eNews Alert: May is Museum Month!

May 01, 2019
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May is Museum Month! 
Mai, Mois des Musées!

May is Museum Month

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    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 kick off the summer tourism season!

    See the public facing May is Museum Month webpage HERE

      Social Media

      “Put a museum in your travel plans this spring! Find museums or special events during #ONMuseumsMonth at museumsontario.ca” (tweet this)

      “Looking for a fun & educational family outing? #DYK 77% of Ontario museums offer programs linked to school curriculum? #ONMuseumMonth” (tweet this)

      Download the May is Museum Month Social Media Kit HERE

      On an average day, museums across Ontario welcome 53 150 visitors
      Download this GIF and use it on your website or social media!
      Museum websites in Ontario welcome 93.5 million online visits a year. That's 3 visits every second
      Download this GIF and use it on your website or social media!
      Municipal Proclamations
      Municipal Proclamations

      Municipalities across Ontario have proclaimed 'May is Museum Month!'  

      Should your municipality be on this list? Email Michela Comparey at partners@museumsontario.ca to add it!

      Press Coverage
      Press Coverage
      How to Get Involved
      • Download the Social Media Kit for sample tweets, facts, and tips on engaging your online audience. (Download the Social Media Kit)
      • Twitter and Facebook users: Publish your International Museum Day activities and events with the hashtag: #ONMuseumMonth#IMD2019#MayisMuseumMonth and tag the OMA @museumsontario
      • Invite your MPP, public officials and community leaders to your events. Don't forget to invite local media, share your pictures, and post them at your website! Download a template Invitation
      • Learn more about International Museum Day (IMD) by visiting the International Council of Museums (ICOM) website here and add your May museum events and activities to the interactive world map!
      A Note from the OMA Executive Director, Marie Lalonde
      Dear Museum Colleagues, 

      As we begin May is Museum Month, now is a great opportunity to celebrate all the contributions of museums to their communities and to our province. The OMA proudly promotes the amazing work that you do and advocates for a stronger Ontario Museum sector. We couldn't do what we do without you!

      Your membership or donation goes to support the efforts of the OMA and allows us to advocate on behalf of our Ontario museum sector. 

      If you're able, please consider a donation to the OMA today! 

      Marie Lalonde, Executive Director 
      Yes, I want to help!
      p.s. There is strength in numbers! If you are not already, become an OMA Member by visiting: https://members.museumsontario.ca/membership/join
      For any questions or comments, please contact Marie Lalonde, Executive Director, (mlalonde@museumsontario.caor by phone at: 416-348-8672 or toll free, 1 866 662 8672. 
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