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2014
 

September 22, 2014

  eNews - Conference 2014 Early Bird Deadline Extended!
September 18, 2014   ONmuseums: Extra, Extra… read all about museum news!

September 11, 2014

  ONmuseums: Is Conference running through your mind?

September 5, 2014

  eNews: Council Nominations and AGM Reminder

September 4, 2014

  ONmuseums: A Spirited Pace for September...

September 2, 2014

  eNews - Looking ahead...Join us for this year's Talking Circles
August 28, 2014  

ONmuseums: Building Blocks to Local History..

August 26, 2014  

eNews - Keep calm and come to Conference...

August 21, 2014  

ONmuseums: Murder She Wrote….Murder Mystery at Scugog

August 19, 2014  

 

Conference eNews: an invite to Ignite your museum insight

August 14, 2014   ONmuseums: Much Ado about Conference
August 7, 2014  

ONmuseums: OMA Conference Brochure Now Available!

July 31, 2014  

ONmuseums: Just Announced! Study Tours + Conference Connections

July 24, 2014  

ONmuseums: Raise your glasses for a Spirited Affair!

July 17, 2014  

ONmuseums: Conference Registration now open!

July 15, 2014  

PD eNews: Awards of Excellence 2014 Nominations due this Friday, July 18!

July 10, 2014  

ONmuseums: Monumental Museum Moments

July 4, 2014  

eNews: Ontario’s Throne Speech

July 3, 2014  

ONmuseums: Nudes, Dudes and Gardens

June 26, 2014  

ONmuseums: Call for Proposals - EMPAC Conference Session + Happy Canada Day from the OMA!

June 24, 2014  

eNews Alert: Ontario Cabinet - new Minister of Culture -Michael Coteau - June 24, 2014

June 19, 2014  

ONmuseums: Museums: The Fabric of our Cultural Life

June 17, 2014  

PD eNews: CCI Re-Org: Canada (Ontario) Course Announcement

June 16, 2014  

eNews: Election Results and Museums: June 16, 2014

June 12, 2014  

ONmuseums: Tell us how awesome you are!

June 5, 2014  

ONmuseums: 1, 2, 3, 4, Get Exhibits Through Your Doors

May 29, 2014  

ONmuseums: Mapping out exciting museum events across the province!

May 22, 2014  

ONmuseums: What does a Stale Whale Entail for ROM Curators?

May 15, 2014  

ONmuseums: ONCA reprieve + IMD weekend!

May 13, 2014  

eNews: Check out these Exhibits! Travelling Exhibit Forum Highlight

May 8, 2014  

ONmuseums: Let's Celebrate!! May is #MuseumMonth

May 6, 2014  

eNews: Free Governance Workshop: June 5, 2014 - Toronto. Registration now open!

May 5, 2014  

eNews: New Price! + Free MAP Webinar - Travelling Exhibit Forum

May 1, 2014  

Ontario Budget 2014 news: May 1, 2014

May 1, 2014  

ONmuseums: To Preserve or To Destroy, that is the Question...

April 24, 2014  

ONmuseums: Come Rain or Shine...Call for Proposals Upcoming Deadline

April 17, 2014   ONmuseums: BIG news!! Have You Heard + Free Workshops
April 15, 2014  

eNews: Extended! Conference Call for Proposals + Travelling Exhibit Forum

April 10, 2014  

ONmuseums: Volunteers, Canoes and Shoes…Oh My!

April 8, 2014  

eNews: Register Now! Travelling Exhibit Forum +Accommodation Details

April 3, 2014  

ONmuseums: Going Postal: Charities get relief + Canadian Museum of History reopens Stamp Collection

March 27, 2014  

ONmuseums: Culture Lovers Unite!

March 20, 2014  

ONmuseums: Online collection; ROM turns 100; Museum curator citizen of the year

March 13, 2014  

eNews: New Ontario Funding: IGNITE - Invitation for Applications

March 13, 2014  

ONmuseums: Open! OMA Conference Call for Proposals

March 6, 2014  

ONmuseums: digiPlaySpace & BrainiumExplainium for March Break + Get involved in AODA Review

March 4, 2014  

eNews: Closer look at the federal budget + what to watch for in the Ontario budget

February 27, 2014  

ONmuseums: It truly was Ontario Museums at Queen’s Park + Last chance to register for Free Asset Planner webinar and Care of Documents workshop

February 13, 2014  

ONmuseums: OMA is Hiring; Pharrell Williams shows playful side at DX; Celebrating Heritage in Ontario

February 11, 2014  

eNews Alert: Federal Budget 2014: Renewed Support for Arts, Heritage

February 11, 2014  

eNews Alert: 2014 Federal Budget renews key Canadian Heritage Arts and Culture Programs

February 11, 2014  

eNews: Call for Proposals: OMA Travelling Exhibits Forum

February 6, 2014  

ONmuseums: Wanted: Signature Experiences + Making Culture Matter

January 30, 2014  

ONmuseums: Archive or Artifact? Care of Documents in Museums registration now open

January 23, 2014  

ONmuseums: Diversity in Museums Survey + Ontario all over #MuseumSelfie Day

January 16, 2014  

ONmuseums: ON Museums Represent! #ONmuseumsQP + #BudgetTalks 2014

January 9, 2014  

ONmuseums: Chase the Winter Blues away with Copyright and Queen's Park Day!

 

 

OMA eNews: New Youth Opportunities Fund + Budget Updates
 

Toronto - November 29, 2013

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  • New Youth Opportunities Fund (Ontario Trillium Foundation)
     
  • The Arts Advocate Report - Vol XIX, Issue 5

New Youth Opportunities Fund (OTF) | Fonds Perspectives Jeunesse (FTO)

Un message en français suit.

The Youth Opportunities Fund (YOF) provides grants and capacity building supports to grassroots, youth-led initiatives and community-based organizations that serve youth who are facing multiple barriers to economic and social wellbeing.

The program benefits young people aged 12 to 25 who are First Nations, Inuit or Métis youth, racialized youth, recent immigrant youth, LGBTTQ youth, and/or youth with special needs.

Launched in the fall of 2013, the YOF is a $5 million per year program of the Ontario government, administered by the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The YOF will operate in the Greater Toronto Area, including the City of Toronto and the regional municipalities of Durham, Halton, Peel and York.

Two funding streams of YOF:

The Strategic Collaborations Stream invests in collaboratives of youth serving organizations that are building on proven initiatives and those that will enhance the quality and responsiveness of service delivery for youth

The Grassroots Innovation Stream will invest in both Promising Initiatives of Grassroots Groups that have a demonstrated an early track record, and in Promising Ideas, which will create space for young leaders and/or groups of youth to access funds, build their skills, grow their networks and strengthen their communities

Visit http://otf.ca/en/applyForaGrant/Youth-Opportunities-Fund.asp for more information.

Le Fonds Perspectives Jeunesse (FPJ) accorde des subventions et offre un soutien en vue de renforcer les capacités des organismes communautaires et des initiatives dirigées par des jeunes à l’échelle locale, venant en aide aux jeunes qui font face à de multiples obstacles ayant une incidence sur leur bien-être économique et social.

Le programme s’adresse aux jeunes de 12 à 25 ans qui font partie des Premières Nations, aux jeunes Inuits et Métis, aux jeunes racialisés, aux jeunes immigrants récents, aux jeunes personnes LGBTTQ et aux jeunes ayant des besoins particuliers.

Lancé à l’automne 2013, le FPJ est un programme du gouvernement de l’Ontario administré par la Fondation Trillium de l’Ontario. Il est doté d’un budget annuel de 5 millions de dollars. Le FPJ sera offert dans la région du grand Toronto qui inclut la ville de Toronto et les municipalités régionales de Durham, Halton, Peel et York.

Le FPJ comprend deux sources de financement :

La source Collaborations stratégiques permet d'investir dans des projets de collaboration réalisés par des jeunes visant des groupes qui s'inspirent d'initiatives éprouvées et de celles qui permettront d'améliorer la qualité des services offerts aux jeunes afin qu'ils répondent mieux aux besoins de ces derniers.

La source Innovations communautaires permettra d'investir dans les initiatives prometteuses des groupes communautaires ayant commencé à faire leurs preuves et les idées prometteuses, qui permettront aux jeunes leaders et aux groupes de jeunes d'accéder à des fonds, de développer leurs aptitudes, d'étoffer leurs réseaux et de renforcer leur communauté.

Pour plus de renseignement, visitez http://otf.ca/fr/applyForaGrant/Youth-Opportunities-Fund.asp


Forwarding by special arrangement with The Arts Advocate.

The Arts Advocate Report - Vol XIX Issue 5

Attached, please find The Arts Advocate Report, Vol XIX, Issue 5. It takes a look at the budget process underway in both the federal and Ontario governments, and the implications for the cultural sector. In addition, a summary of pre-budget recommendations made by the cultural sector to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance is included.

Also in this issue:

  • OMA at Queen’s Park
  • The Cultural Sector within Government Priorities
  • ROM appoints new Chair

Stay connected with The Arts Advocate through their blog, twitter and Facebook page.

The Arts Advocate


Contact:

Marie Lalonde
Ontario Museum Association
50 Baldwin Street
Toronto, ON M5T 1L4
Phone: 416-348-8672
Toll-free in ON: 1-866-OMA-8672
Fax: 416-348-0438
mlalonde@museumsontario.com
www.museumsontario.com

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Get your Funding Tricks and PD Treats in this week’s ONmuseums
 

Toronto - October 24, 2013

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The Great Eldon House Ghost Hunt will explore the real ghost stories of Eldon House through its 179-year history, this Sunday, October 27th. Read More

  • Advocacy
  • PD Opportunities
    - ONCA Ready? Free OMA Webinar
     
  • Other Learning Opportunities
    - Strengthen your Organization with Imagine Canada
  • Help with Energy Conservation and Efficiency
    - Get Energy Smart with ArtsBuild
    - Better Buildings Partnership in Toronto

    Member News | Job Postings

Advocacy

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Ontario Launches "Open Government"
Get Involved and Have Your Say!

The provincial government announced Ontario's new "Open Government" initiative, which will give the people of Ontario a more transparent and accessible government, more opportunities to access information, and engage with the government on things that matter to them.

An Open Government Engagement Team will gather feedback from people across the province and report back to the government in spring, 2014.

The focus will be on three areas:

Open dialogue
, so it is easier for people to connect and interact with government through new tools and technologies.

Open data, so people can access data to solve everyday problems and come up with new ideas.

Open information, which means creating even more transparency by sharing more information.

Visit Ontario.ca/open to see what the government is working on and learn how to get involved.


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ONCA

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Get Ready for the Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA) with a Free Webinar!

November 21, 2013, 12-1pm
Presentation followed by live chat Q&A.

This webinar is specifically intended for culture and heritage organizations.

Community Legal Education Ontario is launching a project to support nonprofit corporations as they make the transition to the ONCA. The “Get Ready for the ONCA” project will help Ontario’s nonprofits understand and prepare for ONCA when it comes into force.

The ONCA (2010) establishes the corporate structure that determines how non-profit organizations are governed and their accountability to key stakeholders. It is the framework that influences how we are able to meet our missions, and go about the day-to-day decision-making in organizations across the sector. (Ontario Nonprofit Network)

Project Manager, Brenda Doner is connecting with organizations about their transition needs, finding and sharing existing materials, and planning outreach for the fall. Feel free to contact her directly at brenda.doner@cleo.on.ca or 416-408-4420, X828.

The webinar will cover:

  1. What is the ONCA and where are we in the legislative process?
  2. What it means for Ontario non-profits
  3. Areas to be aware of:
    1. Member rights
    2. Directors - conditions and liabilities
    3. Definition of Public Benefit Corporations (PBCs)
    4. Audits and financial review engagements
  4. What to do to prepare

Register online and submit your questions for the presenter.

Can’t make it to this webinar?
Access the webinar recording on the OMA website.



Other Learning Opportunities

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Strengthening Organizations Wednesday Webinar Series

Imagine Canada is offering a new webinar series: Strengthening Organizations Training! From the trickier aspects of gifts and receipting to how to properly account for your organization's political activities (and much more!), Imagine Canada's senior staff will provide you with the capacity-building knowledge you need to deliver on your mission.

A great professional development opportunity, the array of topics is ideal for fundraisers, EDs, finance staff, communicators, and program officers.

The series will kick-off on November 13, with Getting Media to Care About what you Care About.

Review the topics and dates and register for the entire series or, as always, you may choose sessions à-la-carte. Don't forget, members save 30%+ off the cost of registration!



Help with Energy Conservation and Efficiency

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ArtsBuild Energy Conservation Program

ArtsBuild’s Energy Conservation Program helps arts organizations identify and implement cost-effective energy conservation projects for their buildings. The Program has two parts: energy conservation training workshops and subsidized energy audits.

Training for the Arts

WHO: Cultural organizations looking to decrease their operating costs by managing energy consumption more efficient and effectively.

WHEN:
Friday, November 15, 8:30 – 4:30pm,
Canada’s National Ballet School, Toronto. Sign up Here!

Tuesday, November 26, 8:30 – 4:30pm, Enersource Offices, Mississauga. Sign up here!

COST: $50 per person which includes a catered lunch and breaks

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Subsidized Professional Energy Audits

ArtsBuild’s Energy Conservation Program helps arts organizations identify and implement cost-effective energy conservation projects for your buildings. Get insulated against rising utility costs by understanding your current energy consumption and committing to change.

Interested in finding out more? Click Here

There’s no better or affordable time to do an energy audit, with a 50% subsidy of the cost of your audit through your local utility and an additional ArtsBuild contribution of $1,750. It’s a great investment that will pay back over time and make a positive impact on your bottom line.

Contact Lindsay MacDonald, Director of Programs at (519) 880-3676 x 102 or lindsay@artsbuildontario.ca to find out more!

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Better Buildings Partnership - Loan Repayment Reserve Fund

The Better Buildings Partnership (BBP) Loan Repayment Reserve Fund provides low interest loans and/or investments in non-profit organizations in Toronto for energy retrofits and renewable energy projects with an emphasis on technology and innovation.

The Better Building Partnership team are happy to assist in accessing funding for energy conservation projects. They will work quickly to get any potential project into the queue as quickly as possible.

For more information on this funding opportunity, click here [PDF] or visit the BBP website.

If you are ready to apply to the BBP Loan Repayment Reserve Fund, click here [PDF]


Member News

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New museum to be established in Plympton-Wyoming

The Plympton-Wyoming Historical Society has elected a new Board of Directors and is getting ready to create a new museum.

“Our first priority is the establishment of a museum that will share the history of the Town of Plympton-Wyoming and we have a great deal of work ahead of ourselves to accomplish that goal,” said Don Poland, president of the society.

Members will also be painting and renovating the lower level of the Camlachie Community Library Museum, where the new museum will be located...Read more

   
Haliburton  
Cultural sector develops wish list

Haliburton’s cultural sector wants more support from government and opportunities to share knowledge amongst themselves.

Webinars, mentoring, a joint insurance policy and better documentation of what works and what doesn’t were some of the ideas that floated up during a brainstorming session at the Haliburton Highlands Museum on Oct. 17.

As part of Dysart’s implementation of its cultural plan, a group session was organized to get representatives from a range of groups together to talk about how the municipality can help maintain and improve its cultural sector.

Planner Pat Martin opened the session by reminding everyone of what culture means; it’s not just art and music.

“The municipal cultural plan provides direction to leverage the cultural resources of the community and build a stronger, more vibrant and culturally sustainable centre. That’s what we’re working towards,” said Martin...Read more

   
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‘Fright at the Museum!’ Halloween Scavenger Hunt and Mystery

The Uxbridge Historical Centre is inviting you to prepare to be scared at their ‘Fright at the Museum!’ Halloween Scavenger Hunt & Mystery event this Friday, October 25th, at 7:30pm

FrightNight

Warm drinks and snacks around a campfire after the scavenger hunt. Only $2/participant, and all proceeds benefit the Museum. No ticket purchase necessary. At the Museum grounds.

Call the Historical Centre at (905)852-5854 or email museum@town.uxbridge.on.ca for details.

   
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Celebrate the Pumpkin at Clarke Museum's Pumpkin Bee

On Saturday, October 26th; from 11-4pm the Clarke Museum in Clarington will be celebrating the pumpkin through a number of ways. This includes pumpkin carving, pumpkin crafts, face painting, yummy toasted pumpkin seeds, candied pumpkin, warm apple cider, pony rides, and pumpkin toss!

PumpkinBee

Prices are $5 per person and $4 for Members.
For more information on this event, click here!

   
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Does Eldon House have Ghosts?

Discover them at The Great Eldon House Ghost Hunt!

EHH

Learn about the real ghost stories of Eldon House over its 179-year history through storytelling and a special Ghost Map!

Sunday, October 27, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

$5.00 per person/ $10.00 per family, click here for more!


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Terror unfolds underground in Sudbury
October 19th, 2013 - Northern Life
To further entice those with a fetish for the frightening, Dynamic Earth and the Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre in Capreol are offering ...

Renowned author drops by the Museum
October 19th, 2013 - KenoraOnline
The book revolves around a series of murders which takes place in the museum of anthropology. The Lake of the Woods Museum was host to the event has it ...


Central Ontario

Central Ontario

Veterans Honoured in Owen Sound
October 20th, 2013 - Broadcasting News Centre
Community Outreach Coordinator for Owen Sound Museums Diane Foulds says local dignitaries will attend the ceremony and John Hayter will speak in ...

Haunted Ghost Ship docks at museum
October 18th, 2013 - Shoreline Beacon
For four nights leading up to Halloween (Oct. 25, 26, 29 and 30) guests can visit the Haunted Ghost Ship at the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre from 7 ...

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Eastern Ontario

Eastern Ontario

UXcamp Ottawa 4 - November 9-10. 2013
October 19th, 2013 - Ottawa Start
Hosted at the stunning Canadian Museum of Civilization Theatre on Nov 9-10, 2013, UXcamp Ottawa is Canada's largest annual user experience design (UX) ...

War of 1812 battles being fought again
October 15th, 2013 - Standard Freeholder
British and Canadian troops, supported by aboriginals, aim at the Americans ... a battle of Crysler's Farm re-enactment this past July at Upper Canada Village.

Southern Ontario

Southern Ontario

Peel exhibition puts spotlight on hidden poverty
October 19th, 2013 - Brampton Guardian
Today, museums have evolved into public gathering places that are as much ... examining unstable employment in Ontario and its impact on people's health, ...

How Kim Dorland is changing the landscape at McMichael Gallery
October 18, 2013 - Toronto Star
When the McMichael Canadian Art Collection snared Kim Dorland as the torch-bearer for their all-new artist-in-residence program, the Toronto painter....

Southwest Ontario

Southwest Ontario

Students step back in history
October 22nd, 2013 - London Community News
History had a whole new feel for close to 750 grade 10 students from across southwestern Ontario who converged on Fanshawe Pioneer Village Monday...

Western students hit Black Gold
October 22nd, 2013 - Petrolia Topic
At the Oil Museum of Canada, the Web site says “One of the wonderful additions to the museum is the Foreign Drillers' Gallery, a multimedia exhibit showcasing ...

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Job Postings

A few of the job postings currently available at the OMA Website:

French-speaking On Call Educator
McMichael Canadian Art Collection - Deadline: October 26th, 2013
http://museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6562

Business Systems Analyst
Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation - Deadline: November 4th, 2013
http://museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6558

Design Manager
BaAM Productions - Deadline: November 8th, 2013
http://museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6567

Have a paid or volunteer position to fill? Don't forget to advertise at the OMA Website and reach your audience - http://museumsontario.com/en/66


Contribute to next week's Currently ONmuseums

Currently ONmuseums is published Thursdays. The deadline to submit content is Wednesday noon.

WHAT "HAVE YOU HEARD"? Do you have "people" news that will interest OMA members? Please send it to us for inclusion in the next Currently ONmuseums.

