and engaging sector.

Our province-wide project, in partnership with museum networks across Ontario, worked to strengthen Ontario’s museum sector through three pillars of work:

  1. enhancing governance to further develop organizational leadership to support succession,
  2. supporting and fostering inclusive museums with strengthened relationships with their communities to ensure ongoing support, and
  3. working with Emerging Museum Professionals to foster the development of a strong, connected and empowered emerging workforce.

To find out more about the museumsuccession project, read our FAQs. [ PDF 366 kb ]

The museumsuccession project was supported by a Project Advisory Committee:

  • Chair: Henriette Riegel, Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum
  • Chair: Lori Nelson, Lake of the Woods Museum
  • Karen Bachmann, Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre
  • Amy Barron, Independent Curator and CMS Course Director
  • Madeleine Callaghan, Scarborough Museum
  • Liz Driver, Campbell House Museum
  • Amy Dunlop, Wellington County Museum and Archives
  • Cheryl Fraser, Royal Ontario Museum and OMA Council Member

Want to know more?

Mary Collier, Professional Development Program Manager
Toll free in ON 1-866-OMA-8672
[email protected]

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