ONmuseums: Mount Making!

Nov 21, 2019
Welcome New Minister of Canadian Heritage: Steven Guilbeault

On November 20th, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced members of the Cabinet, including Steven Guilbeault (MP for Laurier - Sainte-Marie). 

Read the News Release HERE.
Read his biography HERE.

Seeking Course Director for Certificate of Museum Studies (CMS)
Collections Management
Ontario Museum Association

The Ontario Museum Association is seeking a Course Director for its Certificate in Museum Studies course Collections Management for delivery in the OMA’s 2020-2021 fiscal year. The course will take place in April, 2020 at the Textile Museum of Canada in Toronto.

Deadline: December 8, 2019

Read more HERE.

OMA Professional Development
Canadian Conservation Institute Workshop: Mount-Making
Presented in Partnership with the Ontario Association of Art Galleries

Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre, Oakville, ON
February 5-6, 2020
OMA/OAAG Members $250
Non-members $300
Limited space available, register early!

Online registration opens on Wednesday, November 27, 2019.
Read more and register here.

Reminder: Giving Tuesday
December 3, 2019

Giving Tuesday is a global movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Black Friday. The day is heralded as the opening day of the giving season, it’s a time when charities, companies and individuals join together and rally for favourite causes.

Giving Tuesday Charity Toolkit HERE
Find OMA and CanadaHelps webinar Supercharge online fundraising capacity HERE

Plenary speakers SM Leduc, Feather Maracle, and Heather George with moderator Clark Bernat
Plenary speakers SM Leduc, Feather Maracle, and Heather George with moderator Clark Bernat

OMA Conference 2019: Webcasts & Photos!
Come check out what you might have missed

Webcasts from the OMA Annual Conference 2019: Net[works] are now available to members. All sessions from the Grand Ballroom, including keynotes Rick Hill, Thanh Sinden, and Alberto Garlandini, were recorded and are now online. 

Access the webcasts HERE.
1. Sign in, or create a free account. Please note, this login is different from your OMA membership login. 
2. Click 'Archives' in the top left corner. 
3. Select the Conference 2019 and the session you would like to watch! 

Check out photos from the conference HERE

CMS: Care of Collections
Registration opens November 27, 2019

Care of Collections, Feburary 3- April 19, 2020
Course Director: Carmen Li, Royal Alberta Museum
*This course has a pre-requisite: Artifacts.

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.

Upcoming OMA Dates
November 20-22: CMS: Education Programs, Simcoe County Museum, Minesing 

November 27: Registration opens for CMS: Care of Collections (register HERE)
* CMS: Artifacts is a prerequisite

November 27: Registration opens for Canadian Conservation Institute Workshop: Mount-Making (register here)

December 4-5: Symposium on Family Learning, Inclusion and the Value of Play in Museums, Canadian Museum of History, Gatineau, QC 
(Special price for OMA members!) (more information)
Other PD Opportunities
National Trust Launch Pad Grant
Deadline November 28, 2019


Apply today  to be connected with a team of seasoned professionals who will help you and your team tackle challenges from fundraising to revenue generation to business planning.

Learn more and apply HERE.

Social Finance for Arts & Culture

A recent Social Finance for Arts & Culture workshop, with Innoweave, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Metcalf Foundation, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, and Canada Council for the Arts, can help you learn about new social finance opportunities and explore how your arts & culture organization can benefit.

This session covered:

  • How social finance benefits arts & culture organizations
  • The repayable Social Finance Fund — a $2 billion funding opportunity
  • The $50 million Investment Readiness grant program to access investment-readiness services

You can:

Interpretation Skill Share Workshop
Halton Heritage Services

December 4, 2019 at the Art Gallery of Burlington

Join Andrew Cirtwill,  the lead interpreter for Bronte Creek Provincial Park, for an introduction into the science and art of interpretation and gain some hands on experience that you will help connect with your visitors in a stronger and more meaningful way.

Please contact Meredith Leonard to register at Meredith.leonard@halton.ca or 905.825.6000 ext. 3440.

AASLH History Leadership Institute
Deadline to Apply: December 15th

This seminar dives deep into a broad range of current and future national issues facing the history and museum field, including purpose, relevance, impact, decolonization, community engagement, equity and access, facilitating change, and much, much more. 

Program Dates: June 1–13, 2020 (online); June 14–27, 2020 (residential)
Read more HERE.

Virtual Museum of Canada Call for Proposals
Deadline for Small Investment Stream (Community Stories): February 5, 2020

The VMC helps smaller Canadian museums and heritage organizations develop online exhibits that engage audiences in the stories, past and present, of Canada’s communities.

You have until February 5, 2020 to submit your proposal.

Even More PD Opportunities!

November 26 at 1pm: Charity Village Webinar: Budgeting for Beginners (read more)
November 28 at 1pm: Charity Village Webinar: Storytelling for Fundraising Success (read more)
November 28, 12:15 and December 5 at 2pm: National Trust for Canada Webinar: #ChangeTheGame4Heritage: Post-Election Advocacy Action for Canada’s Heritage Sector (read more)
December 4 at 12:15pm: National Trust for Canada Webinar: How to use social media to attract supporters to your historic place (read more)
December 5 at 3pm: American Association for State and Local History Webinar: Introduction to Audio, Visual & Film Media and Their Care (read more)
December 12 at 3pm: American Association for State and Local History Webinar: Beyond the Spreadsheet: Finance and Organizational Priorities (read more)