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT YOUR SITE? Share your photos as well as news, invitations, tips, achievements - even challenges - with the OMA, by including it in the next edition of Currently ONmuseums!

Send all contributions to: communications@museumsontario.com


Contact:
Ontario Museum Association
50 Baldwin Street
Toronto, ON M5T 1L4
Phone: 416-348-8672
Toll-free in ON: 1-866-OMA-8672
Fax: 416-348-0438
oma@museumsontario.com
www.museumsontario.com

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OMA eNews: 2013 Federal Speech from the Throne
 

OMA e-News

Toronto - October 17, 2013

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Forwarding by special arrangement with The Arts Advocate.

2013 Federal Speech from the Throne:
What it means for the cultural sector

Yesterday afternoon’s 2013 federal Speech from the Throne was a wide-ranging recap of the Government’s accomplishments and a renewal of its priority around jobs and the economy. In that vein, it promises continued fiscal discipline, including the freezing of federal operating budgets.

For culture

For the cultural sector, the opportunity will be found in the comments around Canada’s upcoming 150th anniversary in 2017. A key milestone cited in the Speech is the establishment of the Canadian Museum of History “to share the story of Canada with pride”. Other identified milestones on the Road to 2017 are largely drawn from Canada’s military history.

The Speech also commits the government to “working with Canadians to support community projects, local celebrations, and other initiatives to commemorate this historic occasion.”

The other reference to the arts in the 2013 Throne Speech is the arts tax credit, cited as a measure to help keep taxes low for Canadians.

By and large, Throne Speeches provide the broad framework of a government’s policy agenda. They do not generally contain many specifics.

The Arts Advocate

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The Speech from the Throne in the media:

Throne Speech themes: Courting consumers, balancing budgets and pushing patriotism
October 16 - The Globe & Mail

Tories vow to freeze budget, shrink government and 'defend' consumers in 2013 throne speech
October 16 - National Post

Analysis | This throne speech won't succeed in changing the channel: Greg Weston
October 17 - CBC

Twenty-six must-know things from the Throne Speech
October 17 - The Globe & Mail

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Contact:

Marie Lalonde
Ontario Museum Association
50 Baldwin Street
Toronto, ON M5T 1L4
Phone: 416-348-8672
Toll-free in ON: 1-866-OMA-8672
Fax: 416-348-0438
mlalonde@museumsontario.com
www.museumsontario.com

 

 

ONmuseums: Future-Proof your Museum at Conference 2013
 

Toronto - October 17, 2013

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Tech Talks

  • Conference 2013
    - Tech Talks: Few spaces still available
     
  • Funding News
    Reminders
    - CMOG Standards - Final Deadline: October 31
    - Trillium Foundation - Deadline: November 1
    - 2014-2015 MAP - Deadline: November 1
    - Celebrate Ontario - Deadline: November 12
     
  • Member News | Job Postings

2013 OMA Annual Conference
Culture: Taking Charge | Prise en charge
Nov. 6-8, 2013 | Markham, Ontario | #OMAConf2013
Navigating Governance
Leading Change Forging Our Path
Navigating Governance Leading Change Forging Our Path
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Only a few spaces available - Register today!

Help future-proof your organization! Join our group of experts as they steer you through trending technologies. Ask questions, get answers, and be inspired!

Ryan Dodge Tech Talks includes:
- 4 concurrent sessions;
- 7 Knowledge Sharing Roundtables;
- A plenary session on innovative real-time engagement with Ryan Dodge, ROM Social Media Coordinator (pictured left).


This is your chance to have one-on-one time with technology experts to pick their brains and ask questions that you may not feel comfortable asking in front of a larger audience. During the Roundtables, move around the room and engage in discussion on the following topics:

  • Social Media
  • Web
  • Mobile
  • Digital Preservation
  • In-Gallery Experiences
  • Getting Started
  • Future Projections.

A web-based handout including resources that were invaluable in the presenters' work will be shared with participants.

Click HERE for more information or download the Registration form.

Tech Talks is supported by:

 

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Funding News

 

REMINDER: Community Museum Operating Grant (CMOG) - Standards for Community Museums in Ontario - Final Deadline

Museums with issues to be addressed in the following Standards must complete all work identified in the feedback form and submit supporting documentation to the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport by
October 31, 2013:

   
 

Ontario Trillium Foundation

The next application deadline is November 1.

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) builds healthy and vibrant communities throughout Ontario by strengthening the capacity of the voluntary sector, through investments in a range of community-based initiatives.

   


Canada
 

Canadian Heritage

 

2014-2015 Museums Assistance Program (MAP)

Deadline: November 1, 2013

Download the What's New with MAP: English | French

Download the MAP Factsheet: English | French

Call for proposals for the Museums Assistance Program

The Museums Assistance Program (MAP) has launched a new call for proposals to museums and heritage organizations. For projects starting after April 1, 2014, completed application forms under Access to Heritage, Aboriginal Heritage and Collections Management components must be sent no later than:
November 1, 2013

The MAP provides financial assistance to Canadian museums and related institutions for projects that support the preservation and presentation of heritage collections.

The MAP supports five categories of projects:

1. Access to Heritage: for the development and circulation of travelling exhibitions;
2. Exhibition Circulation Fund: for the hosting of travelling exhibitions;
3. Aboriginal Heritage: for projects related to the preservation, management and presentation of Aboriginal cultural heritage;
4. Collections Management: for projects to improve professional knowledge, skills and practices related to key museum functions;
5. Canada-France Agreement: for joint missions between French and Canadian heritage organizations to create ties and enhance competencies of museum professionals.

Other Deadlines:

Year-round – Exhibition Circulation Fund
TBD each year – Canada-France Agreement

New – Starting April 1, 2014: Borrowing of artefacts from the Canadian Museum of Civilization or the Canadian War Museum.

Contact Information:

For more information about the program, please consult the MAP website.

Organizations in Ontario can obtain a copy of the application form by contacting the Ontario Regional Office at 416-954-0395 or by email at pch-ontario@pch.gc.ca.

National organizations should contact the national office.
   
 

Celebrate Ontario 2014

Deadline: November 12, 2013 at 5 p.m.

Celebrate Ontario is an annual program that helps festival and events enhance their programs, activities and services. Organizers of festivals and events interested in applying to Celebrate Ontario 2014 must do so using the Grants Ontario web-based application system.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to read the Celebrate Ontario 2014 Application Guide carefully for detailed instructions on how to apply and for information on changes to this year's program.


Member News

 

The past comes to life during Drummond Hill Cemetery tours

It's that time of year again when things may just go bump in the night at Drummond Hill Cemetery.

But there's no reason to be frightened; it's all pretend.

The City of Niagara Falls Museums is once again offering walking tours of Drummond Hill Cemetery during weekends in October. The night time tours take visitors through one of the most historic cemeteries in Canada. Guides will lead performances that provide a glimpse into the lives of some of the famous and not so famous people from the history of Niagara Falls. The tours include music, theatrical scenes, costumed performers and vignettes of people who are buried in the cemetery. Read more...

   
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  Canadian Museum of Civilization acquires historic carving found in Ottawa’s former Bank of Montreal building

A recently discovered 19th century stone carving of the Bank of Montreal coat of arms will become part of the National Collection at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, thanks to a generous transfer from Public Works and Government Services Canada. Workers found the historic tablet inside existing walls on May 15, 2012 during the Department’s renovation of the Sir John A. Macdonald Building (the former Bank of Montreal building) on Wellington Street in Ottawa, opposite the Parliament Buildings. Read more...

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Duane Linklater of Ontario wins $50K Sobey Art Award
October 9th - CBC.ca
His work has been displayed both in Canada — including at the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Power Plant in Toronto and the Thunder Bay Art Gallery — as well as ...

Exhibit showcases Northern artists
October 9th, 2013 - Timmins Press
The Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre is hosting a uniquely Northern display in its Red Room over the coming weeks as local art finds a home on its ...

Central Ontario

Central Ontario

Spooky fun at county museum
October 11th, 2013 - Simcoe.com
The Simcoe County Museum presents An Evening of Halloween on Monday, Oct. 28, Tuesday, Oct. 29 and Wednesday, Oct. 30. Bring your friends and...

Eastern Ontario

Eastern Ontario

Public Works unveils design for Sir John A. Macdonald Building
October 10th, 2013 - Ottawa Citizen
The former bank, considered one of Canada's foremost heritage structures, will ... officially handed over to the Canadian Museum of Civilization a 19th-century ...

Can Kingston Pen convert to a literal tourist trap?
October 7th, 2013 - The Globe and Mail
A Corrections Canada vehicle sits on the inner side of the main gatehouse of Kingston ... Converting an old prison into a museum is hardly a new idea. It's been ...

Southern Ontario

Southern Ontario

Clues to Lost Prehistoric Code Discovered in Mesopotamia
October 11th, 2013 - Discovery News
Archaeologists are using CT scanning and 3D modeling to crack a lost prehistoric code hidden inside clay balls, dating to some 5,500 years ago, found in Mesopotamia.

Irving, Renner team up in art exhibition
October 10th, 2013 - Brampton Guardian
An exhibition by a pair of award-winning Mississauga artists is kicking off the fall programming at the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives. Until Oct.

Southwest Ontario

Southwest Ontario

Local Conservation Champions Honoured
October 10th, 2013 - windsoriteDOTca
She is the longest standing member of this committee, and began volunteering at the John R Park Homestead Conservation Area when she was a university ..

Ska-Nah-Doht to celebrate 40 years
October 2nd, 2013 - Strathroy Age Dispatch
Ska-Nah-Doht Village and Museum at Longwoods Road Conservation Area will ... Ska-Nah-Doht Village and Museum at Longwoods Road Conservation Area ...

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Job Postings

A few of the job postings currently available at the OMA Website:

Librarian and Archivist of Canada
Library and Archives Canada - Deadline: October 31st, 2013
http://museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6555

E-Learning Specialist
Canadian Museum for Human Rights - Deadline: November 1st, 2013
http://museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6554

Bishop White Postdoctoral Fellowship of Japanese Art and Culture
Royal Ontario Museum - Deadline: November 15th, 2013
http://museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6524

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Toronto - October 10, 2013

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  • Conference Update
    - Learn about upcoming OTMPC opportunities at Conference 2013
     
  • Ontario News
    - Ontario Not-for-profit Corporations Act: Is your organization ready?
    - AVRO Arrow replica lands in Mississauga
     
  • National News

     
  • Funding News
    - Reminder: 2014-2015 MAP Deadline: Nov. 1
     
  • Member News | Job Postings

2013 OMA Annual Conference
Culture: Taking Charge | Prise en charge
Nov. 6-8, 2013 | Markham, Ontario | #OMAConf2013
Navigating Governance
Leading Change Forging Our Path
Navigating Governance Leading Change Forging Our Path
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OTMPC

Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation (OTMPC) Update
Friday, November 8, 2013 - 9:20 to 9:45 a.m.

Ronald Holgerson, President & CEO of the OTMPC, will briefly present:

Ronald Holgerson

  • New research into Ontario's tourist market;

  • What cultural destinations can expect;

  • How the OTMPC is helping position Ontario as a preferred travel destination;

  • Upcoming opportunities for RTOs and tourist-focused organizations, including museums.

Visit the OMA Website for the full Conference program and presenter biographies, and return often for updates on Concurrent and Plenary Sessions, Emerging Museum Professionals, and Pre-Conference programming!

Download the Conference Registration Form.


Other Learning Opportunities

Canadian Copyright Workshop for cultural and heritage professionals
The Toronto Area Archivist's Group
Manulife Financial Head Office, 200 Bloor St. East
November 14 and 15, 2013

ArtsBuild Energy Conservation Training for the Arts Program
National Ballet School, Currie Hall, 105 Maitland Street
November 15, 2013

Canadian Conservation Institute Workshop: Care of Photographic Materials
Museums of Mississauga - Benares Historic House
November 27 and 28, 2013
To register, contact Isabel at 905-615-4860 x 2107 or Christian at x 2047


Ontario News


 

 

 

Ontario Not-for-profit Corporations Act: Is your organization ready?

From the Ministry of Consumer Services:

For more information, transition checklist, and FAQ, visit the Ministry of Consumer Services Website:
www.sse.gov.on.ca/mcs/en/Pages/Not_For_Profit.aspx

New Act Expected to Provide Up-to-Date-Rules
Ontario’s new Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010 will make it simpler to incorporate and provide not-for-profit corporations with up-to-date rules to run the organization. It will also ensure greater transparency and accountability.

When the Act comes into effect, it will generally apply automatically to all Ontario not-for-profit corporations.

Existing not-for-profit corporations will have a three-year transition period once the Act comes into effect to make any changes to their incorporation and other documents necessary to bring them into conformity with the Act. Existing corporations are encouraged to review their documents before the end of the transition period.

The government is helping not-for-profit corporations make the transition to the new Act by providing the following support:

  • A plain-language guide to the Act that explains the sections that will likely have the most impact.

  • A transition checklist that existing not-for-profit corporations can use as a reference to ensure compliance with the Act.

  • A draft default by-law that existing corporations can use as a guide when reviewing and making any necessary changes to their by-laws during the transition.

  • The default by-law will apply automatically to newly incorporated not-for-profit corporations that do not pass an organizational by-law within 60 days after the date of incorporation.

The government has also given a grant to Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) to support the sector during the transition period.

The Act is targeted to come into effect in 2014. Amendments to more than 80 statutes including the Act were introduced in the legislature in June 2013. It is anticipated that these amendments will be debated in the legislature in fall 2013. If the amendments are passed by the legislature, the Act is anticipated to come into force no earlier than six months after passage in order to ensure adequate time for not-for-profit corporations to prepare for transition.

Check the Ministry of Consumer Services’ website regularly to confirm the effective date. More information is available online at www.sse.gov.on.ca/mcs/en/Pages/Not_For_Profit.aspx

   

Culture Days
 

AVRO Arrow replica lands in Mississauga as part of Culture Days

Sep. 23, 2013 - Mississauga - The City of Mississauga along with partners The International Centre, SME Canada, and the Canadian Air & Space Museum, hosted an official ceremony to kick-off Doors Open Mississauga 2013 on September 28, 2013 as part of Culture Days. Read more...

A full size replica of the AVRO Arrow was the highlight of the festivities. Joining Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion (pictured 6th from right) was OMA Councillor Ian Ker-Wilson (Manager of Museums and Heritage Presentation, City of Hamilton - pictured 6th from left), on behalf of the Ontario Museum Association, member of the Culture Days Ontario Task Force.


Photo credit: Rob Corrado, courtesy of Culture Division, City of Mississauga.

The Mississauga event was one of nearly 1,500 Culture Days activities held in Ontario September 27 - 29, including 500 in the GTA.


National News


Canada's History

 

 

Neil Orford finalist for Governor General History Award for Excellence in Teaching for project between Centre Dufferin High School and Dufferin County Museum & Archives

The CDDHS/DCMA Battlefields Project may be one of the only formal partnerships between a school and municipal Museum & Archives in Canada. The students selected for this project work cooperatively with the Archivists at the DCMA and the teaching staff at Centre Dufferin DHS in Shelburne, Ontario, conducting research which is both digital/on-line, as well as primary and oral history.Read more...


Funding News


Canada

Canadian Heritage

 

2014-2015 Museums Assistance Program (MAP)

Deadline: November 1, 2013

Download the What's New with MAP: English | French

Download the MAP Factsheet: English | French

Call for proposals for the Museums Assistance Program

The Museums Assistance Program (MAP) has launched a new call for proposals to museums and heritage organizations. For projects starting after April 1, 2014, completed application forms under Access to Heritage, Aboriginal Heritage and Collections Management components must be sent no later than:
November 1, 2013

The MAP provides financial assistance to Canadian museums and related institutions for projects that support the preservation and presentation of heritage collections.

The MAP supports five categories of projects:

1. Access to Heritage: for the development and circulation of travelling exhibitions;
2. Exhibition Circulation Fund: for the hosting of travelling exhibitions;
3. Aboriginal Heritage: for projects related to the preservation, management and presentation of Aboriginal cultural heritage;
4. Collections Management: for projects to improve professional knowledge, skills and practices related to key museum functions;
5. Canada-France Agreement: for joint missions between French and Canadian heritage organizations to create ties and enhance competencies of museum professionals.

Other Deadlines:

Year-round – Exhibition Circulation Fund
TBD each year – Canada-France Agreement

New – Starting April 1, 2014: Borrowing of artefacts from the Canadian Museum of Civilization or the Canadian War Museum.

Contact Information:

For more information about the program, please consult the MAP website.

Organizations in Ontario can obtain a copy of the application form by contacting the Ontario Regional Office at 416-954-0395 or by email at pch-ontario@pch.gc.ca.

National organizations should contact the national office.


Member News

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St. James Cathedral
 

Sacred Stitches Exhibit Opening Soon

Cathedral Church of St. James, 65 Church St. & King St. East, Toronto, ON

Friday, October 25 to Friday, November 1, 2013. Exhibit open 7:00 am - 7:00 pm every day.

Over 100 items have been gathered in celebration of the importance of embroidery and textile art in the creation of beauty and holiness in houses of worship of many faiths. They have come from as far away as northern British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and into the U.S., and include not only clerical vestments, banners and altar frontals, but items related to rituals associated with birth, marriage and death – some dating back several hundred years. Read more...

Sacred Stitches

   
 

Fossil I.D. Clinic

Elman W. Campbell Museum, 134 Main St S, Newmarket, ON

Do you think you've found a fossil? Curious about its possible identity or how old it might be? Join the Elman W. Campbell Museum for a chance to learn if that cottage country discovery or mystery rock among the heirloom treasures really does have a connection to ancient life. From 7:30 to 9:00 PM on November 22nd, Dave Rudkin, Curator of Invertebrate Palaeontology at the Royal Ontario Museum, will be on hand to examine your suspected fossils.

To pre-register, please call 905-953-5314 or email: elmanmuseum@rogers.com

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Rat Portage Round Up
October 8th, 2013 - KenoraOnline
The Lake of the Woods Museum is hosting the Rat Portage Round Up this coming weekend. Community engagement Coordinator Lynn Riddell says the event is

Canadian Forces Museum of Aerospace Defence launches virtual ...
October 1st, 2013 - Bay Today
On October 1, 1963, the Underground Complex (UGC), more commonly known as The Hole, was declared officially operational. The UGC was the home of ...

Central Ontario

Central Ontario

Marine & Rail factions asked to co-operate
October 7th, 2013 - Owen Sound Sun Times
The Owen Sound Museums board, which manages Marine & Rail and had voted to close it before reversing the decision, wanted council to kill the RFP.

Eichhorn named president of OAAG
September 30th, 2013 - Owen Sound Sun Times
Virginia Eichhorn, director and chief curator of the Tom Thomson Art Gallery, discusses a Tom Thomson painting with Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MP Larry Miller ...

Eastern Ontario

Eastern Ontario

PUMPKINFERNO: Stunning display at Village
October 6th, 2013 - Standard Freeholder
More than 7,000 pumpkins awed spectators as they came to life with the night sky at Pumpkinferno's opening night at Upper Canada Village on Friday.

Southern Ontario

Southern Ontario

When a paint job turns into more
October 7th, 2013 - Brantford Expositor
A request for a simple coat of paint is starting to spiral into much more for the city and the Canadian Military Heritage Museum. For those catching up on this file, ...

Royal Ontario Museum unveils interactive app
October 2nd, 2013 - MetroNews Canada
The Royal Ontario Museum unveiled a new app Wednesday that ... “Museum Secrets” that airs on the History channel in Canada and in dozens of ...

Southwest Ontario

Southwest Ontario

Keys to St. George Memorial Hall handed over
October 6th, 2013 - Paris Star
Brant County has handed the keys to the St. George Memorial Hall to the South Dumfries Historical Society to restore and operate as a heritage building for the ...

