ONmuseums: "indispensable" #IMD2019

May 16, 2019
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A Message from Her Honour the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario 
May is Museum Month and International Museum Day
May 18, 2019
"As Her Majesty The Queen’s representative in Ontario, I happily recognize May as Museum Month in this province, and I am with you in spirit as you mark International Museum Day.
This year’s theme, Museums as Cultural Hubs: The Future of Tradition, is a fitting descriptor of the state of museums all across Ontario: these vital cultural institutions are taking care to reflect the changing diversity of the communities they serve. There is increasing understanding that museums are not merely static preservers of artifacts, but rather dynamic places where people of all backgrounds may come together in dialogue and learn about issues that matter.

Museums are indispensable to our future resilience as a society, offering valuable context and perspective amid proliferating echo chambers and misinformation, and reminding us that humanity has always solved challenges, and will continue to do so, by working together, listening to one another’s voices, and sharing our stories."

-- Elizabeth Dowdeswell

See the full message, as well what what else is happening for May is Museum Month and International Museum Day HERE

OMA Professional Development
OMA Awards of Excellence
Deadline Tomorrow: Friday, May 17, 2019

If you haven’t completed your nominations for the OMA Awards of Excellence, you’re cutting it close!  Tomorrow’s the deadline and we want to hear from YOU!

Read more and submit nominations HERE
Registration for CMS: Exhibit Planning & Design Opens June 12, 2019

Exhibit Planning & Design
Location: Canadian Canoe Museum, Peterborough, ON
Date: August 21-23, 2019
Course Directors: John Summers and Meredith Leonard, Halton Region Heritage Services

Learn more about the Certificate in Museum Studies.
Log into your Individual Member account and click on My Courses to register.

Questions? Contact the Professional Development Program Manager atpd@museumsontario.ca

Registration Open for the OMA Annual Conference 2019: Net[works] Benefit! 
Register by June 15th to save almost $200! 
Download the Registration Form HERE
Register Online HERE
Upcoming OMA Dates
May 1-31: May is Museum Month! (read more)

May 17, 2019: Awards of Excellence Nominations Due (read more)

June 12-14: CMS: Artifacts, Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, ON

June 12: CMS: Registration Opens for Exhibit Planning and Design

June 15, 2019: Head Start Rate changes to Early Bird Rate for OMA Conference 2019 Registration (register HERE)

June 3 - August 11: CMS: Museums in Context, Online

Four weeks prior to an event:  Canadian Museum Association Bursary (read more here)

Read the full ONmuseums HERE.