Certificate in Museum Studies Course Update

May 20, 2021
Need to Know
Certificate in Museum Studies Course Update

Museums & the Community
New online format and date
Online: September 27 – December 3, 2021
Registration opens July 20, 2021
Course Director: Amy Barron, Fleming College
For the full updated schedule, CLICK HERE.
The safety of participants and instructors is our highest priority and the OMA continues to monitor public health advisories. Dates, locations, and formats are subject to change.
Questions about the CMS Program? Email pd@museumsontario.ca
Funding Opportunities
OMA Professional Development
Celebrate careers that inspire #OMAAwards2021

Gail McIntyre has empowered generations of heritage professionals through her work as a faculty member at Fleming College and as a leading expert in the field of conservation. She received the OMA’s Distinguished Career Award of Excellence in 2020. More HERE.

Do you know someone like Gail? or Do you share her dedication to the sector?  Nominate them or yourself for an OMA Award of Excellence by June 18!
Send us your Nominations
Free Online CCI Workshop for OMA Members - Apply today!
Deadline to apply: May 25, 2021

The Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) presents a virtual workshop pilot project on the topic of developing an Emergency Response Plan for your institution.
CCI is partnering with the Ontario Museum Association to pilot this workshop with up to ten (10) OMA member museums. There is no cost to participate.
Find out more and apply to participate HERE.
Deadline for applications: May 25, 2021
Questions? Email Mary Collier at pd@museumsontario.ca
Celebrating 10 years at the OMA
Mary Collier
Professional Development Program Manager

Mary Collier, the OMA’s dedicated and welcoming Professional Development Program Manager, recently celebrated her 10-year anniversary at the OMA!

Mary leads the ongoing development of the OMA’s Certificate in Museum Studies Program, Awards of Excellence, OMA Annual Conference, and important initiatives like the Indigenous Collections Symposium, helping the sector build our knowledge and achieve more for our communities.

You might recognise Mary’s warm smile from OMA learning events, courses, OMA Conferences, Symposia, or many of the OMA’s past webinars, as she deftly manages OMA initiatives and keeps everything running smoothly. This past year, Mary shifted the OMA’s PD to online delivery and developed webinars, resources, and communications to assist museums as they shifted too.

Mary came to the OMA in 2011 after working with our colleagues at the Alberta Museums Association in several roles. Mary is also a graduate of Brock University, Sir Sandford Fleming College, and the University of Guelph. She and her husband Michael live in Hamilton with their son Max and dog Kong.

We are grateful to have Mary on the OMA team.

Thank you for all you do, Mary!

Upcoming OMA Dates
May 31: Start Date: CMS: Artifacts

July 13: Registration Opens: CMS: Collections Management. Register HERE.

July 20: Registration Opens: CMS: Museums & the Community. Register HERE.
Other PD Opportunities
50th Anniversary Conference Series: June Event
Alberta Museums Association

June 17, 2021
12:00-5:30PM MDT

The second event in the AMA's 2021 Conference Series features a full afternoon of virtual learning. Following the opening keynote, choose from eight concurrent breakout sessions led by provincial, national, and international museum professionals addressing the Conference's guiding pillars of Reconciliation, Inclusion, Community, and Innovation.

More details on the June Event Program HERE
Register for the event HERE.
Upcoming Events: eLearning Course & Webinar
Charity Village

eLearning Course: Learn how to transition your fundraising events to virtual

This online course covers:

  • Identifying what type of virtual event is best for your organization
  • Creating your event budget
  • Developing unique sponsorship opportunities
  • How to feel confident in planning, rehearsing, and running your live event

Learn more and enroll HERE.

Webinar: Hybrid and virtual galas
Thursday, June 17 at 1pm ET / 10am PT

Sabrina Roy will present a case study that will demonstrate how creative minds and pie-in-the-sky ideas helped reimagine a long-standing gala into a successful virtual fundraising event.

Register HERE.