Children's Museum seeking new location
October 1st, 2013 - CTV News
The London Regional Children's Museum announced expansion plans at a press conference on Tuesday evening. Executive Director Amanda Conlon revealed ...

More...

Job Postings

A few of the job postings currently available at the OMA Website:

Interpretation and Exhibition Planner
Aga Khan Foundation Canada - Deadline: October 14th, 2013
http://museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6554

Revenue Development Contractor
Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre - Deadline: October 18th, 2013
http://museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6546

Recreation Assistant - Sports Hall of Fame
Town of Richmond Hill - Deadline: October 22nd, 2013
http://museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6550

Have a paid or volunteer position to fill? Don't forget to advertise at the OMA Website and reach your audience - http://museumsontario.com/en/66

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Contact:
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50 Baldwin Street
Toronto, ON M5T 1L4
Phone: 416-348-8672
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ONmuseums: Ontario Tourism Signage - Be seen and be heard!
 

Toronto - October 3, 2013

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ReelHeritage
Brockville Museum presents unique heritage film event, "Brockville's Reel Heritage."
 

  • CONFERENCE UPDATE:
    - Early Bird extended to Friday, October 4th
    - Spaces available in Cross-Culture Collaborations Study Tour & Workshop
     
  • Advocacy
    - Ontario Tourism Signage: Opportunity for museums to give feedback
     
  • PD Opportunities
     
  • Ontario News
    - Ontario Celebrates Franco-Ontarian Day, Strengthens French Services
     
  • National News
    - Reminder: CCI Conservation Treatment Services applications due October 15, 2013
     
  • International News
    - American Alliance of Museums President Ford W. Bell responds to U.S. Federal Government Shutdown
     
  • Funding News
    - Reminder: 2014-2015 MAP Deadline: Nov. 1

    Member News | Have You Heard | Job Postings

2013 OMA Annual Conference
Culture: Taking Charge | Prise en charge
Nov. 6-8, 2013 | Markham, Ontario | #OMAConf2013
Navigating Governance Leading Change Forging Our Path
Navigating Governance Leading Change Forging Our Path
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REMINDERS:
- Early Bird ends tomorrow! Register now and save over $100!

- OMA Room Block at Hilton Toronto/Markham ends this Sunday

David Cronenberg

Spaces are still available in the Cross-Culture Collaborations workshop and tour. Join your friends and colleagues in downtown Toronto for an insider's look at the collaborations between TIFF & MOCCA and Dance Collection Danse & the Ryerson Theatre! The day's program also includes a tour of the new Ryerson Image Centre and the Black Star Collection!

Download the Workshop and Study Tour registration form.

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Advocacy


 

 

Ontario Tourism Signage- Opportunity for museums to give feedback

The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport and the Ministry of Transportation have initiated a review of the Tourism-Oriented Directional Signing (TODS) program.

They are seeking feedback on the TODS program in order to continually improve the effectiveness of highway signing programs. They are also interested in gathering information on the broader topic of way-finding.

The ministry is interested in receiving feedback from all tourism stakeholders, including current participants as well as stakeholders who are not currently participating in the TODS program.

Please take a few minutes to complete the TODS Program Review Survey by October 31, 2013. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TODSReview

You may also provide additional general feedback by submitting your comments to Tourism.Signs@Ontario.ca by October 31, 2013. Please include “TODS Program Review Feedback” in the email subject line.

For more information on the TODS program, please visit the MTCS website: http://www.mtc.gov.on.ca/en/tourism/tods.shtml


OMA PD

1 Space left in CMS Course Exhibit Planning & Design

 

Last year's Exhibit and Design course participants discovered their secret artifacts and battled it out in a round of "Iron Chef: Exhibit"!

Participants will learn from Course Director John Summers, General Manager of The Canadian Canoe Museum, and other invited Instructors about planning museum exhibits and labels that attract and hold the attention and interest of museum visitors, and communicate information clearly while adhering to safe museum practices of display and preservation of artifacts.

Dates: December 4 to 6, 2013
Location:
Peel Art Gallery, Museum & Archives (PAMA), Brampton, ON

To Register: Download the 2013-2014 CMS Registration Form.


Other Learning Opportunities

American Association for State and Local History
Registration Open for These October Online Courses:
The Basics of Archives: Oct. 21 - Nov. 15, 2013
Project Management for History Professionals: Oct. 28 – Nov. 22, 2013
Are You Ready for Volunteers?: Oct. 16, 2013
Developing a Successful Volunteer Recruitment Program: Oct. 18, 2013

Connecting to Collections
Caring for Audiovisual Material

Various dates
Audiovisual collections can run the gamut of formats, from analog audio, film, and video to digital audio, film, video, and optical media. This five-part course will examine the various formats and explore the major issues and challenges in preserving them. A team of national experts will help you navigate the mind-boggling array of AV materials and provide practical advice on identifying, caring for, handling, storing, and accessing them.


Ontario News

 

Drapeau Franco-Ontarien

 

 

September 25 - Franco-Ontarian Day, Government Strengthens French Language Services

The Government of Ontario announced on September 25 that it is introducing legislation to enhance the independence of the French Language Services Commissioner, establishing his reporting relationship from the Minister of Francophone Affairs to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. Read more...

Since 2010, Ontario has officially recognized September 25 as Franco-Ontarian Day, marking the anniversary of the Franco-Ontarian flag unveiled for the first time in Sudbury on September 25, 1975.

Last Wednesday, House Speaker Dave Levac (Brant) and Premier Kathleen Wynne were joined by The Honourable Madeleine Meilleur (Ottawa-Vanier), Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs, France Gélinas (Nickel Belt), Francophone Affairs Critic for the NDP, and Lisa McLeod (Nepean-Carleton), Francophone Affairs Critic for the Progressive Conservative Party at a special Franco-Ontarian flag raising ceremony at Queen's Park (pictured from 2nd left to right).

Also in attendance were leaders of provincial organizations, including Denis Vaillancourt (pictured left), President of the Assemblée de la francophonie de l'Ontario (AFO) and Marie Lalonde, OMA Executive Director.

   


Culture Days

 

Culture Days 2013 - More than 7000 activities!

The 4th annual Culture Days (September 27, 28, 29, 2013) included more than 7,000 activities held in 850 cities and towns across the country involving an estimated 600,000 artists, cultural workers and volunteers. Click HERE for a list of heritage-focused Culture Days activities that took place across Ontario.

Nominate for The Culture Days Awards 2013

The Awards program will recognize and showcase outstanding initiatives taken to engage the public in the arts and culture during the Culture Days weekend that just took place this past weekend. Nominations must be submitted no later than midnight EST Friday, November 15, 2013.

Winners will be announced at the 2nd Annual National Congress on Culture to be held in Winnipeg on Friday, May 23, 2014. Check out the categories and nomination guidelines here! Read more...
 


National News


CCI

 

 

 

CCI treatment services application deadline is October 15, 2013.

CCI offers conservation treatment services to Canadian museums, archives, and historic sites. These include treatments to prevent further deterioration, aid interpretation, or re-establish culturally significant qualities, and can range from minimal stabilization to complete conservation treatments.

The following types of artifacts will be considered for treatment:

- Textile
- Paper (photos, archival materials and books)
- Archaeological
- Historic, Cultural, Religious and Aboriginal

Visit the CCI website for more information.


International News


AAM

 

 

 

Statement from Alliance President on the Federal Government Shutdown

In a written statement, the President of the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), Ford W. Bell, describes the impact of the U.S. Government's shutdown on museums and national sites.

"The failure of Congress to pass a budget—or even a stopgap measure to temporarily keep the government operating—reflects a stunning abandonment of the most fundamental responsibilities of our Congressional leaders. The fact that our national parks and many of our museums will be closing their doors to the public today, and that their staffs will begin indefinite furloughs, is a disgraceful by-product of the dysfunction that has swept the halls of Congress. Americans are justifiably outraged."

Read the full statement.


Funding News


Canada

Canadian Heritage

 

REMINDER:
2014-2015 Museums Assistance Program (MAP)

Deadline: November 1, 2013

Download the MAP Factsheet: English | French
Download the What's New with MAP: English | French

The Museums Assistance Program (MAP) supports heritage institutions and workers in the preservation and presentation of heritage collections.

Eligible Applicants and Projects
Please refer to the 2014-2015 Museums Assistance Program Guidelines as well as component pages.

Visit the Canadian Heritage website for more information and to apply for more information and to apply.

Beverley O'Connell

Thank you Beverley O'Connell, Regional Advisor at Canadian Heritage (pictured standing), who was at the South West Ontario Heritage Council (SWOHC) governance training session on September 19 to present the new MAP guidelines.

 


 

Member News


Brockville Museum
 

Brockville Museum presents unique heritage film event

Brockville's Reel Heritage

In what is going to be one of the Brockville Museum's biggest and most exciting event in years, "Brockville's Reel Heritage" will be of interest to anyone who
currently lives or has ever lived in Brockville, or for that matter anyone who is familiar with small town Ontario.

The museum is very excited about this project that will see 90 mintues of historical home videos (1920s-1980s) put up on the big screen at the historic Brockville Arts Centre.

Download the press release [PDF] for details, or check out their youtube promotional video at http://youtu.be/YVcOQ5irXx0

   
DCMA  

Dufferin County Museum & Archives Double Header

On Thursday, September 26, The Dufferin County Museum & Archives received top prize in the category of “Community Impact By An Organization” at the Town of Orangeville’s Annual Arts and Culture Awards Ceremony. Artists Ken Hall and Pat Burns-Wendland won the award for “Best Creative Cultural Event” for the very successful sculptural installation called “The Legacy Project,” which is now seeking new venues.

Visit http://kenhallart.com/LegacyProject/ for more information on The Legacy Project.

Legacy Project

Questions or expressions of interest about hosting the Legacy Project may be directed to the artist:

Ken Hall
ken@kenhallart.com

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Sudbury science exhibit heads to China
September 26th, 2013 - CBC.ca
Science North CEO Guy Labine says Science North and the Ontario Science Centre have signed three year deals to rent out exhibits to two centres. Up until ...

Iconic Hollinger House calls museum home
September 25th, 2013 - Timmins Press
The last remaining original Hollinger House has found a permanent home, under the watchful gaze of the man who ordered their creation. The Timmins ...

Central Ontario

Central Ontario

Folk for Folks welcomes Stevens
September 26th, 2013 - Simcoe.com
The Barrie Folk Society's Folk for Folks series brings Mike Stevens to the MacLaren Art Centre Oct. 4. At a very early age, Stevens found a harmonica. Living in ...


Eastern Ontario

Eastern Ontario

Museum of Nature talk, Lansdowne site tour among the events of ...
September 30th, 2013 - Ottawa Citizen
Architects Bruce Kuwubara and Barry Padolsky will talk about the $216 million renovation of the Canadian Museum of Nature Monday night to kick off ...

Kingston Penitentiary: Canada's most famous prison closes its doors
September 29th, 2013 - The Globe and Mail
Last week, a retired prison guard volunteering at the Penitentiary Museum across the ... Kingston Penitentiary is the most famous prison in Canada, and not just ...

Southern Ontario

Southern Ontario

AGO David Bowie show explores music, pop culture influence
September 25th, 2013 - CBC.ca
The vast showcase — titled David Bowie Is — first debuted at London's Victoria and Albert Museum in March. There, it had a record-breaking run that attracted ...

Photo Flash: LAND|SLIDE: Possible Futures, Now Open at Markham ...
September 27th, 2013 - Broadway World
Land|Slide: Possible Futures is a large-scale art intervention featuring 30 local and International Artistsrunning until October 14 at the Markham Museum

Southwest Ontario

Southwest Ontario

Statue of John McCrae to be erected in front of...
September 28th, 2013 - Guelph Mercury
Ruth Abernethy has been hanging out in the past with Lt. Col. John McCrae. Abernethy, a Wellington, Ont. artist, wanted to know what McCrae was ...

More...


Have You Heard


ROM
  Engaging Audiences: ROM announces a new addition to their Executive Team

On September 17, Janet Carding, Director & CEO of the Royal Ontario Museum, announced some important news. Following an extensive international search, the Museum has hired its first-ever Deputy Director, Engagement: Dr. Xerxes Mazda will be joining the ROM early in November. Read more...

   

Lesley Lewis
 

Ontario Science Centre CEO Lesley Lewis stepping down

The Ontario Science Centre recently announced that Lesley Lewis will step down as CEO in the spring of 2014. Lesley became CEO of the Centre in 1998. Prior to that, she had played senior leadership roles within the Ontario Public Service, including as Executive Director of both the Ontario Heritage Foundation (1993-98) and the Ontario Human Rights Commission (1990-93). Read more... [PDF]

 


 

Job Postings

A few of the job postings currently available at the OMA Website:

AV/Multi-media Technology Specialist
Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation - Deadline: October 17th, 2013
http://www.museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6538

Archivist/Registrar
The Welland Historical Museum - Deadline: October 19th, 2013
http://www.museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6539

Bishop White Postdoctoral Fellowship of Japanese Art and Culture
Royal Ontario Museum - Deadline: November 15th, 2013
http://www.museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6524

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Contact:
Ontario Museum Association
50 Baldwin Street
Toronto, ON M5T 1L4
Phone: 416-348-8672
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ONmuseums: Funding, Culture Days, and 10 Reasons not to miss Conference 2013
 

Toronto - September 26, 2013

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Governance training successfully delivered in partnership with the South Western Ontario Heritage Council (SWOHC).

  • CONFERENCE UPDATE:
    - 5 spaces added to Education Programs Meet the NEW Curriculum
    - 10 reasons why you cannot miss this year's Conference!
     
  • PD Opportunities
    - Governance training continues in Kingston - November 22, 2013
    - Thanks Nepean for hosting CMS Course Organization & Management
     
  • Ontario News
    Culture Days is this Weekend! Are you ready to celebrate?
     
  • Funding News
    - 2014-2015 MAP Guidelines Released: Application Deadline: Nov. 1
    - Celebrate Ontario + Training Sessions: Application Deadline: Nov. 12

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2013 OMA Annual Conference
Culture: Taking Charge | Prise en charge
Nov. 6-8, 2013 | Markham, Ontario | #OMAConf2013
Navigating Governance Leading Change Forging Our Path
Navigating Governance Leading Change Forging Our Path
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REMINDERS:
- Early Bird ends next Monday, September 30th!

- OMA Room Block at Hilton Toronto/Markham ends October 6th

UPDATE: Spaces still available in the Cross-Culture Collaborations workshop and tour - a unique experience and one not to miss for anyone interested in art preservation and out of the box collaborations!

Need more reasons to attend this year's Annual Conference in Markham?
Here's a list of 10!

1. Hang out, network, and exchange with friends and colleagues in one of Canada's fastest growing and most diverse communities, Markham, Ontario.

2. Party in the galleries at the brand new Markham Museum for the Awards Reception and at the Varley Art Gallery for the Opening Reception.

3. Visit the OMA's largest Tradeshow ever with over 35 Exhibitors!

4. Have your say in shaping the future of Ontario museums in the museumsuccession Talking Circles.

5. Discover what it takes to deliver award winning customer service with Moe Hosseini-Ara, Director of Service Excellence at Markham Public Library and Acting Director of Culture with the City of Markham.

6. Choose your own experience from a packed program that includes: 12 Concurrent Sessions, 5 Plenary Sessions including Ignite, the student and EMP-driven Ideas in Motion, an Opening Keynote by Janine Marchessault of the Land|Slide project, and a closing address by the ROM's Director and CEO, Janet Carding.

7. Celebrate Excellence at the OMA Awards Reception, attended by Ontario's Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, the Honourable Michael Chan.

8. In Markham a day early? Participate in amazing pre-conference activities, including Cross-Culture Collaborations taking place in downtown T.O. at Ryerson University and TIFF, and...

9. Tech Talks: Case Studies, Questions and Answers led by the ROM's Social Media Coordinator Ryan Dodge and Manager of ROM Web Cheryl Fraser!

10. You'll be at the largest gathering of Ontario museum workers, volunteers, students, and stakeholders!! Don't miss out!

Download and complete the Conference Registration Form and return to the OMA by fax with credit card information at 416-348-0438, or by email to conference@museumsontario.com. Registrations can also be taken by phone toll-free in Ontario at 1-866-662-8672 or 416-348-8672.

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OMA PD

Thank you SWOHC for partnering to deliver another lively governance workshop for museum staff and board members!

"Well organized, clearly presented and understood. Valuable information and resources." – Board participant

"Thank you for inspiring us all to do better and better for the good of our organizations." – Staff participant

On Thursday, September 19th, 30 board and staff members of the South Western Ontario Heritage Council (SWOHC) came together with the OMA for an engaging governance workshop at the Canadian Transport Museum and Heritage Village in Kingsville, Ontario.

SWOHC Governance Training

Facilitated by Carrie Brooks-Joiner (pictured above standing), workshop participants discussed fundamentals of great organizational leadership and strategies to improve governance and overcome common governance concerns.

Governance training will continue at the Pump House Steam Museum in Kingston on November 22, 2013, in partnership with the Kingston Association of Museums, Art Galleries and Historic Sites (KAM). Spaces still available! Register now.

Want to hold a workshop in your area? Would you or your network be interested in partnering with the OMA to deliver training opportunities in your region in 2014 or 2015? If so, then please contact us to discuss how we can work together.

 

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4 spaces left for CMS Course Exhibit Planning & Design
Participants will learn to plan museum exhibits and labels which attract and hold the attention and interest of museum visitors and communicate information clearly while adhering to safe museum practices of display and preservation of artifacts.

Dates: December 4 to 6, 2013
Location:
Peel Art Gallery, Museum & Archives (PAMA), Brampton, ON
Registration Opens: September 25, 2013

To Register: Download the 2013-2014 CMS Registration Form.

Nepean: It’s a great place to be in!

Last week the OMA descended upon the Nepean museum for three days of Organization and Management of Museums. Governance! Finance! Leadership! HR! We covered all the juicy topics with Course Director Joan Kanigan from the Museum of Ontario Archaeology (pictured below left). A big thank you to the Nepean Museum for being such a fine host.

Joan Kannigan
Organization and Management of Museums Course Director Joan Kanigan, Museum of Ontario Archaeology.

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  The class at the Nepean Museum.
 

 

 

Celebrating their final course! Congratulations Andrea McComb, Devon Taylor-Black, and Kasia Piernicka with OMA PD Manager Mary Collier (right).


Other Learning Opportunities

Connecting to Collections Webinar: The Care of Leather and Fur
Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. (EDT)
The Online Community will host an hour-long webinar dedicated to the care of leather and fur objects. A stellar cast of presenters—Catharine Hawks, Beverly Perkins, and Fran Ritchie - will cover the basic care of tanned, tawed, and untanned skins. From storage to cleaning methods, this webinar will broadly cover how best to care for your organic objects. Presentations will be followed by a live Q&A session.

Carters Professional Corporation is hosting half-day workshops on the Ontario Not-For-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA) this fall for nonprofits. The cost is $35.00 per person for events in Toronto on Wednesday, October 2 and in Ottawa on Friday, October 4.

Energy Conservation Training for the Arts
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Natural Resources Canada has worked with ArtsBuild Ontario to customize a daylong workshop specifically for arts facilities. All organizations interested in energy conservation are invited to attend.

The first of two all-day workshops will take place on Thursday, October 24, 2013 in Toronto. This workshop has been supported by Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited. Click here to register.


Ontario News

Culture Days

Culture Days

 

Culture Days is this Weekend!

The fourth annual Culture Days weekend kicks off this Friday, September 27 and runs through Saturday, and Sunday with over 7,000 FREE activities happening in 850 Canadian cities and towns right across the country. Are you ready to create, participate and celebrate in the largest ever arts and culture event in Canadian history?


