ONmuseums: Expanding Access to ICS 2020!

Mar 05, 2020
At the OMA
Indigenous Collections Symposium 2020: Mashkawatgong-mamawewiziwin – strengthening our bonds, sharing our practices

We're Expanding Access to the Symposium

Attend LIVE Online!
 In-person registration is now full, but you can still participate in the webcast.

Webcast Registration includes:

  • Access to live and interactive webcast of all sessions on Days One and Two of the symposium;
  • Access to archived recordings of all sessions.

All for the under one hundred dollars for members!

  • $80.00 +HST (OMA and OAAG members)
  • $160.00 +HST (Non-members)

Click HERE to see the updated session schedule and to register for the webcast.
Email pd@museumsontario.ca to join the waiting list to attend in-person.
Not an OMA Member? Join today.

CMS Course: Collections Management
Registration is Open

Register today for the Collections Management Certificate in Museum studies course. Participants will learn information and skills required to manage acquisitions, disposals, and loans, and to create and maintain the body of documentation which is the infrastructure of collections. Be sure to secure your spot, space is limited!
Log into your Individual Member account and click on My Courses to register.
Course: Collections Management
Date: April 20-22, 2020
Location: Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto, ON
Course Director: Janet Reid, Markham Museum

Questions? Email pd@museumsontario.ca

Read more about the CMS program HERE.
Read more about Course Director HERE.

Deadline Extension
March 16
Need more time? We hear you!
Two more weeks to submit your proposal for #OMAConf2020!

Submit Proposals HERE
New and Renewing OMA Members
Arnprior and District Museum
Banting House National Historic Site of Canada
Castle Kilbride National Historic Site
CFB Petawawa Military Museum & Canadian Airborne Forces Museum
Erland Lee Museum
Kingston Association of Museums, Art Galleries & Historic Sites Inc.
Lakehead Transportation Museum
The Perth Museum
Athabasca University Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Brockville Museum
Canadian Historical Aircraft Association
City of Greater Sudbury Museums
Delhi Tobacco Museum & Heritage Centre
Lang Pioneer Village Museum
Museum of Dufferin
Oil Museum of Canada
Osgoode Township Museum
Thousand Islands Boat Museum
York Region District School Board Museum & Archives
Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art
Niagara Parks Commission
Sector News
Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre Wins Best Cultural Organization at LCD Awards
The LCD Awards, known as the "Oscars for museums," highlight the most exceptional established and emerging cultural initiatives around the world. Nominees represent 50 cultural destinations from 28 countries! 

On March 4th, it was announced at the LCD Awards ceremony in Berlin that the Shingwuak Residential Schools Centre was the winner of the "Best Cultural Organization" award! 

Two other Ontario museums were nominated in other categories as Soft Power Destinations, Friar's Music Museum by Downtown Yonge BIA for Best Cultural Activation and the Ottawa Art Gallery for Best Cultural Collaboration.

Read more about the work of the Shingwuak Residential Schools Centre HERE.

Read more about the awards and nominees HERE.
Keeping Museums Healthy
A COVID-19 Update

In response to member inquiries, the OMA shares the following links to information regarding COVID-19:
From Ontario Ministry of Health:
From Public Health Ontario:
From Health Canada:

Other PD Opportunities
Charity Village
Creating a Successful Corporate Employee Engagement Program Webinar

March 12, 2020, 1pm ET
Learn more and register HERE.

Arts Build Ontario
Creative Spaces Mentoring Network

March 13, 2020
Learn more and apply HERE

Museum London
Age Friendly Arts & Culture Symposium - FREE

March 23, 2020
Learn more and register HERE.
March 16
OMA Conference Call for Proposals Deadline
Read more and apply HERE. 

March 19 and October 14, 2020
Ontario Arts Council Multi and Inter-Arts Projects Grants Deadline
Read more and apply HERE.
In the Media
$7,500 grant will forge a partnership between the artists alliance and the Stratford Perth Museum 
The Coptic Museum, one of Toronto's best kept secrets
New Timmins Museum exhibit offers virtual reality tours of the past
Museum of Dufferin works to preserve & showcase local history
Niagara Military Museum exhibit shares history of Black military service
Thunder Bay Museum Digitizes 20 years of local history
International Women's Day Events
No More Nice Girls
Museum of Contemporary Art
HerStory - A Woman's Life from 1850 to 1900
McDougall Cottage Historic Site
International Women's Day
Macaulay House
Onion Skins and Peach Fuzz 
Huron County Museum
International Women's Day Celebration
Lynde House Museum
ICON: Celebrating 50 Years of Karen Kain
Campbell House Museum
What's On
Everything Old is Cool Again - Groovy Vintage Fashion from the Ukrainian Diaspora
Ukrainian Museum of Canada
Museum Unplugged - Earth Hour
Ken Seiling Waterloo Region Museum
World Water Day Activities
Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology
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