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May 14, 2019

OMA Awards of Excellence Deadline: Friday, May 17 Recognize and celebrate excellent work in the museum sector! Awards of Excellence inspire people who work and volunteer at museums, impress and demonstrate the value , relevance and importance of museums to the community, funders, and government leaders! Self-nominations for Awards of Excellence are expected and encouraged. The nomination process...

May 01, 2019

View this email in your browser May is Museum Month! Mai, Mois des Musées! Jump to: Social Media Municipal Proclamations Press Coverage How to get Involved About May is Museum Month: Celebrated by Ontario’s 700+ museums, galleries, and heritage sites, May is Museum Month is an opportunity to explore museums, galleries, and heritage sites across Ontario. Promote your museum to a wide audience and...

Apr 11, 2019

Ontario Budget 2019 What Museums Need to Know See the full Budget 2019 HERE Read the Media Release from the Department of Finance HERE Read the government's highlights from the budget HERE April 11, 2019 Infrastructure, transit, healthcare and education, employment programs all featured in the budget as anticipated. Today’s 2019 Ontario budget "“Ontario’s Plan to Protect What Matters Most”...

Mar 22, 2019

Federal Budget 2019 What Museums Need to Know See the full Budget 2019 HERE Read the Media Release from the Department of Finance HERE Read a transcript of Minister Morneau's Speech HERE Highlights from the budget: To support more festivals, large-scale and community-based celebrations and commemoration initiatives, Budget 2019 proposes to provide $24 million over two years, starting in 2019–20,...

Mar 01, 2019

Call for Proposals Deadline Extended to March 13, 2019 OMA Annual Conference, Brantford, October 23-25, 2019 What is a network? How does your network work together to promote the entire museum community? How can museums work better with the rest of the tourism sector, including partnerships with local and regional businesses? Read the Full Call for Proposals, including more questions to consider...

Dec 28, 2018

View this email in your browser TODS Program Update News Release from the Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport On December 27, 2018, the Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport issued a news release regarding the Tourism-Oriented Directional Signing Program (TODS). "We have worked with Canadian TODS Limited - the third party responsible for the delivery and maintenance of the TODS program - to...

Dec 10, 2018

View this email in your browser Holiday Bonus Prizes! Fill out the Museum Impact Survey by noon on December 20, 2018 CLICK HERE to complete the Museum Impact Survey Thank you to all who have filled out the Museum Impact Survey so far. We've drawn for four grand prizes and would like to congratulate and thank the winners. “Thank you very much for the gift, and a huge thank you to the OMA for all...

Nov 26, 2018

View this email in your browser Take 30. Make a difference! Fill out the Museum Impact Survey by December 7, 2018 CLICK HERE to complete the Museum Impact Survey The OMA has launched the Museum Impact Survey to collect data from the province's museums, galleries, heritage sites and more. Museums must better demonstrate the impact of our sector on key priorities of current governments for more...

Nov 13, 2018

View this email in your browser Canadian Conservation Institute Workshop – Exhibition Lighting Presented in Partnership with the Ontario Association of Art Galleries Art Gallery of Hamilton February 6-7, 2019 Workshop Description Exhibition lighting has undergone major transformations in the past decade. Museums must now adapt to a revolution in lighting technology driven by pressures to reduce...

Sep 11, 2018

View this email in your browser One week left to save Deadline: September 17, 2018 Only Until Monday, September 17, 5 pm! The OMA is offering a Labour Day Rate on conference registration. Members save $70 on full conference registration. This is the last chance to register for Conference under a reduced rate - don't miss it! How to register: Register online Call the OMA at 1 866 662 8672 Email...