Funding News


Canada

Canadian Heritage

 

2014-2015 Museums Assistance Program (MAP)

Deadline: November 1, 2013

Download the MAP Factsheet: English | French
Downolad the What's New with MAP: English | French

The Museums Assistance Program (MAP) supports heritage institutions and workers in the preservation and presentation of heritage collections. MAP provides financial assistance to Canadian museums and related institutions for activities that:

New this year and funding priorities:

  • NEW under Access to Heritage and Exhibition Circulation Fund: Removal of the out-of-province/territory circulation requirement.

    Support to circulate or host a travelling exhibition originating within the same province or territory is now available with no requirement for interprovincial touring.
  • NEW activity to be supported : Borrowing artefact(s)
    Starting April 1, 2014, support for borrowing artefact(s) from the Canadian Museum of Civilization or the Canadian War Museum for exhibition purposes will be available to museums, including small museums.

Eligible Applicants and Projects
Please refer to the 2014-2015 Museums Assistance Program Guidelines as well as component pages.

Visit the Canadian Heritage website for more information and to apply for more information and to apply.

   

 

 

 

 

Celebrate Ontario 2014 is now open for applications!

Deadline: November 12, 2013 at 5 p.m.

Celebrate Ontario is an annual program that helps festival and events enhance their programs, activities and services. Organizers of festivals and events interested in applying to Celebrate Ontario 2014 must do so using the Grants Ontario web-based application system.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to read the Celebrate Ontario 2014 Application Guide carefully for detailed instructions on how to apply and for information on changes to this year's program.

This year, training sessions are being delivered to assist you in applying to the Celebrate Ontario 2014 program. To register for one of the six English or French sessions, follow this link and you will be asked to enter the training date you prefer using the Doodle.com registration system.

   


 

Upcoming Foundation Funding Opportunities

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) builds healthy and vibrant communities throughout Ontario by strengthening the capacity of the voluntary sector, through investments in a range of community-based initiatives.
The next application deadline is November 1.


Imagine Canada


Grant Connect

 

 


George Weston Limited is calling for applications for the Wonder+ Cares Healthy Active Kids Grant program. The program supports charitable organizations across Canada that are working to increase access to high-quality after-school programming for children in Kindergarten to Grade 8. The next upcoming deadline is October 10.

The PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada Foundation Leadership Grants Program provides funding for professional development opportunities for staff and volunteers who work at small to medium sized registered charitable organizations in Canada.
Applications will be accepted until October 25.

Visit Imagine Canada's Grant Connect for more foundation opportunities.


Member News

Massey Area Museum  

Massey Area Museum welcomes all to the official grand opening!

On September 28, 2013, the Massey Area Museum will celebrate the grand opening of the new fully accessible museum building on Highway 17 from 2 to 5 p.m.

It has taken more than 10 years to realize this dream, and the museum board wants to thank their many supporters, as well as showcase the new home for the many irreplaceable artifacts in the collection. Read more...

For further information regarding this event, or the Massey Area Museum, please contact the museum where you will reach Carolyn Hein, curator, at 705-65-2266, or by email at info@masseyareamuseum.com or Ann Wirta at 705-865-2271.

   
PAMA  

WANTED: A Full-time Job with Benefits / Stable Jobs = Stable Communities

September 14 to October 27, 2013.

A unique exhibition at the Peel Art Gallery, Museum, and Archives (PAMA) examines unstable employment and its effect on people's health, where and how they
live, and the community.

This exhibition with a strong social message features photographs and personal stories shared by individuals and families from Peel who are struggling to make ends meet.

Read the media release... [PDF]

   
CMCC  

Morning Star goes high-tech for 20th anniversary

The Canadian Museum of Civilization is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Dene Suline artist Alex Janvier’s painting Morning Star, with a new interpretive experience that highlights the cultural and artistic significance of this Aboriginal masterpiece, thanks to the renewed support of Ralph and Roz Halbert. The new technology, along with a new viewing area and upcoming restoration work, are three great reasons to discover — or rediscover — Janvier’s spectacular abstract painting on the domed ceiling of the Grand Hall. Read more...

Visit www.civilization.ca/morningstar to discover a wealth of multimedia resources that add context and background information about Morning Star, its history, meaning, and the artist who created it.

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Museum's newspaper collection being archived
September 18th, 2013 - Fort Frances Times
The process is underway to revolutionize how the Fort Frances Museum is able ... removes the newspaper pages of one edition of the Fort Frances Times from a ...

Central Ontario

Central Ontario

Board backtracks on Marine & Rail Museum closure
September 23rd, 2013 - Owen Sound Sun Times
In a surprise move that left some councillors “speechless,” representatives of the Owen Sound Museums Board told council Monday night that it has reversed its ...

Eastern Ontario

Eastern Ontario

War of 1812 history marches on in region
September 22nd, 2013 - Standard Freeholder
“The village here at the Glengarry Pioneer Museum is a perfect site for this. It's a good example of what Upper Canada looked like then.” Mullin said he loves ...

Southern Ontario

Southern Ontario

Cultural pillars celebrate dual 20th anniversaries
September 23rd, 2013 - Orangeville Banner
In the same year the theatre opened its doors, then-county Warden Bob Shirley ... for the Dufferin County Museum and Archives ground-breaking ceremony at its ...

Plans underway to move historic Avro Arrow replica for public show
September 21st, 2013 - CTV News
A replica of the legendary Avro Arrow jet was loaded onto a trailer at Downsview Park Saturday, as the Toronto-based Canadian Air and Space Museum

Southwest Ontario

Southwest Ontario

In Scotland, Bell dogged by health issues
September 20th, 2013 - Brantford Expositor
Every family has its stories. Passed down through the generations as tales told at family gatherings or by grandparents to their grandchildren, they detail who we are and how we came to be…

Sites rich in heritage open their doors
September 18th. 2013 - Paris Star
With 29 sites on this year's Doors Open Brant tour, organizers are hoping for a record-breaking number of visitors.The 11th annual event, which gives visitors a free peek inside buildings...

More...


OMA News

Club Canadien de Toronto luncheon celebrates La journée des Franco-Ontariens et Franco-Ontariennes leading up to the 400th anniversary of Francophone presence in Ontario

On Tuesday, September 24, France's Ambassador to Canada, Philippe Zeller, spoke of a vision for a renewed partnership between France and Canada, in particular French Canada, noting the upcoming 400th anniversary of francophone presence in Ontario to be celebrated in 2015.

The luncheon came a day prior to the official day celebrating Ontario's French speaking population, which marks the anniversary of the Franco-Ontarien flag first raised in Sudbury in 1975.

For more information about the Francophone community and presence in Ontario, visit the Office of Francophone Affairs website - English | French

Club Canadien
Pictured left to right: Emanuele Lepri, OMA Councillor, Director, Bata Shoe Museum; Victoria Dickenson, Director and CEO, McMichael Canadian Art Collection; Philippe Zeller, French Ambassador to Canada; Marie Lalonde, OMA Executive Director; Jean-François Casabonne Masonnave, Consul General of France in Toronto; Yannick Rose, Club Canadien President, Vice President, Insurance Distribution Atlantic, Ontario & Western Canada, National Bank insurance.


Welcome, and welcome back, to our new and renewing members!

Individual | Institutional | Commercial


Job Postings

A few of the job postings currently available at the OMA Website:

Acquisitions and Documentation Officer
Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation - Deadline: October 1st, 2013
http://www.museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6514

Information and Education Officer
Legislative Assembly of Ontario - Deadline: October 1st, 2013
http://www.museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6511

Museum Education Officer
Peterborough Museum & Archives - Deadline: October 10th, 2013
http://www.museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6528

Have a paid or volunteer position to fill? Don't forget to advertise at the OMA Website and reach your audience - http://museumsontario.com/en/66


Contribute to next week's Currently ONmuseums

Currently ONmuseums is published Thursdays. The deadline to submit content is Wednesday noon.

WHAT "HAVE YOU HEARD"? Do you have "people" news that will interest OMA members? Please send it to us for inclusion in the next Currently ONmuseums.

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT YOUR SITE? Share your photos as well as news, invitations, tips, achievements - even challenges - with the OMA, by including it in the next edition of Currently ONmuseums!

Send all contributions to: communications@museumsontario.com


Contact:
Ontario Museum Association
50 Baldwin Street
Toronto, ON M5T 1L4
Phone: 416-348-8672
Toll-free in ON: 1-866-OMA-8672
Fax: 416-348-0438
oma@museumsontario.com
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OMA eNews: MAP 2014-15 Guidelines released - Deadline November 1, 2013
 

OMA eNews Alert
Toronto - September 19, 2013

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2014-2015 Museums Assistance Program (MAP) Guidelines Released - Deadline for applications: November 1, 2013

New this year and funding priorities:

  • NEW under Access to Heritage and Exhibition Circulation Fund: Removal of the out-of-province/territory circulation requirement.

    Support to circulate or host a travelling exhibition originating within the same province or territory is now available with no requirement for interprovincial touring.

  • NEW activity to be supported : Borrowing artefact(s)
    Starting April 1, 2014, support for borrowing artefact(s) from the Canadian Museum of Civilization or the Canadian War Museum for exhibition purposes will be available to museums, including small museums.

Program Funding priorities:

  • History projects related to 2017 anniversary milestones.

  • Development and circulation of exhibitions about key events or figures in Canadian history.

  • Borrowing artefact(s) from the Canadian Museum of Civilization or the Canadian War Museum for exhibition purposes.

2014-2015 - Application Deadlines

Access to Heritage: November 1, 2013
Exhibition Circulation Fund: Applications accepted year-round
Aboriginal Heritage: November 1, 2013
Collections Management: November 1, 2013
Canada-France Agreement: To be confirmed

The Museums Assistance Program (MAP) supports heritage institutions and workers in the preservation and presentation of heritage collections. MAP provides financial assistance to Canadian museums and related institutions for activities that:

  • facilitate Canadians’ access to our heritage;

  • foster the preservation of Canada’s cultural heritage, including the preservation of representative collections of Aboriginal cultural heritage; and

  • foster professional knowledge, skills and practices related to key museum functions.

Eligible Applicants and Projects
Please refer to the 2014-2015 Museums Assistance Program Guidelines as well as component pages.

Visit http://www.pch.gc.ca/eng/1268597502197/1268597587817 for more information and to apply.


Programme d'aide au musées 2014-15 annoncé

Le Programme d'aide aux musées (PAM) appuie les établissements et les travailleurs du patrimoine dans le but de préserver et de présenter des collections patrimoniales. Le PAM offre une aide financière aux musées et aux établissements apparentés canadiens pour des projets visant à :

  • faciliter l'accès des Canadiens et des Canadiennes à notre patrimoine;

  • favoriser la préservation du patrimoine culturel du Canada, notamment la préservation de collections représentatives du patrimoine culturel autochtone;

  • favoriser l'essor des connaissances, des compétences et des pratiques professionnelles liées aux fonctions muséales clés.

Demandeurs et projets admissibles:

Veuillez consulter les Lignes directrices du Programme d'aide aux musées pour 2014-2015 et la page de chacun des volets.

2014-2015 - Dates limites pour présenter une demande:

Accès au patrimoine : 1er novembre 2013
Fonds des expositions itinérantes :Acceptées toute l'année
Patrimoine autochtone :1er novembre 2013
Gestion des collections :1er novembre 2013
Accord Canada-France : À déterminer

Visitez http://www.pch.gc.ca/fra/1268597502197/1268597587817 pour plus de renseignements.


Contact:
Marie Lalonde
Executive Director
Ontario Museum Association
50 Baldwin Street
Toronto, ON M5T 1L4
Phone: 416-348-8672
Toll-free in ON: 1-866-OMA-8672
Fax: 416-348-0438
mlalonde@museumsontario.com
www.museumsontario.com

 

ONmuseums: About Face at Queen's Park + CMC unveils ’namaxsala
 

Toronto - September 19, 2013

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Artist Mary Anne Barkhouse poses in front of 'namaxsala, commissioned artwork now on display at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. Photo credit: ©MCC-CMC, Ryan McCosham

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Advocacy

ArtsAdv  

Forwarding by special arrangement with The Arts Advocate.

The Arts Advocate Report

The latest issue of The Arts Advocate Report keeps you current about policy developments over the summer, people changes including staff in Canadian Heritage Minister Shelly Glover's office, and an updated GDP number for the cultural sector's contribution to the Canadian economy.

One point that the cultural sector will seize is the announcement by Minister Glover that, in 2009, Canada’s cultural GDP stood at $49.9 billion, or 3.4 % of the country’s total.


OMA PD

Governance Training continues!

Governance Workshop in partnership with Kingston Association of Museums, Galleries and Heritage Sites

Friday, N
ovember 22, 2013 at Pump House Steam Museum in Kingston
10:00 a.m. to 3:30p.m.


Free Governance Training
for board and staff members: This workshop will cover the fundamentals of great organizational leadership and strategies to overcome common governance concerns in museums.

Presenter: Carrie Brooks-Joiner, Principal Consultant, Carrie Brooks-Joiner & Associates

Register Now: http://login.icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=672&evt=111&t=432649413

For more information about the museumsuccession project, please check out our website.

"A wealth of ideas!" - Board participant

"I have much clearer ideas on roles, responsibilities and ideas on taking the board forward" - Staff participant

 

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2013 OMA Annual Conference
Culture: Taking Charge | Prise en charge
Nov. 6-8, 2013 | Markham, Ontario | #OMAConf2013
Navigating Governance Leading Change Forging Our Path
Navigating Governance Leading Change Forging Our Path

Register for Conference 2013 by Monday, September 30th and save big!

Join your colleagues from across Ontario in discussing what’s next for our museums at the 2013 OMA Annual Conference!

Based on three streams: Navigating Governance, Leading Change, and Forging Our Path, this year’s Conference features the most participatory and engaging program to date, including:

Download and complete the Conference Registration Form and return to the OMA by fax with credit card information at 416-348-0438, or by email to conference@museumsontario.com. Registrations can also be taken by phone toll-free in Ontario at 1-866-662-8672 or 416-348-8672.

We look forward to seeing you in Markham as we position Ontario museums to take charge of our future!


Other Learning Opportunities

Guide  

Free Guide to Interpretive Writing for Museum Educators

If You Can't See It Don't Say It explores practical ways to provoke visitors to revelations about the works of art in galleries.

Read this guide online now in your current browser or download a printable pdf.

   


ONN


ONCA

 

Reminder: Take the ONN's "Get Ready for the ONCA" Survey by September 30th

The Ontario Nonprofit Network wants to hear about your concerns as you prepare to comply with the ONCA. Please take 5 minutes to complete their survey.

Respondents will be entered into a draw to receive one hour of free legal advice with a charity lawyer. The survey remains open until September 30, 2013, and the winner will be notified in October!

   

ARTS EXPOSED
York Region Arts and Culture Conference
October 4 - 5, 2013
#ArtsExposed2013

Canada Science and Technology Museum Big Stuff Conference
September 25-27, 2013

Interpretation Canada National Conference
October 22-25, 2013


Ontario News

Office of the Lieutenant Governor  

About Face: Celebrated Ontarians Then and Now

Launched on September 18th, the About Face: Celebrated Ontarians Then and Now exhibition housed in the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario's suite features portraits of notable Ontarians.

AboutFace

Attending the launch were Hervé Déry, Acting Librarian and Archivist of Canada, Jennifer Green, Associate Director, Strategic Initiatives, Toronto Arts Foundation, and Marie Lalonde, OMA Executive Director (pictured L to R).

Members of the public are invited to view About Face in person on selected days during tours of the Legislative Assembly at Queen's Park until March 31, 2014. To inquire about tour times, please call 416-325-7500. The exhibition will also be available online soon at arts.lgontario.ca/aboutface


Funding News

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Interesting Funding Opportunity from the US Government

The American Alliance of Museums is currently accepting proposals for the Museums Connect grant program. The Museums Connect grant program strengthens connections and cultural understanding between people in the United States and abroad through innovative year-long projects facilitated by museums.

For further information and deadlines, visit www.aam-us.org/museumsconnect.

 


 

Member News

CMC  

Life-size wolf in canoe sculpture unveiled at the Canadian Museum of Civilization

On September 13th, the Canadian Museum of Civilization unveiled a sculpture of a life-size bronze wolf in a copper canoe, which it commissioned from internationally acclaimed ʹNamgis First Nation artist Mary Anne Barkhouse.

Titled ’namaxsala, which means “to travel in a boat together” in the Kwakwala language, the permanent sculpture is located outside in the lower pond beside the Museum’s Grand Hall. The piece is inspired by a story that the artist learned from her grandfather, Fred Cook, who helped a wolf cross a treacherous stretch of water in a boat. ’namaxsala speaks to Barkhouse’s deep environmental concerns and the need for humankind’s respectful cooperation with the natural world. Read more....

   
Waterloo Region Museum  

Waterloo Region Museum hosting a Forgotten Foods' Symposium

October 26, 2013, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Food is everywhere today and while we can choose from a huge array of unusual food items from both around the world and close to home, we ask: what about the foods of the past? Many foods, recipes, and techniques fell out of favour ... until now! Read more...


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Capreol chugging along with beautification project
September 11th, 2013 - NorthernLife.ca
A $25,000 donation from CN Rail to the Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre will help spread the seeds of “dramatic changes” for Capreol ...

Central Ontario

Central Ontario

Group bringing culture to Aurora
September 16th, 2013 - YorkRegion.com
'Dishes of yesteryear' will be prepared by chefs at the market, the Aurora Historical Society hosts an open house at Hillary, a puppet show, slam poetry...

Denyse Thomasos: The late artist's early years, on display at the ...
September 13th, 2013 - Toronto Star
In the big, square gallery at the MacLaren Art Centre in Barrie, where a sharp, affecting mini-survey of the artist's early works hang, a colossal abstract canvas in ...

Eastern Ontario

Eastern Ontario

Civic, institutional leaders do no one any favours with over ...
September 15th, 2013 - Ottawa Citizen
On Monday night, the leadership of the Canadian Museum of Nature will present the latest proposal for the controversial parking lot on the building's west side.

Southern Ontario

Southern Ontario

Parks Canada and Royal Ontario Museum Formalize Partnership as ...
September 14th, 2013 - DigitalJournal.com
The world's largest BioBlitz was launched today in what will be Canada's first national urban park, with the signing of a new ...

Step back to ancient Egypt in Niagara Falls
September 13th, 2013 - Niagarathisweek.com
Visitors to the Niagara Falls History Museum may not wind up walking like an Egyptian, but when they leave, they'll know more about the ancient culture of the ...

Southwest Ontario

Southwest Ontario

Waterloo Region Museum participates in Ask a Curator Day
September 17th, 2013 - Exchange Morning Post (press release)
WATEROO REGION – The Waterloo Region Museum is participating in Ask a Curator Day – an international initiative that takes place tomorrow, Wednesday, ...

More...


Job Postings

A few of the job postings currently available at the OMA Website:

Communications Coordinator
Museum on Tower Hill - Deadline: September 28th, 2013
http://www.museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6491

Lecturer and Director / Curator
Blackwood Gallery - Deadline: September 30th, 2013
http://www.museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6472

Assistant Preparator & Facility Support
Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery - Deadline: October 18th, 2013
http://www.museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6444

Have a paid or volunteer position to fill? Don't forget to advertise at the OMA Website and reach your audience - http://museumsontario.com/en/66


Contribute to next week's Currently ONmuseums

Currently ONmuseums is published Thursdays. The deadline to submit content is Wednesday noon.

WHAT "HAVE YOU HEARD"? Do you have "people" news that will interest OMA members? Please send it to us for inclusion in the next Currently ONmuseums.

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT YOUR SITE? Share your photos as well as news, invitations, tips, achievements - even challenges - with the OMA, by including it in the next edition of Currently ONmuseums!

Send all contributions to: communications@museumsontario.com


Contact:
Ontario Museum Association
50 Baldwin Street
Toronto, ON M5T 1L4
Phone: 416-348-8672
Toll-free in ON: 1-866-OMA-8672
Fax: 416-348-0438
oma@museumsontario.com
www.museumsontario.com

Connect with the OMA on Facebook Follow the OMA on Twitter See OMA Videos on YouTube Discover Ontario Museums! Download the ON Museums iPhone App

 

 

ONmuseums: Close out Your Summer with Cronenberg and Conference!
 

