ONmuseums: Funding for PD Opportunities

Jul 19, 2019
OMA Professional Development
2019 Certificate in Museum Studies Bursary Call for Applications
Application Deadline: Friday, August 23, 2019

Each year the Ontario Museum Association awards a bursary to cover the tuition fee for one course in the Certificate in Museum Studies program. The OMA invites applications for courses taking place during the fiscal year April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020.

Click HERE to find out about who is eligible and how to apply. 

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Collections Management Software: Access to Collections
Continuing the Conversation

Last week there was a lively discussion on the OMA listserv ONMuse-L about collections management software. Options for small museums, connected online databases, and ways to use emerging technologies.  Learn how to join the OMA Listserv HERE

The OMA is happy to provide time and space at the 2019 OMA Annual Conference in Brantford on October 23-25, 2019 to continue this discussion in person. Stay tuned for details. Register for the Conference HERE

Dennis Lloyd of Algonquin College has made updates to the Access to Collections Database that the OMA developed in 1998 to ensure that it will run on current versions of Microsoft Access. If you are interested in receiving a copy of this database template, please contact Mary Collier, Professional Development Program Manager at pd@museumsontario.ca.

Many thanks to all of those who have taken Access to Collections and run with it, customized it for your museums, and shared it with your colleagues.

Upcoming Webinar from AASLH with Shiela Carey from Canadian Heritage Information Network, read more HERE

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Teaching and Doing Public History: Brantford and Beyond 
Concurrent Session at the OMA Annual Conference 2019: Net[works] Benefit!

Speakers (left to right): Christina Han, Associate Professor, Wilfrid Laurier University; Peter Farrugia, Associate Professor, Wilfrid Laurier University; David Olivier, Lecturer, Wilfrid Laurier University; and Lillia Dockree, Student

This panel explores creative ways of building networks between museums, communities, and post-secondary institutions in Ontario. The presenters will share their experiences of teaching and doing Public History at Wilfrid Laurier University, Brantford, and their collaboration with local, cross-cultural, and international museum partners. 

Early Bird Deadline: August 15! Register for Conference HERE
Download the Registration Form HERE

Upcoming OMA Dates

August 15: Early Bird Registration Deadline for OMA Conference 2019 (register HERE)
August 21-23: CMS: Exhibit Planning & Design, Canadian Canoe Museum, Peterborough, ON. (Course Full - join the waiting list HERE) 

Four weeks prior to an event:  Canadian Museum Association Bursary (read more here)
Other PD Opportunities
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I Survived a Toxic Workplace: Free Charity Village Webinar
Thursday, July 18 at 1pm ET / 10am PT

Is your nonprofit workplace toxic? Choosing to leave a job she really loved because the toxicity of the work environment was really tough. In this webinar, Sylvia Plester-Silk will share her story and how she uses this to assist nonprofits to shift their team from conflict to collaboration and cooperation. 

Read more HERE

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Scholarships to Attend the 2019 International Conference of Indigenous Archives, LIbraries, and Museums
Deadline: July 22

Funding is available for up to 70 scholarships to attend the 2019 International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries,and Museums in Temecula, CA. Scholarships may cover registration, lodging, travel stipend and ground transportation to/from the airport.

Read more HERE

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Choosing a Collections Management System: Webinar from AASLH
Tuesday, July 30 at 3pm ET 

Is your organization planning on acquiring a Collections Management System (CMS)? This webinar will help you plan the process whether you are acquiring a CMS for the first time or changing to a new one. You'll learn about the important steps in putting together an RFP and how to prepare for a transition into a new system.

Speakers: Sheila Carey, Canadian Heritage Information Network & Jessica D. Jenkins, Curator at Minnetrista. 

Read more HERE

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Canadian Heritage, Youth Take Charge Program: Funding for Youth Activities and Programs
Deadline to Apply: August 1

The federal government is accepting applications for the Youth Take Charge Program. The program aims to strengthen youth attachment to Canada through engagement. The application deadline is August 1.

Read more HERE

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Curator's Circle
Tuesday, September 10 from 5-7pm

Join the OAAG as they host the inaugural Curators' Circle on Tuesday, September 10 from 5-7pm at the Drake Commissary in Toronto (next door to MoCA). This after-work event will allow curators the opportunity to connect, network, and discuss issues in an informal setting as well as hear a short keynote address. More details to follow, but save the date *NOW* as you will not want to miss this exciting new program presented by the OAAG!

Read more HERE

Even More PD Opportunities!

July 22: #MASSACTIONREADINGGROUP Chapter 7 Tweetchat (read more)

July 25, 1pm ET: Free Charity Village Webinar: A New Approach to Self-Care (read more)

August 21, 2019, 11am-12pm ET: Online Webinar: Accessible Graphic Design (read more)

October 9-23, 11am-12pm ET: Online Webinar Series: Accessibility Compliance 101 (read more)
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