iMuseum Proceedings

iMuseum: New Tools for New & Traditional Audiences was a symposium presented by the Ontario Museum Association and the Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG) on March 24-25, 2011. The proceedings of the symposium include a range of materials in English and French on various aspects of inclusive museum practice.

To view and download papers and handouts, presentation slides and roundtable summaries, please click on the icons under the "Media" column below.


M. Christine Castle, Ph.D. - Editor and contributor to Symposium Proceedings

SlidesPresentation Slides Roundtable Rountable Summary Presentation Paper Handout Handout 

Session Title

  Presenter(s)   Media
Curatorial Podcasting   Sarah Beam Borg and Nicole Cahill, Bata Shoe Museum   Roundtable Handout1Handout2Handout3
Balados des conservateurs de musée   Sarah Beam Borg et Nicole Cahill, Bata Shoe Museum   Roundtable

Audience Research - Strategies & sources for understanding audiences


Cathy Blackbourn, Ontario Museum Association

  Roundtable Handout
Recherche sur le public : stratégies et sources pour mieux comprendre le public   Cathy Blackbourn, Association des musées de l'Ontario   Roundtable

Keynote Presentation: Knowledge (Objectives, Content, Audience)  + Tools = Success


Cathy Blackbourn, Ontario Museum Association


Digital Storytelling


Pierre Bois, Ontario Museum Association   Roundtable
Narration numérique   Pierre Bois, Association des musées de l'Ontario   Roundtable
Presentation: Technology Integration Project - Interactive Whiteboards and Audience Response Systems   Allan Busch and Paul Kortenaar, Ontario Science Centre   Slides
Audience Research - Adults   Jack Cunningham, writer, performer, educator   Roundtable
Recherche sur le public – Adultes   Jack Cunningham, écrivain, artiste, éducateur   Roundtable
Videoconferencing   Karin DavidsonTaylor, Royal Botanical Gardens   RoundtableHandout
Vidéoconférence   Karin DavidsonTaylor, Jardins botaniques royaux   Roundtable
Audience Research – Falk’s Visitor Motivations   Antoinette Duplessis, Joseph Schneider Haus Museum   RoundtableHandout
Recherche sur le public : les motivations des visiteurs selon Falk   Antoinette Duplessis, Schneider Haus Museum   Roundtable
Audience: Strategic Alliances   Barbara Gilbert, Le Laboratoire d’Art   RoundtableHandout1Handout2
Public : alliances stratégiques   Barbara Gilbert, Le Laboratoire d’Art   Roundtable
Cultural Mapping with Youth   Sheila Knox, Bata Shoe Museum   RoundtableHandout
La cartographie culturelle chez les jeunes   Sheila Knox, Bata Shoe Museum   Roundtable
Young Curators Project   Steve Mavers, Museum London   RoundtableSlides
Jeunes conservateurs de musée   Steve Mavers, Museum London   Roundtable
Audience: Millennials - Growing Up in a Digital Environment   Erin McDonagh, Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network   Roundtable
Public : enfants du millénaire - grandir dans un environnement numérique   Erin McDonagh, Réseau du patrimoine anglophone du Québec   Roundtable
Presentation: Building Relationships Between Visitors and Museums   Nina Simon, Museums 2.0   PresentationSlides
Presentation: It’s a Wonderful Gift: Mutuality in Community Engagement

This article appeared originally in ASTC Dimensions, January/February 2011. Reprinted with permission from the Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated,
  Vishnu Ramcharan, Ontario Science Centre   Presentation
Virtual Museum of Canada Lab Projects: Lessons Learned   Wendy Thomas, Canadian Heritage Information Network   PresentationSlides