Toronto - September 12, 2013

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David Cronenberg, Taking TIFF and MOCCA by storm with Evolution and Transformation.

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    - Are You Ready For The LandISlide?
    - Building Our Futures, Preserving Our Past
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2013 OMA Annual Conference
Nov. 6-8, 2013 | Markham, Ontario | #OMAConf2013
Navigating Governance
Leading Change Forging Our Path
Leading Change Forging Our Path

Workshop and Study Tour: Cross-Culture Collaborations [PDF]

Wednesday, November 6 - 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

From Backdrops to Black Star: Preservation in the Arts Community
9:00a.m. to 12:30p.m. at the Ryerson Theatre (350 Victoria Street, Toronto)


What’s in it for you?

  • Caring for and problem-solving with oversized textile artifacts – Hands on!
  • Exploring colour theory for exhibit lighting
  • Learn about photographic preservation

Join workshop leaders Amy Bowring, Director of Collections and Research, Dance Collection Danse and Sholem Dolgoy, Director, Ryerson Theatre School's Production Program at Toronto's Ryerson Theatre to participate in the process of unfolding, hanging, and re-housing a historic theatrical backdrop. Learn about the project, participate, and provide feedback on the process!

The hands-on portion will be followed by a lesson on colour theory for exhibit lighting, and a tour of the Ryerson Image Centre’s Black Star collection of photo journalism.

The David Cronenberg experience – TIFF and MOCCA Exhibitions
1:30 to 3:30p.m. at TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King Street West)


At the TIFF Bell Lightbox, tour Evolution, the most ambitious exhibition ever mounted in North America devoted to the work of iconic Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg. This exhibition is part of the Cronenberg Project, an exciting partnership between TIFF and the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOOCA). Representatives from TIFF and MOCCA will be on hand to answer questions and talk about the project that features a mix of exhibitions, digital extensions, screenings, new artworks, as well as an exhibit curated by Cronenberg himself at MOCCA.

Study Tour: Education Programs Meet the NEW Curriculum [PDF]

Only 2 spaces left!


Wednesday, November 6 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

This year a new curriculum outline for Social Studies, History, and Geography was introduced - with its focus on inquiry-based learning and the value of primary sources, this is great news for museums!

Join us for a day of exploration and discussion around how museums can create curriculum linked programs that teachers will use.

Sessions: TECH TALKS: Case Studies, Questions and Answers [PDF]

Wednesday, November 6 - 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Only $25.00 for Full Conference delegates!

Google+, Hangouts on Air, interactive and mobile experiences, knowledge dissemination tools, and digital preservation. What do these mean for your institution? Help future-proof your organization! Join our group of experts as they steer you through trending technologies and ask questions, get answers, and be inspired!

Download the Conference Registration Form - Early Bird Ends September 30th!

Visit the OMA Website for full program and accommodation details!


Other Learning Opportunities

CCI  

CCI Advanced Professional Development Workshop

Please note the deadline for the registration has been extended to September 22, 2013 for Display Cases – Preservation, Sustainability and Design
November 19 to 22, 2013, Ottawa

Two Workshop Options:

  • Tuesday, November 19, 2013
    One-day Workshop: One-day of lectures on key issues

  • Tuesday, November 19 to Friday, November 22, 2013
    Four-day Workshop: One-day of lectures on key issues plus three days of technical lectures, hands-on exercises, demonstrations, site visits and discussions

Visit the CCI website for more information and to register.


Ontario News

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Culture Days are Only 2 Weeks Away!

Some public relations materials to include in your participation with Culture Days:

Template press releases are now available in the Tips and Tools section of the Culture Days webpage under ‘preparing for the weekend’. There are releases for both activity and community organizers.

The TV commercial is now available. Feel free to use this commercial with your local broadcaster. A broadcast quality version of the commercial is available for download here: http://thedigitalist.ca/CultureDays/

Please share the details of your launches. Let Culture Days know if you would be interested in having CTV talent host at your launch.

If you are securing an official proclamation for Culture Days please send a copy and the date that the proclamation will be official.

Remember to join the conversation on social media. The social media graphic can be downloaded from the Culture Days website and be sure to promote your activities on twitter and facebook and tag Ontario Culture Days and we will retweet and repost: @ONCultureDays @ONfdlc facebook.com/onculturedays

Please address all calls and emails to:
Catherine McLeod
Ontario Culture Days Acting Manager
Phone: 647-258-5079
Email: on@culturedays.ca


Funding News

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Funding Opportunities for Youth Exchanges Canada and Youth Forums Canada

Funding is available to help participate in the Youth Forums Canada component of the Exchanges Canada Program for projects taking place between April 1, 2014 and March 31, 2015.

Youth Forums Canada is providing funding to support youth forums and workshops for Canadian youth generally between the ages of 14 and 25.

Projects promoting history and heritage will be given special consideration in this intake.

History and heritage projects should engage youth in exploring an aspect of Canadian history and heritage (e.g., events, people, places, institutions). As this year continues the countdown to Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017, the Government of Canada has identified a number of nation-building milestones on the road to 2017.

Application deadline: October 1, 2013

For further information, please visit the website or contact via:
Email: exchanges-echanges@pch.gc.ca
Phone: 1-866-811-0055

Your completed application must be postmarked (mailed) or date stamped (emailed) by October 1, 2013. Applications sent after the deadline will not be accepted. Please be advised that one project cannot receive financial support from both the Youth Take Charge and Exchanges Canada programs.

 


Standards deadlines identified by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport:

  • October 31, 2013 – Museums with issues to be addressed in the remaining 8 Standards must complete all work identified in the feedback form and submit supporting documentation to the Ministry. Deadlines for Governance and
    Finance Standards were April 30, 2013 for year-round museums and June 28, 2013 for seasonal museums.

Member News

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David Cronenberg Opens Transformation at MOCCA Announces Evolution at TIFF

Transformation
Beginning in the 1970s and throughout his four-decade career, Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg has explored the increasingly insidious ways in which technologies have infiltrated our lives—through our culture, our bodies, our minds and our souls, transforming what it means to be human.

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Six artists with clear affinities for Cronenberg’s films respond to a specific theme in his work: the yearning in human beings to witness the next stage of human evolution. Read More @ mocca.ca.

Evolution
Cronenberg was on hand at the Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday to announce The Cronenberg Project, a major new installation at the Lightbox that will run from Nov. 1 to Jan. 19. It is also expected to tour other film centres around the world.

TIFF

The cornerstone will be the Lightbox itself, which will showcase photos, clips, sketches, costumes, and props from Cronenberg’s 40-plus years of films, divided into three sections. Who Is My Creator? will cover the director’s earliest works, from his first feature, 1969’s Stereo, to 1983’s Videodrome. Who Am I? goes from The Dead Zone, also from 1983, to 1999’s eXistenZ. Who Are We? looks at films from 2002’s Spider to last year’s Cosmopolis. Read More.

Get an exculsive insider's look into these exhibitions and the collaboration between TIFF and MOCCA for The Cronenberg Project at the Cross Culture Colaborations Tour and Workshop Read More!


Markham Museum

 

 

 

 

The Land|Slide is Coming!

Land|Slide: Possible Futures is a ground-breaking large-scale public art exhibition which responds to a world in transition where the past, present, and future collide. The landscape of Markham will be transformed by the work of over 30 national and international artists to explore themes of multiculturalism, sustainability, and community.

The site-specific artist projects are housed at the 25-acre, open-air Markham Museum from September 21 to October 14, 2013.

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Markham, Ontario is Canada’s fastest growing and most culturally diverse city in one of the most agriculturally rich regions in North America. This, and the Markham Museum’s 80,000 historical artifacts including 30 pioneer buildings from the 1820-1920s, make it a fascinating backdrop for artists to explore some of the most pressing issues facing Canadians today: how to balance ecology and economy, farming and development, history and diversity. Read More.

Don't miss the project's lead and chief curator, Janine Marchessault's opening keynote address at the 2013 OMA Annual Conference.


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Workers Arts & Heritage Centre Presents: Building Our Futures, Preserving Our Pasts

The Workers Arts & Heritage Centre (WAHC) is opening a special exhibition in the Main Gallery on Friday, September 13th at 7p.m.

WAHC in association with Ontario Association of Heritage Professionals and the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals presents Building Our Futures, Preserving Our Pasts: A Celebration of Southern Ontario's Heritage Building Trades.

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This exhibition focuses on and celebrates the stories, lives and skills of some of Southern Ontario's most respected practitioners of heritage building trades and heritage restoration workers.

For more information on this event and others at WAHC, click here.


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Railway Museum Celebrates 25 Years

A 25th Anniversary Celebration event will be held at Elgin County Railway Museum on Saturday, September 14 from 7-10 p.m. Guests are invited to enjoy an evening of railway nostalgia at the Museum including guest speaker Steve Peters, a silent auction, hors d'oeuvres, refreshments, Railway City beer, and historic displays.

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Their goals were to preserve, teach, and display to the public the rich heritage of the railroads and their role in the development of St Thomas and Elgin County. These goals became the organization’s mission that continues today.
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Tickets are $15 each, $25/couple. For tickets call the museum 519-637-6284. Read More.


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Guelph Civic Museums To Bring Back Neighbourhood Spirit Walk

On Saturday, September 14 the Guelph Civic Museum will be hosting the popular Neighbourhood Spirit Walks. Beginning at the museum, the guided walking tours will include encounters with characters who helped shape Guelph’s history. Advanced registration required. Tours begin at 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30 p.m. and last about 90 minutes. The cost is $20 + tax. For more information about events at the Guelph Civic Museum, click here.

To purchase Neighbourhood Spirit Walk tickets online, click here.


More ONmuseums

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Discovery North Bay Receives $80K OTF Grant
September 6th, 2013 - Bay Today
Ontario Trillium Foundation rep Lori Venasse, Heritage North Bay Chair Gordan Rennie and Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli (with the cheque in hand), after ...

Central Ontario

Central Ontario

Museum Expansion Plan Dashed in Spat With Town

September 5th, 2013 - Simcoe.com
The reason, according to board chair Gary French, is a difference of opinion between the board and the Town of Midland as to who owns the building and is therefore responsible for maintenance, including replacing a leaking roof. The proposed lease term ...

Eastern Ontario

Eastern Ontario

Canada's Archives Misses Chance to Buy Rare Maps, Manuscripts at Auction
September 8th, 2013 - CTV News
Given only weeks to get organized, the agency went into overdrive, soliciting funds from the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Canadian Heritage and others to ...

Five Most Interesting and Zany Inventions at the Ottawa Mini-Maker ...
September 1st, 2013 - Ottawa Citizen
Andrew Plumb of ClothBot Designs with his 3D printer at the Ottawa Mini Maker Faire on Sunday at the Canada Science and Technology Museum

Southern Ontario

Southern Ontario

A Project of Cronenbergian Proportions
September 6th, 2013 - Examiner.com
TIFF Bell Lightbox is embarking on their biggest project yet: The Cronenberg Project, a large-scale exhibition revolving around the works of renowned Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg. Appearing…

Canadian Style Icons: Sonja Bata, of the Bata Shoe Museum
September 3rd, 2013 - Huffington Post Canada
The story of Sonja Bata, and the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto is inevitably a story about her family as well, and the story of her late husband, and his shoe ...

Southwest Ontario

Southwest Ontario

Parade Wraps Sunny Buxton Homecoming
September 3rd, 2013 - BlackburnNews.com
Curator of the Buxton National Historic Site and Museum Shannon Prince coordinates the event. She says the community of about 100 people sees roughly ...

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Art and Physics Collide in Covariance under the London Canal ...
September 9th, 2013 - Culture24
Visitors at Covariance, London Canal Museum. Beneath the London Canal Museum lies something quite unexpected. To get to it, visitors will need to don a hard ...

Van Gogh believed to be fake was stored in attic
September 9th, 2013 - Collingwood Enterprise Bulletin
Museum director Axel Rueger described the discovery of a new work by Van Gogh as "a once in a lifetime experience" as the painting was unveiled at a press ...


Job Postings

A few of the job postings currently available at the OMA Website:

Cataloguing Assistant
Red Lake Regional Heritage Center - Deadline: September 27th, 2013
http://museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6496

Director and Chief Executive Officer
Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation - Deadline: September 27th, 2013
http://museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6481

Archivist / Records Manager
Royal Ontario Museum - Deadline: September 27th, 2013
http://museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6471

Have a paid or volunteer position to fill? Don't forget to advertise at the OMA Website and reach your audience - http://museumsontario.com/en/66


Contribute to next week's Currently ONmuseums

Currently ONmuseums is published Thursdays. The deadline to submit content is Wednesday noon.

WHAT "HAVE YOU HEARD"? Do you have "people" news that will interest OMA members? Please send it to us for inclusion in the next Currently ONmuseums.

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  • Cross-Culture Collaborations @ #OMAConf2013
  • PD Opportunities
    - 1 Spot Left in CMS course 'Organization & Management of Museums'
    - Thank You, Thunder Bay!
     
  • Other Learning
    - Hive Toronto - Open for membership applications

    Funding News
    - Aviva Community Fund is Giving Away $1,000,000

     
  • Member News
    - AGO Photography Prize 2013 Shortlist – Meet the Artists!
    - Fundraiser for Lost Homes and Churches in Egypt
    - Museum of Health Care Launches Cool Mobile App
    - You're Invited!
     
  • Job Postings I Have You Heard?

2013 OMA Annual Conference
Culture: Taking Charge | Prise en charge
Nov. 6-8, 2013 | Markham, Ontario | #OMAConf2013
Navigating Governance Leading Change Forging Our Path
Navigating Governance Leading Change Forging Our Path

Pre-Conference Highlight

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - Space is limited, register today!

From Backdrops to Black Star: Preservation in the Arts Community

9:00a.m. to 12:30p.m. at the Ryerson Theatre (350 Victoria Street, Toronto)

In the morning, join workshop leaders Amy Bowring, Director of Collections and Research, Dance Collection Danse and Sholem Dolgoy, Director, Ryerson Theatre School's Production Program at Toronto's Ryerson Theatre as they guide participants through the process of unfolding, hanging, and re-housing a historic theatrical backdrop.



The David Cronenberg experience – TIFF and MOCCA Exhibitions


1:30 to 3:30p.m. at TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King Street West, Toronto)

In the afternoon, learn about the exciting partnership between TIFF and MOCCA on The Cronenberg Project and other exciting collaborations.

For more information about this workshop or to register, Download the registration form

Check out these two other pre-conference PD Opportunities:

Tech Talks

Education Programs Meet the NEW Curriculum

Download the Conference Registration Form - Early Bird Ends September 30th!

Visit the OMA Website for full program and accommodation details!

#OMAConf2013


OMA PD

One Space Left in CMS Organization & Management of Museums

September 16-18, 2013 at the Nepean Museum

This course studies museum management, finances, administration, policies, and procedures. Learn to create and implement policies, and understand their legal implications.

Download the registration form here.

Questions about the Organization & Management of Museums course or the CMS program? Contact Mary Collier, Professional Development Program Manager, pd@museumsontario.com.

Thank You Thunder Bay!

The Thunder Bay Museum played terrific hosts for the Artifacts CMS course last week.

Participants learned all about materials and their properties, got a behind the scenes look at the museum, and explored some of the other wonders that Thunder Bay has to offer, including a visit to the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame, a meet and greet with other Thunder Bay culture professionals, and dinner at the Hoito!

Here are some pictures of the fun:

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(L to R) Marnie White, Donna Goodwin, and Michaela Novotna discuss caring for collections   Thank you to PACART for delivering the Environmental Monitoring Equipment!
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Robin De Cloet measures illumination levels at the Thunder Bay Museum   (L to R) Maureen Hayman, Diane Imrie, Josh Lichty, and Kate Dwyer at the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame
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(L to R) Heather Tichenor, Marnie White, and Greg Kelley completing Artifacts course work.   The class dinner at the Hoito, in Thunder Bay.


Other Learning

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Hive Toronto - Open for Membership Applications

The Mozilla Hive Toronto Learning Network (Hive Toronto) is a community of youth-serving organizations united by the principles of Connected Learning.

Together, Hive members create programs for youth to explore their interests, develop new skills and follow their passions through the integration and application of digital media and technology in adult-supported environments.

Want to join a network of innovative, youth-serving organizations with access to funding for collaborative projects? Complete this application by September 16th.


Funding News

Aviva

 

 

$1,000,000 Aviva Community Fund

Aviva insurance is launching their annual competition to award great local or national ideas to create positive changes in communities across Canada.

The competition opens September 23rd and individual Canadians and Canadian charities are eligible to pitch their strategies for community building.

Voting begins September 30. Find out how to share in the fund.

Click here to download the information kit. [PDF]


Standards deadlines identified by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport:

  • October 31, 2013 – Museums with issues to be addressed in the remaining 8 Standards must complete all work identified in the feedback form and submit supporting documentation to the Ministry. Deadlines for Governance and
    Finance Standards were April 30, 2013 for year-round museums and June 28, 2013 for seasonal museums.

Member News

AGOLOGO  
Aimia | AGO Photography Prize 2013 Shortlist – Meet the Artists!

Four extraordinary international photographers have been selected as finalists for the 2013 Aimia | AGO Photography Prize, Canada’s leading award for contemporary photography and the first major art prize in the world whose winner is chosen entirely by public vote. Voting is now open at AimiaAGOPhotographyPrize.com and, for the first time, on Facebook.

On Thursday, September 12, the AGO is hosting an exclusive opportunity to hear directly from the artists themselves at a special two-part panel discussion. Meet the Artists: Aimia | AGO Photography Prize 2013 Artists & Selectors will feature commentary from all four shortlisted artists: Edgardo Aragón (Mexico), LaToya Ruby Frazier (U.S.A), Chino Otsuka (Japan/U.K) and Erin Shirreff (Canada).

Click here to buy tickets to this exciting event now!


Coptic  

St. Mark’s Coptic Church and Museum Fundraising Weekend

Fundraising weekend for the families who lost their homes and churches that were destroyed during the recent events in Egypt.

The Museum will be open
Friday, September 6: 6.00–10.00p.m.
Saturday,September 7: 10.00a.m– 4:00p.m. and 7:00p.m.-10.00p.m.
Sunday, September 8 :10.00a.m.– 4.00p.m.

The Museum will be launching its recently acquired stamp collection featuring:

  • The history of Egypt’s postal system from the very first stamp that was issued in 1866 to 1953
  • A selection of stunning gold leaf stamps from a Collector’s Catalogue of stamps issued at the British Museum’s “Treasures of Tutankhmun” 1972 exhibition. Each stamp is expertly engraved with one of King Tut’s “treasurers”.

For more information on the St. Mark's Coptic Museum, click here.


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Museum of Health Care Launches Mobile App

On September 19th, the Museum of Health Care will host a free public lecture and reception to mark the launch of their first mobile app, “Transformation of the Kingston General Hospital, 1835-1914.”

Made possible thanks to a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the app has been developed to act as a virtual walking tour or interactive research guide. The app offers a glimpse of the development of the hospital during the 19th and early 20th centuries. With a map of the hospital as a starting point, users can explore each of the original buildings, view archival photos, examine historical artifacts, and hear compelling anecdotes.

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“We are very excited to be joining the ranks of museums that are offering digital tools to engage their audience,” says Museum Curator Dr. Pamela Peacock. “Developing an app was important to us because we have a great local history that we wanted to share with a wide audience. For those living outside of Kingston, the app makes this rich history accessible.” Read More.


NFM  

You're Invited!

The Niagara Falls Museum invites you to join them for the opening reception of their newest exhibit: EGYPT - The Gift of the Nile, on Wednesday, September 11, at 4pm.

