eNews Alert: Keynote Announced for OMA Conference

Aug 09, 2019
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Museum Detox: Thanh Sinden
Keynote at the OMA Annual Conference 2019!
Headshot: Thanh Sinden

The Museum Detox Network is a collective of BAME (Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic) museum workers founded in 2016 to effect a systemic challenge to the lack of diversity and audience representation in the museum sector. In 2019, Museum Detox continues to use a network model to enable a sector where diversity thrives, and a workforce and audience that is reflective of the UK's 21st century population. 

Thanh Sinden is an independent museum consultant, and a board member of the Museum Detox steering group, where she champions fair representation and inclusion of BAME cultural, intellectual and creative contributions of past and present. 
At the OMA Conference 2019, Thanh will share some thoughts on her journey, where her impact has been, and where she continues to look to make change.

Read more about Museum Detox HERE

Register for the OMA 2019 Conference HERE

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Explore Common Themes at OMA Conference
Community Health and Wellbeing in the Museum

These sessions explore the the connections between museums and public health.
Headshots: Stephanie Porter and Roberta Grossland
Character Sketches, Body Image Awareness Exhibition/Education Program

Speakers (from left): Stephanie Porter, Head of Education, Woodstock Art Gallery andRoberta Grossland, Curator, Norfolk Arts Centre

Through the merging of art and public health, an education initiative was developed to address positive and negative body image with local grade 5 and 6 students. This presentation will explore how a network was developed between museum and community partners that led to increased support for local youth in Woodstock ON, and how networks such as this can be formed in other communities.
Headshots: Christian Blake and Sara Bhatti
Museums as Medicine?
Exploring the Healing Potential of Cultural Spaces

Speakers (from left): Christian Blake, Inclusion Manager, Royal Ontario Museum and Sara Bhatti, Research and Evaluation Analyst, Rx: Community 

Can cultural spaces contribute to people’s health and well-being? Are we overreaching to think so? Are museums already doing it? Join us as we grapple with these questions (and more) by exploring the findings of a social prescribing initiative undertaken by the Royal Ontario Museum, and delivered in partnership with the Alliance for Healthier Communities.

Have a First Look at the Conference Program HERE
Two conference attendees have a conversation
Conference Connections is a successful mentorship program, now in its 6th year! An initiative coordinated by the Group of Ontario Emerging Museum Professionals Committee (GOEMP) and the Ontario Museum Association (OMA), it is designed to introduce Emerging Museum Professionals (EMPs) to more established museum professionals, facilitating professional networking and exchange.

Space is limited, sign up early! 

Read more HERE

Early Bird registration at the OMA Annual Conference 2019 ends August 15th! 

Download the Registration Form HERE

Register online HERE

For any questions or comments, please contact Michela Comparey, Conference & Communications Coordinator, (conference@museumsontario.ca) toll free at 1 866 662 8672, or 416-348-8672 . 

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