ONmuseums:  Indigenous Collections Workshop - Next Steps & Save the Date

Oct 03, 2019
At the OMA
Indigenous Collections Workshop
Next Steps

Save the Date: March 25-26, 2020
Canadian Museum of History

This past week, members of the Indigenous Collections Workshop Working Group met at the Canadian Museum of History on the unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinabeg to discuss the focus of an event that will take place there in March 2020. The aim of this event is to support organizations with Indigenous collections in their care to improve their practices and improve relations between museums and Indigenous communities. This event builds on the Indigenous Collections Symposium: Promising Practices, Challenging Issues and Changing the System, which took place in 2017. Mark your calendar!

In photo: Back row L-R: Sylvia Morin, Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg Cultural Education Centre, Jennifer David, NVision Insight Group, Clayton King, Beausoleil First Nation, Del Jacko, Library and Archives Canada, Talena Atfield, Canadian Museum of History, Linda Grussani.
Front row L-R: Michele Gervais, Canadian Museum of History, Lynn Whiteduck, Algonquin Anishinabeg Nation Tribal Council, SM Leduc, Canadian Museums Association, Naomi Recollet, Ojibwe Cultural Foundation, Melissa Phillips, Museum Windsor, Petal Furness, Grey Roots Museum, Heather George, Michelle Hamilton, Western University, Tanis Hill, Six Nations Polytechnic, Ron Bernard, Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation, Mary Collier, Ontario Museum Association.

Thank you to the Canadian Museum of History for hosting the meeting.  

3 Study Tours
Limited Space, Register Now!

Sign up for one of three great Study Tours exploring the City of Brantford, County of Brant, and Six Nations of the Grand River on October 23rd! Study Tours are open to everyone - OMA Members get a preferred rate. 
  • Working with your Community for Inclusive Interpretation
  • Small and Rural Museum Networks
  • Tentsitiatátken – We Will See Each Other Again
Read more HERE
CMS Course: Education Programs
Only a Few Spots Left!

Education Programs, November 20-22, 2019
Course Directors: Meredith Leonard and John Summers, Halton Region Heritage Services
Location: Simcoe County Museum

Log into your Individual Member account and click on My Courses to register.
Questions? Email pd@museumsontario.ca

Read more about the CMS program HERE

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Sector News
Committee of Adjustment Denies "Minor Variance' for Château Laurier Addition

From Heritage Ottawa:
The Château Laurier is a National Historic Site of Canada designated under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act. The owner of the hotel proposes to construct a seven storey, rectangular addition that is incompatible with the hotel’s “Chateau-style” architecture and its picturesque setting adjacent to the Parliamentary Buildings and the Rideau Canada UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 The Committee of Adjustment refused a "minor variance" for the Château Laurier addition. The ruling, which follows the Committee's Hearing of September 18, is a partial yet important victory on the road to preventing the inappropriate addition to the historic hotel.

Read more HERE

"Museums and Climate Change" Mini Conference
Hamilton-Area Museum Educators
October 7th, Royal Botanical Gardens

HME Mini Conferences allow you to connect with museum, gallery, historic home, and parks colleagues from across the area, learn from guest speakers, and get access to local cultural institutions for a one-day professional development experience. 

Read more HERE

Access and Inclusion in Historic House Museums
Todmorden Mills, November 8, 2019

York University’s 7th Annual Public History Symposium in collaboration with the City of Toronto Museums and Heritage Services.

Keynote speaker: Niya Bates, Director of African American History at Monticello Museum in Virginia and Coordinator of the Getting Word African American Oral History Project

Responses to Ms. Bates’ talk will be provided by:

  • Susan Ashley, Senior Lecturer in Cultural Management at Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, and Visiting Scholar at York University’s Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies
  • Kath Boodhai, museums and public engagement specialist and PhD student, Northumbria University, UK.
  • Amy Barron, Program Coordinator at the Clarington Museums and Archives and Sessional Professor in the Museum Management and Curatorship graduate certificate program at Fleming College

Read more HERE

Conservation Treatment & Facility Assessment Services
Application Deadline: October 15, 2019

The Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) offers conservation treatments on objects and works of art in order to prevent further deterioration, to aid interpretation or to re-establish culturally significant qualities. Treatments can range from minimal stabilization to more extensive restorations.

Read more HERE

The Canadian Conservation Institute's (CCI) facilities assessments includes on-site technical assessments of Canadian museums, archives and historic sites and focus on the conservation needs of the collections in their facilities. CCI experts provide advice on storage, display and exhibition conditions, security and fire prevention measures, the museum environment, lighting, and pest control. 

Read more HERE

How to Plate Silver onto Copper Alloys Using Chemicals
New CCI Note

This Note describes how to make a silvering paste and explains the procedure to follow to produce a thin silver layer on copper and copper-based alloys such as brass. This is a new publication in the “Metals” series.

Read more HERE

SPARC Symposium 2020
Call for Proposals Deadline: October 31, 2019

The SPARC (Supporting Performing Arts in Rural & Remote Communities) Symposium is a biennial opportunity for a face to face gathering of the SPARC Network and creators, presenters, producers, community animators, and funders involved in the performing arts in rural and remote communities in Ontario and across Canada.  The 2020 SPARC Symposium will be held May 7 – 10, 2020 in Six Nations of the Grand River, Ontario at the Gathering Place by the Grand. 

The theme of Reconciliation & Connection means exploring what reconciliation means to both Indigenous and non-Indigenous creators, presenters, producers and community animators, and how that connects us.

Read more HERE

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