EGYPTIf you would like to be a part of this event please R.S.V.P to the museum at 905-358-5082.


More ONmuseums

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Centennial Museum Plans to Save Downtown Murals
September 4th, 2013 - Atikokan Progress
The Centennial Museum is set to replace the first of the downtown mining murals with a durable replica beginning with the mural at Home Hardware (Gorrie St. side). Dutka Signs will create the durable replica using a digital photo of the original to ...

Central Ontario

Central Ontario
Higher Museum Fees Proposed
August 29th, 2013 - Bayshore Broadcasting News Centre
Director of Cultural Services Meighan Wark proposed to councilors a new fee ... Bluffs, and the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre in Southampton.

Discovery Redefines Orangeville Fair Lore
August 28th, 2013 - Orangeville Banner
By sheer luck, Steve Brown, archivist for the Dufferin County Museum and Archives (DCMA), has uncovered proof...

Eastern Ontario

Eastern Ontario

Five Most Interesting and Zany Inventions at the Ottawa Mini-Maker ...
September 1st, 2013 - Ottawa Citizen
Andrew Plumb of ClothBot Designs with his 3D printer at the Ottawa Mini Maker Faire on Sunday at the Canada Science and Technology Museum...

Inuit Artists Prominent in Prestigious International Exhibition
August 23rd, 2013 - Nunatsiaq News
Iluliaq was commissioned as part of the National Gallery of Canada's latest exhibition Sakahán: International Indigenous Art and, over the coming weeks, the ...

Southern Ontario

Southern Ontario

Air and Space Museum Likely in Mississauga by 2015
August 30th, 2013 - Mississauga
Canadian Air & Space Museum officials are planning to move the facility to Mississauga in 2015. Ian McDougall, volunteer chair of the museum, told The News today during an event at the International Centre to help promote Doors Open ...

'Rebranding' in the Works for Toronto City Museums
August 26th, 2013 - Toronto Star
A tender put out by the city on Aug. 14 seeks a contractor to rebrand Toronto's municipal museums, which include Spadina House, Colborne Lodge and Fort ...
Southwest Ontario

Southwest Ontario

Museum Searching for Farm Families for Exhibit
September 2nd, 2013 - Delhi News Record
Judy Livingston, director and curator at the Delhi Tobacco Museum and Heritage Centre looks through photo's in the museum's permanent collection.

Art Gallery Renovates Space for Community Use
August 26th, 2013 - Guelph Mercury
A newly renovated room at the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery strengthens its ties to the community. Formerly a gift shop and ArtBar restaurant, the community ...

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Museum Makes Learning Fun, Helps Stop the 'Summer Slide'
September 2nd, 2013 - CBS News
NEW YORK - As students across the nation head back to school, they should be diving into new material. Instead, many will spend the first few weeks or even months reviewing what they learned the year before, due to what experts call the "summer slide." The ...

Swedish Castle Museum to Recover Missing Rare Astronomical Astrolabe
August 20th, 2013 - Windsor Star
AMSTERDAM - Swedish castle museum to recover missing rare astronomical astrolabe made in ... and will be returned this week, the London-based Art Loss Register says.


Job Postings

A few of the job postings currently available at the OMA Website:

Manager, Art Rental and Sales / Visitor Services
The Ottawa Art Gallery - Deadline: September 9th, 2013
http://www.museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6474

Booking Agent
Science North - Deadline: September 13th, 2013
http://www.museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6473

Curator - Director
Port Dover Harbour Museum- Deadline: September 8th, 2013
http://www.museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6467

Have a paid or volunteer position to fill? Don't forget to advertise at the OMA Website and reach your audience - http://museumsontario.com/en/66


Have You Heard?

EM  

Elizabeth Morningstar is the Development Officer for the Museum of Inuit Art (MIA) in Toronto. She is a recent graduate from the Master of Museum Studies program at the University of Toronto. Her responsibilities include increasing the MIA's donor circle and corporate sponsorships. She is also managing the Membership program. Elizabeth invites you to swing by and say hi!


Contribute to next week's Currently ONmuseums

Currently ONmuseums is published Thursdays. The deadline to submit content is Wednesday noon.

WHAT "HAVE YOU HEARD"? Do you have "people" news that will interest OMA members? Please send it to us for inclusion in the next Currently ONmuseums.

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT YOUR SITE? Share your photos as well as news, invitations, tips, achievements - even challenges - with the OMA, by including it in the next edition of Currently ONmuseums!

Send all contributions to: communications@museumsontario.com


Contact:
Ontario Museum Association
50 Baldwin Street
Toronto, ON M5T 1L4
Phone: 416-348-8672
Toll-free in ON: 1-866-OMA-8672
Fax: 416-348-0438
oma@museumsontario.com
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OMA eNews: Navigating Governance + 3 PD Opportunities @ #OMAConf2013
 

2013 OMA Annual Conference
Culture: Taking Charge | Prise en charge
Nov. 6-8, 2013 | Markham, Ontario | #OMAConf2013
Navigating Governance
 
Leading Change Forging Our Path
Navigating Governance Leading Change Forging Our Path
Register [PDF] | Program | Accommodations | Tradeshow | Support & Promotion | Silent Auction [PDF]
Read this Conference eNews in your browser
September 3, 2013

Program

NAVIGATING GOVERNANCE @ Conference 2013

Vital Museums, engaged community: Role-modelling change through the Kingston Culture Plan
Thursday, November 7 - 2:30 to 3:45 pm

Discover a working role-model of how a city can strategically highlight and mold its cultural heritage to attract local, national, and global tourism. The City of Kingston’s cross-collaborative approach to building sustainable and effective leadership directions for cultural heritage community members has ignited an appreciation and awareness of cultural treasures from across local and extended communities. Read more...

Meet the Presenters:

       

Ann Blake, Managing Director, Kingston Association of Museums, Art Galleries, and Historic Sites, Inc. (KAM)

 

Dr. Terri-Lynn Brennan, Program Coordinator, Community Engagement and Education Division, Cultural Services, City of Kingston

 

Stephanie Earp, Communications Officer, Cultural Services, City of Kingston

 

Tom Riddols, Curator, MacLachlan Woodworking Museum

 

Paul Roberston, City Curator, City of Kingston


Trends in Leadership and Governance at the Municipal level: The Ottawa Heritage and Museum Scene after Five Years of the Museum Sustainability Plan
Friday, November 8 - 2:05 to 3:20 pm

This panel will examine how local community museums can demonstrate good governance and leadership in local heritage with presentations from two heritage service organizations and three community museums in Ottawa. The strong partnership, with consistent funding and support all the way up to the Mayor, has
allowed the museum and heritage sector to build capacity, move forward, and experiment with innovative partnerships, programming, and organizational structures. Read more...

Meet the Presenters:

   

 

JANIK AUBIN-ROBERT
Curator, Muséoparc Vanier Museopark

 

Paulina Abarca-Cantin, Executive Director, Council of Heritage Organizations in Ottawa (CHOO-COPO)

 

Laura Gibbs, Executive Director, Ottawa Museum Network

 

Henriette Riegel, Executive Director, Diefenbunker: Canada's Cold War Museum

 

ISABELLE GEOFFRION
Manager, Watson’s Mill, Inc

 

CLOSING ADDRESS: Janet Carding, Director and CEO, ROM
Friday, November 8 - 3:20 to 4:00 p.m.

The Program Committee is pleased to present Janet Carding as closing speaker for the 2013 OMA Annual Conference!

Join Janet as she reflects on the past 3 years as a museum leader in Ontario, and how the ROM is forging its path towards its 100th Anniversary…and beyond.

Follow the OMA on TwitterFollow Janet on Twitter @janetcarding
 

 

3 PD OPPORTUNITIES @ Conference 2013

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - Register today! Space is limited!

Workshop and Study Tour: Cross-Culture Collaborations [PDF]
Wednesday, November 6 - 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

From Backdrops to Black Star: Preservation in the Arts Community
9:00a.m. to 12:30p.m. at the Ryerson Theatre (350 Victoria Street, Toronto)

In the morning, join workshop leaders Amy Bowring, Director of Collections and Research, Dance Collection Danse and Sholem Dolgoy, Director, Ryerson Theatre School's Production Program at Toronto's Ryerson Theatre as they guide participants through the process of unfolding, hanging and re-housing a historic theatrical backdrop.

The David Cronenberg experience – TIFF and MOCCA Exhibitions
1:30 to 3:30p.m. at TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King Street West)

In the afternoon, learn about the exciting partnership between TIFF and MOCCA on The Cronenberg Project and other exciting collaborations.

Brought to you by:

DCD Ryerson University Ryerson Image CentreMOCCA TIFF


Study Tour: Education Programs Meet the NEW Curriculum [PDF]
Wednesday, November 6 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

This year a new curriculum outline for Social Studies, History and Geography was introduced — with its focus on inquiry-based learning and the value of primary sources, this is great news for museums!

Join us for a day of exploration and discussion around how museums can create curriculum linked programs that teachers will use!

Brought to you by:

Ontario Museum Association


Sessions: TECH TALKS: Case Studies, Questions and Answers [PDF]
Wednesday, November 6 - 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Google+, Hangouts on Air, interactive and mobile experiences, knowledge dissemination tools, and digital preservation. What do these mean for your institution? Help future-proof your organization! Join our group of experts as they steer you through trending technologies and ask questions, get answers and be inspired!

Thank you! Merci!


Visit the OMA Website for the full Conference program and presenter biographies, and return often for updates on Concurrent and Plenary Sessions, Emerging Museum Professionals and Pre-Conference programming!

Download the Conference Registration Form - Early Bird Ends September 30th!

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In Partnership with:

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*Program is subject to change. Please visit the OMA Website for most up to date information.

Accommodations

Perfect for sharing! Every suite has two rooms and wired internet!

The OMA has negotiated a special rate for OMA Conference delegates and tradeshow exhibitors at the Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites, Conference Centre & Spa, where the Tradeshow and all Conference sessions will take place (the Opening Reception will take place at the Varley Art Gallery of Markham and the Awards Reception at the Markham Museum).

Hilton Toronto/Markham Suites

HILTON TORONTO/MARKHAM SUITES, CONFERENCE CENTRE & SPA
t: +1 905 415 7604 I f: +1 905 415 7624
8500 Warden Avenue I Markham ON L6G 1A5 I Canada

Every suite includes two rooms and wired internet - perfect for sharing!

Preferred rate of $129 + taxes and fees until October 6th, 2013
- Click HERE to book online or call toll free 1-800-593-9223
- Code: Ontario Museum Association Annual Conference

Hotel Highlights:

  • An all-suite Toronto hotel with a conference centre and spa, perfect for lounging after a long day of networking and learning with friends and colleagues.

  • eforea Spa offers a quiet sanctuary to relax and rejuvenate

  • 25 minutes to downtown Toronto and Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)

  • One of the largest conference centres in the Greater Toronto area

  • Full-service Club Markham fitness, squash and indoor heated pool

  • See pictures at the Hilton website

Conference support and exhibitor options are still available!
Download the Conference Exhibitor & Support form.

Thank you to the following 2013 Conference partners for their support of Ontario's museum community:

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Want to exhibit at the Conference? Want to support a concurrent or plenary session, a reception, or a break? Contact Pierre Bois at the OMA today: 1-866-OMA-8672 / pierre@museumsontario.com or download the Conference Exhibitor & Support form and show your support for your Association and Ontario's museum sector!

“The OMA Tradeshow is well worth the cost of exhibiting and generates new business every year. It is a well-organized show and a must on our list!”
Pierre Giguère, Director Sales and Marketing -
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Visit the OMA Website for more information about the 2013 Exhibitors and the services and products they offer Ontario's museum community.

 

Contact:

Ontario Museum Association
50 Baldwin Street
Toronto, ON M5T 1L4
Phone: 416-348-8672
Toll-free in ON: 1-866-OMA-8672
Fax: 416-348-0438
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Leading Change @ Conference 2013

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Contemporary Art and The New Museum: Land | Slide

In her opening keynote, Jenine Marchessault will address the upcoming exhibition Land|Slide Possible Futures to be held at the Markham Museum (September-October 2013). Read More.

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Championing Collections Care: A unique experience at the Ontario Science Centre

“Why preserve something if you can just fix it?” In museums, preservation is key. At the Science Centre, the focus is on the hands-on experience. How do these two ideas mesh? Can they? Read More.


Campbell  

Taking Charge of Culture and Taking Risks at Campbell House Museum

At Campbell House Museum, citizens gather to discuss, create and perform in a unique heritage setting. By bringing their talent to this historic house, creative partners help to develop new audiences, build community, and contribute to Toronto's economy. Read More.

Download the Conference Registration Form - Early Bird Ends September 30th!

Visit the OMA Website for full program and accommodation details!

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OMA PD

Certificate in Museum Studies- OMA Bursary 2013

Application Deadline: Friday, August 30th!

Each year the Ontario Museum Association awards a bursary to cover the tuition fee for one course in the Certificate in Museum Studies program.

Have you successfully completed a minimum of five certificate courses by March 31, 2013?

Are you taking a CMS course between April 1, 2013 and March 31, 2014?
You may be eligible to apply for the OMA Certificate in Museum Studies Bursary.

Download the information sheet for application details. [PDF]

Questions? Contact Mary Collier, PD Program Manager at pd@museumsontario.com.


Funding News

 

 Canada
 

Canadian Heritage

 

Commemoration of the Canadian Participation in World War II

The Department of Canadian Heritage will be accepting applications for Community Anniversary projects on September 30, 2013 only for 2014 projects that commemorate the 75th anniversary of locally significant events directly related to the Canadian participation in World War II.

If you would like to submit a Community Anniversary application for such a project on September 30, 2013 please contact the Ontario Regional Program Officer.

For more information, click here.


International News

ICOM  

Hans-Martin Hinz re-elected as ICOM President

Hans-Martin Hinz has been re-elected for a second term as president of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) following a vote at the ICOM conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, last month.

In making his acceptance speech, he said: “In presenting ourselves to the wider public we must continue to increase the awareness of [museum-related] issues and highlight the significance of museums as sites of social encounter.” Read More.


Ontario News

HTO  

You're Invited to the Heritage Toronto Awards and William Kilbourn Memorial Lecture

This premier cultural event combines the annual William Kilbourn Memorial Lecture with an awards ceremony to celebrate outstanding contributions to the promotion and conservation of Toronto's heritage. The evening begins with the exclusive Nominees' Reception and ends with an open reception for all in attendance.

Toronto

This year's awards and lecture will take place on Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 at Koerner Hall in The Royal Conservatory of Music. For more information or to purchase tickets, people can visit www.heritagetoronto.org or call the Royal Conservatory box office at (416) 408-0208.



 Member News

CASM  

Star Wars Exhibit Extended into October

The Canada Aviation and Space Museum is extending its blockbuster run of an exhibit based on the Star Wars movie franchise.

Star Wars Identities opened May 10 and was set to run until September 2.

On Tuesday, the museum announced that it's extending the exhibit's run until October 14 "due to overwhelming demand." Read More.

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CoTHS  

City of Toronto Historic Sites ask WTF?

City of Toronto Historic Sites are making use of a promotional campaign to get Generation Y/Millennials interested in local history.

WTF? (What the 'Fact) is part social media engagement and part traditional advertising promotion aimed at growing a younger audience for the city’s museums.

WTF

The ads encourage viewers to take cellphone pictures and send them in via Facebook with guesses about the artifacts’ identity.

Users who guess correctly will win two free passes to any Toronto museum. Answers will be revealed after the campaign ends Sept. 10. Read More.


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Nine Decades Celebrating Buxton's Roots

The history of Canada's Underground Railroad and slaves finding their freedom has deep roots for many residents in North Buxton.

Past and present residents of Buxton will have the opportunity to celebrate that important heritage during the 90th annual Buxton Homecoming, which will be held from August 30 to September 2.

The event kicks off on the Friday with a U.S./Canadian history and genealogy conference at the museum, with three academic speakers and a panel of students from York University. Read More.


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Nothern Ontario

Nothern Ontario

Women in Song and fundraising
August 21, 2013 - Elliot Lake Standard
Debbie Rivard, Lois Jones and Patty Dunlop perform as Women in Song at a fundraising event for the Timber Village Museum in Blind River.


Central Ontario

Central Ontario

Your Story; Our Heritage
August 25th, 2013 - Bayshore Broadcasting News Centre
The Tom Thompson Art Gallery, the Billy Bishop Home & Museum and Marine and ... For the Tom part of the New Horizons project, she says they want to take ...

Eastern Ontario

Eastern Ontario

Museum of Civilization probing allegations of embezzlement
August 23rd, 2013 - Ottawa Citizen
A view of the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Gatineau, Que., Tuesday, Oct.16, 2012. Federal ministers James Moore and John Baird are to make an announcement regarding the museum later Tuesday

Galleries, museums soldier on as feds tighten purse strings
August 19th, 2013 - Ottawa Business Journal
In recent years, the National Gallery of Canada and the Canadian Museum of Nature have both seen a decrease in their base funding from the federal ...

Southern Ontario

Southern Ontario

Treasure hunt turns up historic finds
August 26th, 2013 - Thorold News
Some kids spend their summer holidays playing Xbox -- but not a group of St. Catharines boys.They spent their summer on real-life treasure hunt...

Photo Essay: Ball's Falls for family autumn hikes and festivals ...
August 26th, 2013 - DigitalJournal.com
Just an hour and ten minutes south of Toronto's city center you can immerse yourself in the natural setting at Ball's Falls Conservation area, near the town of ...

Southwest Ontario

Southwest Ontario

Museums' Strategic Plan
August 25th, 2013 - Blackburn News
Museums Supervisor-Curator Laurie Webb says surveys can be filled out at ... and London, with correspondents stationed throughout Midwestern Ontario.

Local man uncovers lost pieces of Wallaceburg's history
August 20th, 2013 - Chatham Daily News
Miller recently donated his entire collection of local history to the Wallaceburg and District Museum. “I've always had an interest in history, especially local history ...

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Pictures: Looters Shatter Museum of Ancient Egyptian Treasures
August 23rd, 2013 - National Geographic Daily News
CAIRO - Amid the deadly chaos that has erupted in Egypt, the country's cultural heritage took a hit last week when looters ransacked the archaeological museum in the town of Mallawi...

Thefts leave Joburg museum between a rock and hard place
August 20th, 2013 - eNCA
JOHANNESBURG - The Geological Society of South Africa (GSSA) has taken ... earth science meeting at Turbine Hall, a few meters away from Museum Africa in ...


Job Postings

A few of the job postings currently available at the OMA Website:

First Nations Conservation Stewardship
Toronto Zoo - Deadline: September 3rd, 2013
http://www.museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6461

Lead Head, Community Programming
Canada's National Arts Centre - Deadline: September 6th, 2013
http://www.museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6452

Project Coordinator
Museum on Tower Hill - Deadline: September 8th, 2013
http://www.museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6451

Have a paid or volunteer position to fill? Don't forget to advertise at the OMA Website and reach your audience - http://museumsontario.com/en/66


Have You Heard?

Barb  

Curator Calling it a Career

After 31 years at the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre, Barbara Ribey is retiring as Curator on November 1st. Read more...

Thank you Barbara for your service and dedication to Ontario's museum community and all the best in your future endeavours!


Welcome, and welcome back, to our new and renewing members!

Individual | Institutional | Commercial


Contribute to next week's Currently ONmuseums

Currently ONmuseums is published Thursdays. The deadline to submit content is Wednesday noon.

WHAT "HAVE YOU HEARD"? Do you have "people" news that will interest OMA members? Please send it to us for inclusion in the next Currently ONmuseums.

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT YOUR SITE? Share your photos as well as news, invitations, tips, achievements - even challenges - with the OMA, by including it in the next edition of Currently ONmuseums!

