ONmuseums: Alberto Garlandini on Museum Networks

Aug 30, 2019
At the OMA
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Alberto Garlandini
Keynote at OMA Conference 2019


Alberto Garlandini is Vice President of the International Council of Museums (ICOM). Garlandini is a member of the ICOM Committee for Museum Definition, Prospects and Potentials, and previously served as President of the Italian National Committee of ICOM. At the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he was a member of the National Commission for the promotion of Italian culture abroad, and was president of Lombardy's Film Commission Foundation. He has published over 180 books, essays, and articles on the topic of museums and cultural heritage in Italian, English, and French.

Alberto Garlandini will speak about international networks, ICOM and how 'Museums have no borders, they have a network.'

Register by September 6 at the Early Bird Rate
George Brown House, Toronto
YCW Internships at the OMA:
Application Deadline: September 11 at 5:00pm

The OMA is hiring for the following positions: 
  • Advocacy and Government Relations Assistant (read more HERE)
  • Development and Partnerships Assistant (read more HERE)
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Pre-Conference Study Tours 2019!

Choose from three exciting Study Tours to explore Brantford, County of Brant, and Six Nations of the Grand River! Study Tours take place on October 23, preceding the OMA Annual Conference 2019.

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Sector News
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Provincial Government to Support Culture and Tourism Attraction Infrastructure Projects 

Ontario's government is investing up to $26 million in infrastructure projects to ensure that Ontario's culture and tourism attractions remain world-class destinations. These projects include repairs and replacements of roofs, windows, parking lots and septic systems, as well as restoration projects and work that needs to be done throughout the year.

The funding will focus on the ministry’s agencies, attractions and transfer payment entities through the ministry's Repair and Rehabilitation Capital Program. Some of the museums that will receive funding are:

  • Fort William Historic Park
  • Science North
  • Royal Ontario Museum
  • Huronia Historic Park

Read more HERE

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ICOM Canada Proposes to Postpone Museum Definition Vote

The ICOM Extraordinary General Assembly scheduled for September 7, 2019 as part of the Kyoto 2019 General Conference, is to vote on a proposed new definition of museums, which was released on July 22, 2019. Learn more about the process by visiting ICOM’s website HERE

ICOM Canada joined a number of other National Committees and the ICOM Europe Regional Alliance in proposing that the Museum Definition Vote be postponed.

Read more HERE

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Accessibility Services Canada Webinars

This series of three webinars has been specially designed for staff who are responsible for their organization's Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) implementation and compliance: 

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Soft Power Destinations Awards
Nomination Deadline: September 15

Does your City, cultural organization, or collaboration have a strong and positive influence in your community? The Soft Power Destinations Awards recognize soft power best practice in cultural destinations.

Read more about the Soft Power Destinations Awards HERE
Nominate your Destination HERE

Submit Co-Op Positions to Western University
If you're hiring for new graduate and work integrated learning experiences (internship/co-op/practicum), post your positions on Western Connect! In addition to posting, Western also encourages you to visit campus this Fall to build your company's brand and connect directly with Western students.

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Available for 4, 8, or 12-month work terms, U of T co-op students can start work as early as January 2020. Ready to start the hiring process? Repost positions from a previous term, or submit brand-new positions online or by email.

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Callander Bay Heritage Museum & Alex Dufresne Gallery
Upcoming OMA Dates
September 1: Book conference hotel at group rate (book HERE)

September 6: OMA Annual Conference 2018 Early Bird Deadline (register HERE)

September 9: CMS: Collections Management Online Begins (Course Full: join the waiting list HERE)

September 11: Registration opens for CMS: Education Programs (read more HERE)

September 11: Application deadline for CMA Conference Bursary (read more HERE)

September 16: Deadline to register for Conference Connections (register HERE)

October 11: Deadline to mail postcards to Confessions of a Museum Professional (read more HERE)

October 23: OMA Pre-Conference Study Tours (register HERE)

October 24-25: OMA Annual Conference (register HERE)
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