ONmuseums: Send Your Stories to Destination ON!

Aug 06, 2020
Need to Know
REMINDER: Museums Assistance Program (MAP) COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund
for Heritage Organizations

Deadline: September 1

Less than ONE MONTH left to apply for MAP COVID-19 Emergency Support Funding! 

The Museums Assistance Program (MAP) - COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund for Heritage Organizations provides financial assistance to organizations in order to allow them to continue to care for their heritage collections under these exceptional circumstances so that they remain accessible to Canadians.

Read more HERE.
Apply HERE.

Destination Ontario Developing Marketing Plans For Tourism Sector

The OMA thanks Destination Ontario for sharing the following information with our members:

Destination Ontario is developing marketing plans to help support the tourism industry and encourage safe travel to and around Ontario. Our approach will be in lockstep with the Government of Ontario's Framework for Reopening our Province. Destination Ontario is asking you, our tourism industry partner, to share your content with us for editorial consideration. When the time is right, we want to amplify your stories.

Guidelines and criteria of what we are looking for:
  • Finished content that tells a compelling story of an experience in your region (via owned written, video, or 3rd party sponsored content) that can be enjoyed now (experiences that are open and can be visited safely);
  • Content for which you are able to grant 3rd party usage rights;
  • Content that features activities and operators that meet the Government of Ontario’s framework for reopening and are following public health guidelines; and,
  • Content that is presented on a mobile-optimized website.

Please find attached a ‘Finished Content Intake Form’ for you to use to identify storytelling content (owned written, video, or 3rd party sponsored) that is currently available for amplification. There is no limit to the number of content pieces you can submit and this is an open invitation - as restrictions ease and as additional content becomes available, please reuse and resend the intake form. Destination Ontario will continue to amplify partner content and promote the expansion of travel experiences.

If you don’t have finished content at this time, but would still like to contribute products/experiences that might be used in Destination Ontario’s AlwaysON content work (e.g. organic social posts), please fill out and return the ‘General Content Intake Form’ instead.

We want to leverage what you do best: tell your stories. Share them with us so we can share them, too. Please send submissions to DO.info@ontario.ca.

From the Team at Destination Ontario

Stay well,

Kathy Marcelline
Partnerships and Industry Relations
10 Dundas Street East, Suite 900 | Toronto, Ontario | M7A 2A1
C 647.284.3549
The John Edwards Conference Bursary for Heritage Volunteers
Application Now Open!

The new John Edwards Conference Bursary for Heritage Volunteers was established to honour the legacy of longtime heritage advocate and volunteer John Edwards. 

If you are a volunteer with a historic place or heritage organization, you could get free registration to the 2020 National Trust – APT Conference.

Bursaries will be awarded on a first-come-first-served basis by province and territory.

Learn more and apply HERE!
At the OMA
Certificate in Museum Studies (CMS) Course Registration Opens on August 11
Exhibit Planning & Design

Participants will learn to create vibrant, attractive exhibits that welcome and engage visitors of all ages and abilities. Through hands-on activities, participants will gain an understanding of the exhibit development process from idea assessment and concept development to production and installation on a budget. Core topics: the visitor experience, exhibit policy and standards, planning for families, writing text, showcase styles, physical accessibility, anatomy of a graphics panel, and creative costing, with a focus on creating an effective interpretive plan to guide the process.

To read more and register on August 11, CLICK HERE.
Education Programs
The Education and Public Programs course provides a learner-centered approach to the planning and design of engaging and relevant learning experiences for diverse audiences. Students will engage in hands-on and collaborative learning activities, connecting theory to practice while designing programming that responds to emerging trends and shifts in the museum field. 

To read more and register on August 11, CLICK HERE.
#MuseumsConnectON Member Check-ins
Wednesday, August 12 at 10 am EST
Are you missing your museum colleagues? After a hiaitus, the #MuseumsConnectON Member Check-in is back! This is an opportunity for you to connect with the OMA and with your colleagues across the province.

How has your museum adjusted to re-opening? How is your organization dealing with new challenges? What questions do you have for your colleagues? What new ideas do you have to share? Join us!

Meeting #12 – Wednesday, August 12, 2020, at 10 am EST
Member Check-ins will be held in Zoom Meetings.
  • Register in advance HERE
  • After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
  • Note: if you do not have a reliable internet connection, you can join by phone (cellular or landline) to hear and participate in the conversation.
New and Renewing OMA Members
Assiginack Museum and Heritage Park
Bancroft North Hastings Heritage Museum
Beachville District Museum
Canadian Military Heritage Museum
Cloyne and District Historical Society
First Hussars Museum
Hutchison House Museum
Lennox and Addington County Museum and Archives
Museum London
MZTV Museum of Television
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 63 Collingwood
South Dumfries Historical Society
The Friends of Algonquin Park
The Paris Museum and Historical Society
Upper Canada Village
Workers' History Museum
Kelly Juhasz - Fine Art Appraisal and Services
Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site
Gallery Arcturus/The Foundation for the Study of Objective Art
Fort William Historical Park
Museum of Ontario Archaeology
Scugog Shores Museum Village & Archives
Collingwood Museum
London Regional Children's Museum
Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum
TOTAL Fine Arts
Sharon Temple National Historic Site
Woodstock Art Gallery
Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre
Stratford Perth Museum
City of Kingston Civic Museums, Cultural Services
Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre
Friesens Corporation
Heritage London Foundation
Orillia Museum of Art & History
Hammond Museum of Radio
Iron Bridge Historical Museum
Nipigon Historical Museum
Victoria County Historical Society Museum
Sector News
New Study Confirms Canadians' Commitment to Preserving Historic Places
National Trust for Canada

A new study reveals widespread support from Canadians for the preservation and celebration of the country’s many heritage places, historic sites and traditional neighbourhoods. The study, commissioned by the National Trust for Canada, finds that 90 percent of Canadians feel it is important to preserve heritage sites and historic places. Support for preservation is powered by Canadians’ esteem for the role these places have in telling the story of our country’s people and its unique history, with 64 percent believing that heritage sites help present our country’s collective narrative.

Read more HERE.

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What's On
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Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology
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Uncovering Union Station: Online Exhibit
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