COVID-19 Webinar Series Recordings

These webinars were presented by the Ontario Museum Association in response to the challenges facing museums during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Caring for Heritage Collections during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Speaker: Irene Karsten, Canadian Conservation Institute


COVID-19 Navigating the Crisis: Federal Support Programs

Presented in collaboration with the Ontario Association of Art Galleries and Young Associates.
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Speakers: Alicia McGuire and Julia Gaunt-Ranala, Young Associates
View the presentation slides here.

 

Collecting Community Responses to COVID-19

Tuesday May 5, 2020
Speakers:

  • Gabrielle Major, City of Toronto Museums & Heritage Services; (Slides HERE)
  • Chris Selman, Museums of Burlington; (Slides HERE)
  • Jennifer Weymark, Oshawa Museum; (Slides HERE)


Digital Decision-making: Approaches to Online Engagement During Museum Closure

Presented in collaboration with the Ontario Association of Art Galleries
Tuesday May 12, 2020, 10am
Speakers:

  • Moyez Jadavji and Amirali Alibhai, The Aga Khan Museum
  • Danuta Sierhuis and Kate Yüksel, Agnes Etherington Art Centre
  • Robert Iantorno, South Grey Museum


Confessions of a Museum Professional 3.0: The Quarantine Edition

Presented in collaboration with the Group of Ontario Emerging Museum Professionals (GOEMP)
Tuesday May 26, 2020
Speakers:
Diane Pellicone and Madeline Smolarz, Group of Ontario Emerging Museum Professionals Committee
View the presentation slides here.


Making Engaging Online Projects, with the Virtual Museum of Canada

Tuesday June 2, 2020
Speaker: Megan Richardson, Virtual Museum of Canada
View the presentation slides here.


Planning to Reopen Your Museum or Gallery: A Conversation

Presented in collaboration with the Ontario Association of Art Galleries
Monday, June 15, 2020
Speakers:

  • Stephen Borys, Winnipeg Art Gallery
  • Cheryl Blackman, Museums and Heritage Services, City of Toronto


"Ask Me Anything" with Sarah Beam-Borg

Presented in collaboration with the Group of Ontario Emerging Museum Professionals (GOEMP)
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Speaker: Sarah Beam-Borg, Origin Studios


Scenario Planning

Presented in collaboration with the Ontario Association of Art Galleries
Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 10am
Speakers:

  • Judy Wolfe and Karen Wishart, Consulting Matrix
  • Demetra Christakos, Art Gallery of Sudbury
  • Alexander Gates, Canadian Automotive Museum
  • Brian Meehan, Museum London
  • Janis Monture, Woodland Cultural Centre

Judy Wolfe's Speaking Notes available HERE.
Example Chart from Demetra Christakos available HERE.

 

"Ask Me Anything with Irene Chalmers"

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Presented in collaboration with the Group of Ontario Emerging Museum Professionals (GOEMP)
Speaker: Irene Chalmers, Lilac Creative