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Contact:
Ontario Museum Association
50 Baldwin Street
Toronto, ON M5T 1L4
Phone: 416-348-8672
Toll-free in ON: 1-866-OMA-8672
Fax: 416-348-0438
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ONmuseums: ALL ABOARD! A Boatload of PD Opportunities Await You!
 

Toronto - August 22, 2013

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Huronia Historical Parks officially opened the H.M.S. Tecumseth Centre on Monday, August 19th. Pictured is a replica of the H.M.S. Tecumseth docked at Discovery Harbour.

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    Museums of Mississauga to Host CCI Workshop

     
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The Final Webinar in the Learning Lab Summer Series is Today!

Join us today at lunchtime for a free webinar on the Physical Plant Standard.

Emergency and Disaster Plans and Maintenance Manuals
Thursday, August 22, 2013
12:00 – 1:15pm

Presenter: Bill Nesbitt, Supervisor, Oakville Museum

Register Now:
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Missed a webinar? No problem! Recordings of all previous webinars from the Winter and Summer series are online at the
CMOG Standards Resources
page of the OMA website.

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Certificate in Museum Studies- OMA Bursary 2013

Application Deadline: Friday, August 30th!

Each year the Ontario Museum Association awards a bursary to cover the tuition fee for one course in the Certificate in Museum Studies program.

Have you successfully completed a minimum of five certificate courses by March 31, 2013?

Are you taking a CMS course between April 1, 2013 and March 31, 2014?
You may be eligible to apply for the OMA Certificate in Museum Studies Bursary.

Download the information sheet for application details. [PDF]

Questions? Contact Mary Collier, PD Program Manager at pd@museumsontario.com.


CMS Artifacts course taking Thunder Bay by storm next week!

From August 26th-28th the OMA will be facilitating the Artifacts Certificate in Museum Studies course in beautiful Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Special thanks goes out to the Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) for lending some equipment needed for the course and to PACART for their deliverey assistance..

Thunder Bay meet and greet

Please join us at the Valhalla Inn Lounge in Thunder Bay on Monday, August 26th from 7-9pm for a meet and greet. This will be a great opportunity to network with museum professionals. For full details, click here.

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Devon Giroux, from PACART, delivers Environmental Monitoring Equipment from CCI to the OMA office to be used for the CMS course Artifacts in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
 

Other PD Opportunities

HeritagePreservation  

Registration Open for Three New Free Collections Care Courses

Registration is now open for three new online courses in the Caring for Yesterday’s Treasures—Today series. The series offers free online courses focused on the preservation of archival and historical collections.

Tailored to fit the needs and schedules of staff and volunteers at libraries and archives, each course includes four to six 90-minute, interactive webinars presented by preservation experts.

Registration is free. Simply click here to sign up. If you’ve participated in a previous course, please register with us again.

Course Schedule:
Fundraising for Collections Care – September 23, 25 and October 1, 3 (2-3:30 p.m.)
Caring for Audiovisual Materials – October 16, 21, 23, 28, 30 (2-3:30 p.m.)

The series is a partnership of The Institute of Museum and Library Services, Heritage Preservation, and the American Association for State and Local History.
 


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Museums of Mississauga to host CCI Workshop

The Museums of Mississauga will be hosting a CCI Care of Photographic Materials workshop at Benares Historic House on November 27 & 28, 2013.

The workshop fee is $150.00 per person and includes lunch and snacks. Registration is now open.

To register, please call either Christian at 905-615-4860 x 2047 or Isabel at 905-615-4860 x 2107 with your details and method of payment.

For details on the workshop please see: http://www.cci-icc.gc.ca/pd-dp/workshops-ateliers/pmaterials-psoins-eng.aspx

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Standards deadlines identified by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport:

  • October 31, 2013 – Museums with issues to be addressed in the remaining 8 Standards must complete all work identified in the feedback form and submit supporting documentation to the Ministry. Deadlines for Governance and Finance Standards were April 30, 2013 for year-round museums and June 28, 2013 for seasonal museums.

Member News

DiscoveryHarbour  

H.M.S. Tecumseth Centre Officially Open!

The dynamic H.M.S. Tecumseth Centre opened to the public on Monday, August 19 at Discovery Harbour, offering visitors a chance to see the original 1815 hull of H.M.S. Tecumseth and dynamic themed exhibits surrounding the history of the Penetanguishene Naval Establishment including its relationship to the War of 1812.

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The H.M.S. Tecumseth hull on display.

The original 1815 hull was pulled from Penetanguishene Bay in 1953 but has not had a climate controlled permanent home until now. After stabilization and preparation, the 1815 hull of H.M.S. Tecumseth was carefully moved into its new home at the Discovery Harbour in June. Final exhibits and building details were then completed and installed. The hull move was also documented and can be viewed by visitors on a touchscreen in the new gallery. Read More.

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The H.M.S Tecumseth 124-foot replica at Discovery Harbour.


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The ROM's Game Jam a Great Success

The Royal Ontario Museum hosted its first ever Game Jam on August 9th-11th. During this three-day event, developers created museum themed games and apps to be unveiled on International Archaeology Day in October at the museum.

GameJam

The event was a collaboration between the ROM, the Game Design & Development Club at the UofT, and local gaming festival Gamercamp, it was billed as a way to "animate the exhibits in the museum."

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Gamercamp group shot outside the ROM

Game Jams are one of the many ways museums of Ontario can forge new partnerships and extend their reach into their communities. When speaking about the ROM's Game Jam, Rae Ostman, managing director for the ROM's Ancient Cultures section noted, "I think the thing that I'm most excited about is how collaborative this felt." Ostman added "...in general museums are trying to be a little more participatory and not so one-directional in terms of 'we've got information to give you,' but more like, 'we're a community, let's all have a conversation and learn together.'"


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Nothern Ontario

Nothern Ontario

Groundbreaking Downtown Next Week - You're Invited
August 19th, 2013 - SooToday.com
Marie Historic Sites Board and various project partners, for the official ... Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site, 831 Queen Street East, Sault Ste. Marie.

Museum in Business to Expand Minds
August 16th, 2013 - Timmins Press
The Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre space shuttle was all set to launch from its base in the Urban Park on Friday afternoon. The shuttle was ...

Central Ontario

Central Ontario

Museum, Café Venture Celebrating Grand Opening
August 18th, 2013 - CottageCountryNow.ca
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held the afternoon of Aug 17 to mark the grand opening of both the Muskoka Rails Museum and The Coffee Station coffee shop, located in the train station on Second Street. “It's been getting busier and busier,” said David ...

Eastern Ontario

Eastern Ontario

Goulbourn Museum's Bid Brings War Medals Home
August 15th, 2013 - Ottawa Citizen
The Goulbourn Museum won an eBay auction on Thursday of medals belonging to Clarence Rielly, a former Richmond resident who served in both the First and ...

Anonymous Patron Lends Prized Monet to the National Gallery of Canada ...
August 13th, 2013 - Globe and Mail
A significant painting by French Impressionist master Claude Monet, purchased less than two months ago at auction for almost $10-million, is now hanging at the ...

Southern Ontario

Southern Ontario

Design Exchange Offers Summer Camp in City Building
August 19th, 2013 - Globalnews.ca
For three decades the Design Exchange has led workshops, tours and summer ... Shauna Levy, President of the Design Exchange, said that this museum is all ...

At MOCCA, the Lighter Side of Louise Bourgeois
August 11th, 2013 - Globe and Mail
“Art is a guaranty of sanity,” said Louise Bourgeois – a woman for whom nothing, least of all the materials with which she worked, was lacking in meaning

Southwest Ontario

Southwest Ontario

New Perth County Archives Planned
August 16th, 2013 - BlackburnNews.com
He says the County has approved, in principle, the acquisition and purchase of close to 1 and a half acres next to the Stratford-Perth Museum. The deal has not ...

Song-writing Workshop Open to Teens
August 14th, 2013 - Fort Frances Times
The Friends of the Fort Frances Museum, along with local musician and educator Shannon Darby, are hosting a youth song-writing workshop Sept. 7-8 and are ...

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Ancient Egyptian Beads are Oldest Iron Objects Found
August 20th, 2013 - The Guardian
... and are now among objects at the Petrie Museum, part of University College London, which has a world-renowned Egyptian collection, including quantities of ...

Detroit Museum Seeks Meeting with Auction House
August 15h, 2013 - Danbury News Times
The DIA is considered one of the top art museums in the country and is home to ... on Detroit's Belle Isle island park and a trash can in downtown's Hart Plaza.


OMA News

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Council Nominations

Lead your sector and the OMA!

Are you looking to make a difference in Ontario’s museum sector? Want to help shape the future of the OMA? Interested members are invited to submit names of candidates to fill vacant positions for the Ontario Museum Association (OMA) Council for the 2013-2014 term.

The duties and responsibilities of Council members are legal, ethical, procedural, and are guided by the Association’s strategic plan. Council is responsible for policy direction guiding the affairs of a museum association servicing institutions and individuals across the province through a variety of professional services, programs, and products.

Term of Office is 2 years. Nominees must be individual members of the Ontario Museum Association, and both the nominator and seconder must be members in good standing (individual, institutional or commercial).

Click here to download the nominations form [ PDF ].

The deadline for Council Nominations is Tomorrow, August 23, 2013.

Please fax the completed nominations form, including nominator and seconder information to the attention of the Nominations Committee Chair at fax number (416) 348-0438, or email to mlalonde@museumsontario.com, or mail to:

Nominations Committee Chair 2013
Ontario Museum Association
50 Baldwin Street
Toronto ON
M5T 1L4


Attention students and recent grads! Tomorrow is the final day to submit your 'Forging Ahead' proposals!

Dynamic. Fast-paced. Student driven. Be a part of the Ontario Museum Association's new Forging Ahead: Ideas in Motion session presented by the OMA Emerging Museum Professionals Advisory Committee at the OMA Annual Conference, Culture: Taking Charge, November 6-8, 2013 in Markham.

Change is constant and museums are adapting, how would YOU take museums into the future?


During our Ignite/Pecha Kucha-style sessions we want to hear about...

  • A real-world project that you worked on as part of your studies.
  • One thing could museums do to take charge of their futures.

To be a part of the discussion of the future direction of Ontario museums, SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL HERE, and find out more!

The application deadline is Tomorrow, August 23rd, 2013.

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Download the Conference Registration Form - Early Bird Ends September 30th!

Visit the OMA Website for full program and accommodation details!

#OMAConf2013


Job Postings

A few of the job postings currently available at the OMA Website:

Education Assistant
Fanshawe Pioneer Village - Deadline: August 30th, 2013
http://www.museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6455

Gallery Director
Crescent Hill Gallery - Deadline: September 1st, 2013
http://www.museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6457

Collections Technician
Museum of Health Care at Kingston - Deadline: September 5th, 2013
http://www.museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6430

Have a paid or volunteer position to fill? Don't forget to advertise at the OMA Website and reach your audience - http://museumsontario.com/en/66


Contribute to next week's Currently ONmuseums

Currently ONmuseums is published Thursdays. The deadline to submit content is Wednesday noon.

WHAT "HAVE YOU HEARD"? Do you have "people" news that will interest OMA members? Please send it to us for inclusion in the next Currently ONmuseums.

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT YOUR SITE? Share your photos as well as news, invitations, tips, achievements - even challenges - with the OMA, by including it in the next edition of Currently ONmuseums!

Send all contributions to: communications@museumsontario.com


Contact:
Ontario Museum Association
50 Baldwin Street
Toronto, ON M5T 1L4
Phone: 416-348-8672
Toll-free in ON: 1-866-OMA-8672
Fax: 416-348-0438
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www.museumsontario.com

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ONmuseums: If You LOVE Culture...
 

Toronto - August 15, 2013
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"Legacy" Making a Whale of a Splash With Visitors at the Dufferin County Museum & Archives... 

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OMA PD

The Final Webinar in the Learning Lab Summer Series is Next Week!

Join us for some end-of-summer lunchtime learning with this free webinar on the Physical Plant Standard.

Emergency and Disaster Plans and Maintenance Manuals
Thursday, August 22, 2013
12:00 – 1:15pm

Presenter: Bill Nesbitt, Supervisor, Oakville Museum

Register Now:
http://login.icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=581&evt=LL-Standards8

Missed a webinar? No problem! Recordings of all previous webinars from the Winter and Summer series are online at the
CMOG Standards Resources
page of the OMA website.

 

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--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Standards deadlines identified by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport:

  • October 31, 2013 – Museums with issues to be addressed in the remaining 8 Standards must complete all work identified in the feedback form and submit supporting documentation to the Ministry. Deadlines for Governance and
    Finance Standards were April 30, 2013 for year-round museums and June 28, 2013 for seasonal museums.

National News

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Apply Now For Your 2013 CCI Conservation Treatments

Deadline is October 15th, 2013!

CCI offers conservation treatment services to Canadian museums, archives and historic sites. These include treatments to prevent further deterioration, aid interpretation, or re-establish culturally significant qualities, and can range from minimal stabilization to complete conservation treatments.

Applications for treatment services are reviewed once a year, click here to start your application.

The following types of artifacts will be considered for treatment:

  • Textile
  • Paper (photos, archival materials and books)
  • Archaeological
  • Historic, Cultural, Religious and Aboriginal

While the selection of objects for treatment is always based on CCI's assessment criteria, CCI encourages you to consider submitting requests for objects of particular importance to your communities that may be linked to key milestones in Canada’s history.

For more information, click here.



 

 

CCI Change in Service

CCI is streamlining service delivery and creating a more efficient method of requesting services. Passwords and log-ins are no longer required! As of August 8, 2013, simply select the "Request a Service" from CCI's main web page to access all forms for CCI services.

If you have any questions about this change, please contact CCI Enquiry Services.


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I Love Culture is Back!

You can now start promoting your Culture Days activity using the FREE easy-to-use customizable materials.

These customizable resources are great whether you are planning on participating in Culture Days or not. These resources can help you with:

1. General Promotions
2. Event Specific Promotions
3. Social Media Campaigns

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Advertising Opportunities

OMA members are eligible for some greatly discounted advertising space in the Toronto Star and the Metro News (Ottawa, London, Toronto).

Metro News

The Metro News will be running a 3 day feature encouraging readers to visit cultural destinations leading up to the Culture Days weekend.

Deadlines:
Booking: Tuesday, September 3rd
Materials: Tuesday, September 17th
Publishing: Tuesday, September 24th

On top of non-profit rates that have been negotiated with Culture Days, any members from the Ontario Museum Association will receive an extra 20% discount.

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Click Here for Metro News Overview [PDF]
- Click Here for Rates and Readership Stats [PDF]

Any members interested in learning more about how to get involved in a special Metro section, please contact at Christianne.cruz@metronews.ca or
(416) 443-4386

Toronto Star

The Toronto Star will be running a custom feature series printed over the course of 6 days leading up to the Culture Days weekend.

Deadlines:
Booking: Wednesday, August 21st (for Sept 19-21) &
Friday, August 23rd (for Sept 24-26)
Publishing: September 19, 20, 21 & 24, 25, 26

Through the Culture Days partnership, ads are priced at a significant discount to the retail advertising rate and provide colour at no additional charge.

- Click Here for Toronto Star Overview and Rates [PDF]
- Click Here for Readership Stats [PDF]

To place an ad in the Toronto Star, please contact:
Catherine McLeod
Ontario Culture Days Acting Manager
phone: 647-258-5079
on@culturedays.ca | www.on.culturedays.ca
Toll-Free/Sans frais: 1-800-387-0058 ext/poste 5079


 

Member News

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"Legacy" Making a Splash With Visitors at the Dufferin County Museum & Archives

The Dufferin County Museum & Archives presently has an amazing installation featuring a life-sized skeleton of an orca whale that an Ontario artist has carved out of reclaimed cedar decking.

The installation is called “Legacy” and has a complete story and environmental theme behind it. Legacy has been an absolute hit with visitors, kids love it, and it has been included in educational programs.

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Visit the ‘progress blog’ for a look at how Legacy was made!

Legacy is the expression of artist Ken Hall’s passion for wildlife and the preservation of natural habitat needed to protect our biodiversity. The sculpture addresses issues dealing specifically with clear-cut logging on Canada’s West Coast, and the effect this is having on the resident Killer Whale populations.

For more information on Legacy or how you can bring this sculpture to your museum, click here.


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The Ron Morel Memorial Museum Presents Three-Course Museum "Meal"

Curator, Julie Latimer, has written a piece on the museum's new acquisitions.

The three pieces she has chosen to write about include:

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A Photograph titled "Market Day"   Jean MacPhail's Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal
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A Painting by Internee Paul Jockel, Prisoner #2121 of the Kapuskasing Internment Camp

To read her full article, please click here. [PDF]


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The Dream Life of Teresa Harris

This performance will regale audiences with the traveling tales of Teresa Harris, a Victorian woman raised in London's historic Eldon House, whose adventures in Tibet and beyond made her one of the greatest explorers of her time.

Show Performances
September 8th, 13th, 14th, 15th at 1pm and 3:30

Cost
$25 per person which includes a special tea served at 2:15 between performances

For more information, please click here.


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Council Approves Destination North Proposal
August 12th, 2013 - SooToday.com
Sault Ste. Marie Mayor Debbie Amaroso and eight City Councillors also approved, in a recorded vote, the completion ... Sault Ste. Marie Museum and Algoma University.

Historical Society Reprints Japanese Prisoner of War Cookbook
August 6th, 2013 - Manitoulin Expositor
For the second time, the Central Manitoulin Historical Society is showcasing the remarkable story of Islander Ethel Mulvany at the Mindemoya ...

Central Ontario

Central Ontario

Museum's Duffstuff Portal Includes Profiles of 100 Famous, Infamous
August 8th, 2013 - Orangeville Citizen
It has been a month since the launch of the Dufferin County Museum and Archives (DCMA) online research portal, Duffstuff. According to DCMA curator Wayne ...

Survivorman to Host Beaver Club Gala
August 6th, 2013 - Peterborough Examiner
Survivorman Les Stroud will host this year's Beaver Club Gala, the annual fundraiser for the Canadian Canoe Museum. The gala takes place Oct. 19 at the...

Eastern Ontario

Eastern Ontario

'Mashed Potato' Frame too Ugly for Famous Painting
August 8th, 2013 - Ottawa Citizen
But conservator Stephen Gritt minces no words when describing the frame around the work hanging in the National Gallery of Canada. It's ugly and poorly made, ...

Discovery of 19th Century Document Sheds Light on the Unearthing of ...
August 7th, 2013 - Canada.com
The 13-centimetre-wide, 629-gram circle of brass, repatriated from a U.S. collection in 1989 for $250,000 by the Canadian Museum of Civilization, is widely ...

Southern Ontario

Southern Ontario

Making a Difference at Fire Fighter Museum
August 8th, 2013 - Northumberland Today
The government funding that has allowed Port Hope's Canadian Fire Fighters Museum to hire two knowledgeable and creative collection conservationists for the ...

ROM's Newest Dino Discovery Debuts
August 8th, 2013 - Varsity
If you want to be transported to another time for an afternoon, there is no better place to go than the permanent dinosaur collection at the Royal Ontario Museum ...

Southwest Ontario

Southwest Ontario

Swing on over to Homer Watson House & Gallery's Jungle Jamboree!
August 9th, 2013 - Exchange Morning Post
Are you ready for a wild adventure? From August 24 until August 29, 2013 we will exhibit our anticipated Summer Colours show. This colourful ...

Feedback on Museums Sought for Strategic Plan
August 8th, 2013 - Petrolia Topic
Lambton County is developing a strategic plan for its three museums: the Lambton Heritage Museum near Grand Bend, the Oil Museum of Canada in Oil ...

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Jane Austen Museum Attempts to Match Kelly Clarkson's Ring Bid
August 12th, 2013 - BBC News
A museum has launched a campaign to raise £152,450 to keep a ring once owned by Jane Austen. US singer Kelly Clarkson bought the rare turquoise and gold ring at auction last year, as the Jane Austen's House Museum was unable to raise enough funds.