MuseumNext XR Summit
July 12-14, 2021

MuseumNext XR Summit, is a new event which is focused on how museums can use Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality to create exciting experiences for their audiences.

Subjects covered by speakers in this three day event include:

✅ How to kickstart your virtual reality ambitions
✅ Adding value to exhibitions with augmented reality
✅ Inspiring case studies from around the world
✅ Engaging young audiences with augmented reality
✅ Lessons learnt from virtual reality projects
✅ How to prototype augmented reality experiences

Read more and register HERE.
WorkInCulture Marketing Masterclass
Deadline for applications July 31, 2021

Developing more sophisticated marketing skills to build awareness, engage audiences, and drive revenue generation continue to be a high priority for arts and heritage organizations. Through generous support from Canadian Heritage, WorkInCulture working closely with a curriculum consultant and marketing specialist, will develop a marketing incubator program for arts & heritage organizations in Toronto, Kingston, and Ottawa.

A total of 30 participants will be accepted into the program to receive the training and to create a marketing strategy to address a challenge or opportunity of their choosing. 

Read more about the project HERE.

Canada Revenue Agency Webinars

CRA charities information session on gifting and receipting
The Charities Directorate at the CRA holds information sessions on a variety of topics. Their next sessions will take place on May 25 and May 26 and will focus on your charity’s obligations with regards to gifting and receipting

Register HERE.

CRA GST/HST responsibilities
Understanding the most important tax rules and legislation can help your nonprofit manage its GST/HST responsibilities and also maximize its recoveries. Join the Ontario Nonprofit Network for a specialized webinar with the Canada Revenue Agency on June 9 to explore helpful tax topics such as rebates, input tax credits, taxable vs. exempt supplies, capital real property and more

Register HERE.
Webinar: Grow Your Summer Donations with the
Great Canadian Giving Challenge

Canada Helps.org

On May 20th at 1pm ET, join CanadaHelps’ Angela Kostenko and Marko Miketic to learn how to:

•    Make your campaign matter to donors by tying asks to impact
•    Drive urgency with campaign progress bars and timelines
•    Leverage the passion of your supporters to drive more donations
•    Reach new potential donors by generating the right media buzz

Learn more and register HERE.
Even More PD Opportunities!

May 21: Free Webinar: The Elephant in the Room: the Leadership Crisis in Canada's Cultural Sector from  British Columbia Museums Association. Register HERE.

May 27: Art+Labour Arts Panel | MAYWORKS WINDSOR. Register HERE.

May 27: LEARN IT | BUILD IT | MANAGE IT Guelph Virtual Consultations registration deadline EXTENDED from ArtsBuildOntario. Apply HERE.

June 2: Free Webinar: #MuseumsAreNotNeutral Western Museums Association Keynote in partnership with the British Columbia Museums Association. Register HERE.
July 2: The Summer Comeback: Recover Fast & Strong with Your Local Visitors with MuseumNext. Register HERE.
The OMA Welcomes Your Support
If you are already an OMA member, please renew your membership when you receive an email reminder. If you are not a member, please consider joining, either as an institution or an individual. You can find information about member categories and benefits on our website.

Please also consider making a donation to the OMA on our website or through Canada Helps.

Your support of the OMA and your participation in events make us stronger as a sector, and we appreciate each and everyone one of you.

An OMA membership connects you with our network of over 1000 members, representing 700 museums, galleries, and heritage sites across the province. In addition, an OMA membership provides you with the latest news via the ONmuseums newsletter, eNews alerts, and COVID-19 resources to mitigate impact for Ontario museums, galleries and heritage sites.
COVID-19 Resources
The OMA has prepared a dedicated webpage of COVID-19 communications and resources, updated as new information and resources become available.

Read more HERE.
We're Here to Help!

For all questions or inquiries please contact the OMA: community@museumsontario.ca or call 416-348-8672 / 1-866-662-8672.

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Executive Director
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