ONmuseums: Playtime: It's a family affair

Aug 15, 2019
Early Bird Rate Conference Registration Deadline is Today, August 15!
Register HERE
OMA Professional Development: Spotlight on EMPs
Confessions of a Museum Professional II
Concurrent Session at the OMA Annual Conference 2019: Net[works] Benefit!

Returning for a second year, this GOEMP project invites colleagues to mail in postcards that share anonymous stories about studying and working in the cultural sector. At Conference, a moderated panel discussion will analyze these postcards and speak directly to the audience about various issues affecting museum professionals today.

Read more HERE

Register for the Conference HERE

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Trivia Night, in Collaboration with GOEMP
October 23rd at OMA Conference 2019, Brantford Best Western Hotel & Conference Centre

Hosted in collaboration with GOEMP, test your Ontario knowledge and enjoy a fun evening with the sector's up-and-comers. 

This event is open to all, including those not attending conference, and is a great way to meet with other museum professionals in a casual setting! It's also an ideal Conference Connections meet-up time and place!

Register for the Conference HERE

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Conference Connections:
Registration Deadline: September 16, 2019

Conference Connections is a successful mentorship program coordinated by the Group of Ontario Emerging Museum Professionals Committee (GOEMP) and the OMA. It is designed to introduce Emerging Museum Professionals (EMPs) to more established museum professionals, facilitating professional networking and exchange.

Read more HERE

Register for the Conference and Conference Connections HERE

Upcoming OMA Dates

August 15: OMA Annual Conference 2018 Early Bird Deadline (register HERE)

August 21-23: CMS: Exhibit Planning & Design, Canadian Canoe Museum, Peterborough, ON (Course Full - join the waiting list 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 (register HERE)

October 23-25: OMA Annual Conference (register HERE)
Other PD Opportunities
Symposium on Family Learning, Inclusion and the Value of Play in Museums
December 4-5, 2019 at the Canadian Museum of History, Gatineau
Special OMA Rate on Symposium fees!

Developed in conjunction with the Canadian Children’s Museum Renewal project, the symposium will feature a world-renowned slate of experts in areas such as early learning, museology, the importance of play, and much more.

Read more HERE

Call for Student Poster Submissions for Play Symposium
Deadline: September 30, 2019 at 5pm

The Symposium on Family Learning, Inclusion and the Value of Play in Museums is seeking submissions from college and university students engaged in work involving topics such as children and family learning, play, accessibility, and museum spaces. Expressed visually in the form of a standard-sized poster, selected submissions will be showcased to a wide range of international museum professionals, academics, and early learning experts.

Read more HERE

12th Annual North American Textile Conservation Conference
September 23 - 27, 2019

The twelfth biennial North American Textile Conservation Conference (NATCC) will be held in Ottawa-Gatineau, and will focus on the theme of “Lessons Learned – Textile Conservation – Then and Now.” We propose to revisit conservation procedures, best practices, collaborations, and other preservation guidelines carried out during the 1980s through the present.

Workshop registration open until August 19

Deadline to register at the Regular Rate: August 31

Read more HERE

Indigenous Cultural Heritage: An open discussion with Karen Aird and Angie Bain

August 20, 2019, 12-1pm PDT

Join the BC Museums Association (BCMA) for an open discussion with Karen Aird, Heritage Manager, First Peoples’ Cultural Council, and Angie Bain, Researcher, Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs. This webinar will be moderated by Lou-Ann Neel, Repatriation Specialist at the Royal BC Museum.

Read more HERE

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CCI Workshop:
Energy Sustainability for Heritage Institutions

November 18-21, 2019 

You can now apply to attend the Canadian Conservation Institute’s (CCI) advanced professional development workshop “Energy Sustainability for Heritage Institutions.” The workshop is aimed at heritage professionals interested in learning about how to make their institutions' energy management practices more sustainable. 

Application Deadline: September 6, 2019

Read more HERE

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Join the Conversation at OAAG's inaugural Curators' Circle 
Tuesday, September 10, 5-7pm at Drake Commissary, Toronto

Art curators of all levels of experience from across the province are invited to attend Ontario Association of Art Galleries' (OAAG) inaugural Curators’ Circle. The evening will be filled with networking and conversation on contemporary curatorial issues in a casual, after-work environment.  

Read more HERE
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Continuing Education Course:
Heritage Planning for Practitioners
October 24-27, 2019

Heritage Planning for Practitioners is an introductory course for all individuals interested in the theoretical and practical aspects of heritage conservation planning in Ontario. Participants will learn about a variety of topics including the history, legal aspects, evaluation processes, how to integrate the concepts of sustainability and accessibility, and some of the practical management challenges of the field.

Read more HERE

Even More PD Opportunities!
August 29-30: American Association of State and Local History Online Conference (read more)

September 17, 12-1pm PT: BCMA Webinar: Embrace opportunities to increase digital access & relevance (read more)

September 19, 1pm ET: Charity Village Webinar: Psychological Health and Safety at Work: Growing from the ground up (read more)

September 26, 12-1pm ET: The Canadian Charity Law Association Webinar: Should we set up a Canadian Charity and if so How? (read more)

October 8-10: Communicating the Arts Conference, Montreal, QC (read more)

December 15: Deadline for proposals: The Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums 2020 Annual Meeting and Conference, Boston, MA (read more)
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