ONmuseums: Season's Greetings

Dec 20, 2018

Your monthly source for professional development from the Ontario Museum Association.

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     2018 Highlights
Season's Greetings, OMA Staff and Volunteers at Conference
Season's Greetings from the OMA!
Please note, the OMA Office will be closed starting at 5pm, December 21, 2018, and will reopen at 9am, January 2nd, 2019.  Looking forward to 2019!  
Ontario Funding Cuts
Ontario Arts Council, Ontario Trillium Foundation affected

The OAC will receive $64.9M, $5M less than was promised in the March Budget by the previous government, as well as a reduction of $2M to the Indigenous Culture Fund.  The OTF will receive $15M less this year.  

Media Coverage: 

Global News: Ford government cuts funding to Ontario Arts Council, impacting Indigenous Culture Fund

Toronto Star: Tories cut cultural funding, revamp tribunals in scramble for savings

North Bay Nugget: Province slashes Indigenous Culture Fund
OMA Professional Development
Free Webinar, Climate Change Implications for your museum practice
Climate Change -
Implications for your museum practice

Free Webinar, Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 12-1 pm
Start the new year off with the OMA and the Coalition of Museums for Climate Justice as we share how three Ontario organizations are addressing climate change in their museums. 
Learn about how museums large and small are helping to build public awareness, mitigation and resilience in the face of climate change, and the challenges and successes they have experienced.
Moderator – Robert Janes, Founder and Co-Chair, Coalition of Museums for Climate Justice

  • Laurie Carmount, Curator, Minden Hills Cultural Centre & Nature’s Place, Minden, Ontario
  • Shiralee Hudson Hill, Lead Interpretive Planner, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario
  • Ian Kerr-Wilson, Manager, Heritage Resource Management, Tourism and Culture, Planning and Economic Development, City of Hamilton, Ontario
CLICK HERE to register. 
CCI Workshop, image of lights on a white wall
Canadian Conservation Institute Workshop – Exhibition Lighting
Presented in Partnership with the Ontario Association of Art Galleries

Art Gallery of Hamilton
February 6-7, 2019
Limited space available, register today!

Read more HERE
CMS Course Participants
Certificate in Museum Studies 2019-2020 Calendar Now Available
The Certificate in Museum Studies provides training in museum practice on a part-time basis for museum workers, both paid and volunteer.

Make your learning plan for the year!

Find out more about the Certificate in Museum Studies here.

Download the 2019-2020 course calendar here.

Read the full ONmuseums HERE.