Railway Dig Unearths London History
August 8th, 2013 - Montreal Gazette
LONDON Jewelry, pieces of ships, medieval ice skates, centuries-old skulls — some fascinating pieces of London's history aren't in museums, but underground.


OMA News

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Lead your sector and the OMA!

Are you looking to make a difference in Ontario’s museum sector? Want to help shape the future of the OMA? Members are invited to submit names of candidates to fill vacant positions for the Ontario Museum Association (OMA) Council for the 2013-2014 term.

The duties and responsibilities of Council members are legal, ethical, procedural and guided by the Association’s strategic plan. Council is responsible for policy direction guiding the affairs of a museum association servicing institutions and individuals across the province through a variety of professional services, programs and products.

Term of Office is 2 years. Nominees must be individual members of the Ontario Museum Association, and both the nominator and seconder must be members in good standing (individual, institutional or commercial).

Click here to download the nominations form [ PDF ].

The deadline for Council Nominations is August 23, 2013.

Please fax the completed nominations form, including nominator and seconder information to the attention of the Nominations Committee Chair at fax number (416) 348-0438, or email to mlalonde@museumsontario.com, or mail to:

Nominations Committee Chair 2013
Ontario Museum Association
50 Baldwin Street
Toronto ON
M5T 1L4

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Download the Conference Registration Form - Early Bird Ends September 30th!

Visit the OMA Website for full program and accommodation details!

#OMAConf2013


Job Postings

A few of the job postings currently available at the OMA Website:

Online Community Coordinator
Diefenbunker: Canada's Cold War Museum - Deadline: August 18th, 2013
http://www.museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6435

Museum Manager
Olde Gaol Museum - Deadline: August 20th, 2013
http://www.museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6438

Collections Relocation Assistant
Fanshawe Pioneer Village - Deadline: August 23rd, 2013
http://www.museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6423

Have a paid or volunteer position to fill? Don't forget to advertise at the OMA Website and reach your audience - http://museumsontario.com/en/66


Contribute to next week's Currently ONmuseums

Currently ONmuseums is published Thursdays. The deadline to submit content is Wednesday noon.

WHAT "HAVE YOU HEARD"? Do you have "people" news that will interest OMA members? Please send it to us for inclusion in the next Currently ONmuseums.

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT YOUR SITE? Share your photos as well as news, invitations, tips, achievements - even challenges - with the OMA, by including it in the next edition of Currently ONmuseums!

Send all contributions to: communications@museumsontario.com


Contact:
Ontario Museum Association
50 Baldwin Street
Toronto, ON M5T 1L4
Phone: 416-348-8672
Toll-free in ON: 1-866-OMA-8672
Fax: 416-348-0438
oma@museumsontario.com
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ONmuseums: SUCCESSful Leadership, SUCCESSful Governance
 

Toronto - August 8, 2013

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Carrie Brooks-Joiner leads a governance workshop with staff and board members at the Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum.
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    - Developing a Disaster Plan? We Can Help, Register Here!

     
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    - Calling All Designers!
    - Taste Wine at a Heritage Property Older Than Canada Itself!
    - Small Heritage Village Makes Big Social Media Impact

     
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The Final Webinar in the Learning Lab Summer Series!

Join us for some end-of-summer lunchtime learning with this FREE webinar on the Physical Plant Standard.

Emergency and Disaster Plans and Maintenance Manuals
Thursday, August 22, 2013
12:00 – 1:15pm

Presenter: Bill Nesbitt, Supervisor, Oakville Museum

Register Now:
http://login.icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=581&evt=LL-Standards8

Missed a webinar? No problem! Recordings of all previous webinars from the Winter and Summer series are online at the
CMOG Standards Resources
page of the OMA website.

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Governance Training SUCCESSfully Delivered to the York-Durham Association of Museums & Archives

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Delegates discuss the fundamentals of great leadership and strategies to overcome common governance concerns.

'This has been really useful and I have much clearer ideas on roles, responsibilities, and ideas on taking the board forward'
- response from participant evaluation form

On Thursday, August 1st, board and staff members of museums came together with the OMA for an engaging governance workshop delivered in partnership with YDAMA at the Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum.

With lots of discussion and a focus on the fundamentals of great organizational leadership and strategies to overcome common governance concerns, these workshops will help to ensure a strong and viable sector.

Governance training will continue at the Canadian Transport Museum and Heritage Village, in Kingsville, Ontario, on Thursday, September 19, 2013, From 9:30am – 3:30pm. If you would like to join this free workshop, click here!

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(From left to right) Stephanie Foley, Amy Barron, Melissa Matt, Carrie Brooks - Joiner, and Laura Drake participate in a round-table discussion on governance.

Want to hold a workshop in your area? Would you or your network be interested in partnering with the OMA to deliver training opportunities in your region in 2014 or 2015? If so, then please contact us to discuss how we can work together.

   

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"Get Ready for the ONCA" Survey - Learn & Win

The Ontario Nonprofit Network wants to hear about your concerns as you prepare to comply with the ONCA. Please take 5 minutes to complete their survey.

As a thank you, respondents will be entered into a draw to receive one hour of free legal advice with a charity lawyer. The survey remains open until September 30, 2013, and the winner will be notified in October!


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Recently Released: Non-Profit/Charitable Sector Monitor Report

The Sector Monitor survey program was launched to regularly monitor the state of charities across the country and their ability to deliver their missions.

The goal of the Sector Monitor program is to provide relevant and timely information on the issues facing charities and non-for-profits to the sector itself and to various sector stakeholders.

Responses to the most recent edition of the Sector Monitor indicate:

  • A renewed confidence among charity leaders amid the trend of continued financial pressures.

     
  • Levels of human and financial resources appear to have remained constant.

     
  • Confidence in the future varies with organizational stress and predicted capacity to deliver on mission.

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Standards deadlines identified by the Ministry at Conference:

  • October 31, 2013 – Museums with issues to be addressed in the remaining 8 Standards must complete all work identified in the feedback form and submit supporting documentation to the Ministry. Deadlines for Governance and
    Finance Standards were April 30, 2013 for year-round museums and June 28, 2013 for seasonal museums.

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RBC Emerging Designer Competition

The Design Exchange (DX) has launched a national initiative that seeks to provide a platform for up-and-coming Canadian designers.

The inaugural Emerging Designer Competition is open to all Canadian designers of all disciplines (interior design, architecture, industrial design, fashion, digital media, interactive design and more) who have worked up to five years in the field.

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The winning designer will receive a monetary prize of $10,000 and an exclusive opportunity to exhibit their work in an exhibition at the Design Exchange in January 2014.

The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2013. For full competition details, please click here [PDF]


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Watson`s Mill Wine Tasting

Watson`s Mill will be hosting a fun-filled evening of great wines, fabulous appetizers and live music this Friday, August 9, from 7 to 10 pm.

Cost is $35 per person and all proceeds will be in support of the Mill. Cheers!

For more information on this and other events at the Mill, click here.

"Wine is sunlight held together by water."
- Galileo Gallilei


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Building Stories App and Website Feature Doon Heritage Village

Doon Heritage Village has been added as a new feature tour on the Building Stories smart phone application and website. Building Stories is a website and mobile application that enables Canadians to participate in identifying important community heritage assets.

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Doon Heritage Village

The site can be accessed at www.buildingstories.co and a free mobile application is available for Android, iPhone and BlackBerry Touch phones.


OMA News

Download the Conference Registration Form - Early Bird Ends September 30th!

Visit the OMA Website for full program and accommodation details!

#OMAConf2013


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Kids Having a Blast at Museum
July 31st, 2013 - Timmins Press
Maija McCord, left, and Kendra Shortt were at the Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre Wednesday where they designed their own rockets that popped....

Central Ontario

Central Ontario

Day of Family Fun at the Lucknow Branch Library
August 6th, 2013 - Lucknow Sentinel
The Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre is showcasing its new display, The General Store, and the program they've put together is fun, interactive and ...

Art Comes to the Sifton-Cook Centre
July 30th, 2013 - Northumberland Today
The Pine Ridge Art Association and the Cobourg Museum Foundation are getting together to bring art to the Sifton-Cook Heritage Centre in a...

Eastern Ontario

Eastern Ontario

Science Museum no Longer Looking For New Location
August 2nd, 2013 - Ottawa Citizen
The Museum of Science and Technology will mark a bittersweet milestone in the next few days.

Megafauna: Giant Camel Remains Found in High Arctic
August 1st, 2013 - Stabley Times
... a research team led by the Canadian Museum of Nature has identified another ... identified the first evidence for an extinct giant camel in Canada's High Arctic, ....

Southern Ontario

Southern Ontario

Canal Days Visitors Take Trip Back in Time
August 2nd, 2013 - Welland Tribune
... the Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum for the past 35 years during ... held in 1997 as a celebration for the 170th anniversary of the Welland Canal.

Hamilton Historian Investigates Classic Canadian Ghost Story
July 31st, 2013 - CBC.ca
The story is part of local lore, said Brock Gerrard. He's the manager/curator of the Wallaceburg and District Museum, which has a room dedicated to the Baldoon ...

Southwest Ontario

Southwest Ontario

Gallery Lands Prestigious Exhibition
August 2nd, 2013 - BlackburnNews.com
Lambton County's Gallery has been selected as one of the locations on the North American tour of Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.

A Cry Heard Far and Wide
July 30th, 2013 - West Lorne Chronicle
Dave Phillips, Elgin county's Town Crier, reads a cry written by Angela Bobier, right, cultural manager of the Backus-Page House Museum. Bobier won a contest ...

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Job Postings

A few of the job postings currently available at the OMA Website:

Operations Manager
Images Festival - Deadline: August 9th, 2013
http://www.museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6392

Exhibition Development and Marketing Intern
Discovery North Bay Museum - Deadline: August 12th, 2013
http://www.museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6414

Special Events Coordinator
McMichael Canadian Art Collection - Deadline: August 16th, 2013
http://www.museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6406

Have a paid or volunteer position to fill? Looking for a Young Canada Works summer student or intern? Don't forget to advertise at the OMA Website and reach your audience - http://museumsontario.com/en/66


Contribute to next week's Currently ONmuseums

Currently ONmuseums is published Thursdays. The deadline to submit content is Wednesday noon.

WHAT "HAVE YOU HEARD"? Do you have "people" news that will interest OMA members? Please send it to us for inclusion in the next Currently ONmuseums.

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT YOUR SITE? Share your photos as well as news, invitations, tips, achievements - even challenges - with the OMA, by including it in the next edition of Currently ONmuseums!

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Contact:
Ontario Museum Association
50 Baldwin Street
Toronto, ON M5T 1L4
Phone: 416-348-8672
Toll-free in ON: 1-866-OMA-8672
Fax: 416-348-0438
oma@museumsontario.com
www.museumsontario.com

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ONmuseums: Canadian Museum of History Plans Revealed
 

Toronto - August 1, 2013

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PD Opportunities
- Thanks For a Great Summer!
- Strengthening Governance in Ontario Museums Continues

 

Member News
- Are You a Colonel By Day or Night?
- Canadian Museum of History Plans Revealed


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Thank you for a GREAT start to summer in The Learning Lab!

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Conservation 2.0 with Fiona Graham   Deacessioning with Richard Gerrard, MTCS Heritage Advisors and OMA Secretariat

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What Difference Did That Exhibit Make? with Cathy Blackbourn and M. Christine Castle (R)
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Accessibility in Exhibits with Dave Hollands, MTCS Heritage Advisors and OMA Secretariat   Deaccessioning with Richard Gerrard

The OMA would like to thank the over 540 heritage workers and volunteers who participated in The Learning Lab: Summer Series. Special thanks to the presenters and the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport in sharing their knowledge and expertise for the betterment of the heritage sector. Please join us in the coming weeks for the final Learning Lab of the summer with Emergency and Disaster Plans and Maintenance Manuals, and stay tuned for more webinars coming this fall!

The Summer Series wraps up in August with:

PHYSICAL PLANT STANDARD

Emergency and Disaster Plans and Maintenance Manuals
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Presenter: Bill Nesbitt, Supervisor, Oakville Museum
Register Now:
http://login.icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=581&evt=LL-Standards8

Missed a webinar? No problem! All previous webinars are online at the
CMOG Standards Resources
page of the OMA website.

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Advanced Professional Development Workshop - Early Bird Deadline Extended

CCI has extended the deadline for early bird registration until August 23, 2013 for its Display Case workshop to be held from November 19 to 22, 2013, in Ottawa.

Sign up now and save $100 in registration fees by clicking the link below.


Display Cases - Preservation, Sustainability and Design


Governance training continues in partnership with the South Western Ontario Heritage Council (SWOHC)

Thursday, September 19, 2013 at the Canadian Transport Museum and Heritage Village, Kingsville, Ontario. From 9:30am – 3:30pm

Free Governance Training: This workshop will cover the fundamentals of great organizational leadership and strategies to overcome common governance concerns in museums.

Presenter: Carrie Brooks-Joiner, Principal Consultant, Carrie Brooks-Joiner & Associates

Register Now:
http://login.icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=665&evt=GTW02

Want to hold a workshop in your area? Would you or your network be interested in partnering with the OMA to deliver training opportunities in your region in 2014 or 2015? If so, then please contact us to discuss how we can work together.

 

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Standards deadlines identified by the Ministry at Conference:

  • October 31, 2013 – Museums with issues to be addressed in the remaining 8 Standards must complete all work identified in the feedback form and submit supporting documentation to the Ministry. Deadlines for Governance and
    Finance Standards were April 30, 2013 for year-round museums and June 28, 2013 for seasonal museums.

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Colonel By Day + Night 2013 is Coming August 5th!

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On Monday, August 5th, 2013, CHOO/COPO will present the 18th Annual Colonel By Day celebrations from 11:00am - 4:00pm at the Ottawa Locks, between Parliament and the Château Laurier. This event commemorates the birthday, life and times of Royal Engineer and Lieutenant-Colonel John By and over 10,000 builders of the Rideau Canal. Colonel By Day is a FREE event! Visitors can enjoy presentations by archaeologists, historians, artisans, craftspeople, tradespeople and FREE admission to the BYTOWN MUSEUM all day! Click here for more details.

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Colonel By Night
This year, CHOO/COPO is pioneering a new tradition: Colonel By Night! The event will feature two bilingual Heritage Talks, a Silent Auction and evening festivities from 7:00 – 10:00 PM. Attendees will also have the opportunity to enjoy food, refreshments and music under the stars. Admission to Colonel By Night is $5.00 for adults and $15.00 for families. Click here for more details.

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Canadian Sculpture Centre 14th Annual Juried Emerging Sculptors Exhibition

The Sculptors Society of Canada cordially invites you to the Opening Reception followed by an Awards Presentation, August 15th, at 6:30pm.

The sculptures will be on display until September 6th, 2013 at the Canadian Sculpture Centre, 500 Church Street, Toronto, Ontario.

For news on other events and shows, check out the Bulletin Board.


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Now at the Thunder Bay Museum: What Lies Beneath, Canadian Shipwrecks of Lake Superior

This new exhibit tells the largely undocumented stories of many of the ships that wrecked in Canadian waters-liners, war ships, freighters, ghost ships, yachts, fishing boats and tugs.

The exhibit can be seen at the Thunder Bay Museum until November 10th, 2013.

Click here to see a sample of an exhibit panel [PDF]

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"Lake Superior seldom gives up her dead."
- Captain Neal, SS Myron


CMC   Canadian Museum of History Plans Revealed

Directors, Curators and Historians from the Canadian Museum of Civilization and Canadian War Museum have released a new Research Strategy that gives the public a better idea of what the new Canadian Museum of History will have inside.

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The Research Strategy identifies three areas of concentration:

  1. Meaning and Memory
    This theme has a distinctly contemporary focus. It examines events and ideas that have shaped Canada and Canadians since the early twentieth century, and how these and older issues are examined or commemorated.

     
  2. First Peoples
    This theme recognizes the centrality of First Peoples to Canada's past, present, and future, and promises to broaden and deepen research in this area.

     
  3. Compromise and Conflict
    This theme explores Canadians moving, managing, or mobilizing in response to change, upheaval, or opportunity.

Read the CBC article


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Visit the OMA Website for full program and accommodation details!

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Camps set for blast off
July 26th, 2013 - Timmins Press
The Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre has a whole lot in store for ... The museum will host two separate youth learning workshops throughout the...

Council supports art gallery's waterfront plans
July 23rd, 2013 - TbNewsWatch.com
The Thunder Bay Art Gallery has been looking for a new home since 2010 as it ... It's looking to build a 36,000 square foot gallery on the waterfront, estimated to ...

Central Ontario

Central Ontario

Chronicling Dufferin's Heroes and Villains
July 27th, 2013 - Orangeville Banner
Harry Westwood Cooper was an international con artist, bigamist and a resident of Dufferin County. ... Laura Camilleri, assistant archivist at the Dufferin County Museum and Archives.

Meaford Museum Drawing More Visitors
July 26th, 2013 - BlackburnNews.com
Still, Pam Woolner would like to find out what visitors like about the museum – and what they would like to see changed – to make their visit more enjoyable.

Eastern Ontario

Eastern Ontario

Flugtag Competitors Take to the Skies, Flop to the River
July 27th, 2013 - Ottawa Citizen
Homemade flying machines took to the sky outside of the Canadian Museum of Civilization Saturday in Red Bull's annual flugtag event.

Old Town Hall in Delta Celebrates Renovations With Grand Opening...
July 25th, 2013 - EMC St. Lawrence
The Old Stone Mill National Historic Site and the Old Town Hall are "owned and operated by the non-profit organization, The Delta Mill Society," according to the...

Southern Ontario

Southern Ontario

TTC Tries to Get Name Right on Pioneer Village Station
July 24th, 2013 - Toronto Star
But lengthening the name to Black Creek Pioneer Village would extend the steel letters so they would wrap halfway round the entrance and, above the door...

Hamilton Children's Museum Closed Over 'Structural Concerns'
July 23rd, 2013 - CBC.ca
The city is temporarily closing the Hamilton Children's Museum to fix “structural concerns” with the building. An engineering firm has inspected the building and...

Southwest Ontario

Southwest Ontario

Fashion History Museum Opens in Cambridge
July 22nd, 2013 - Exchange Morning Post
The Fashion History Museum announced it will be opening to the public on Saturday July 27, 2013. The museum's three galleries will be located in...

The Tall Ships Need You
July 20th, 2013 - Windsor Star
Windsor's Community Museum needs volunteers for the Coastal Trails to See Tall Ships Festival, Aug. 30 to Sept. 1. Windsor, Amherstburg, Kingsville and Pelee Island are welcoming the tall ships for the four-day, four-port festival. Volunteers can serve...

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Job Postings

A few of the job postings currently available at the OMA Website:

Project Manager
Art Gallery of Ontario - Deadline: August 5th, 2013
http://www.museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6384

Administrative Coordinator
Canada Council for the Arts - Deadline: August 7th, 2013
http://www.museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6388

Museum Interpreter
The City of Mississauga - Deadline: August 8th, 2013
http://www.museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6396

Have a paid or volunteer position to fill? Looking for a Young Canada Works summer student or intern? Don't forget to advertise at the OMA Website and reach your audience - http://museumsontario.com/en/66


Contribute to next week's Currently ONmuseums

Currently ONmuseums is published Thursdays. The deadline to submit content is Wednesday noon.

WHAT "HAVE YOU HEARD"? Do you have "people" news that will interest OMA members? Please send it to us for inclusion in the next Currently ONmuseums.

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT YOUR SITE? Share your photos as well as news, invitations, tips, achievements - even challenges - with the OMA, by including it in the next edition of Currently ONmuseums!

Send all contributions to: communications@museumsontario.com


Contact:
Ontario Museum Association
50 Baldwin Street
Toronto, ON M5T 1L4
Phone: 416-348-8672
Toll-free in ON: 1-866-OMA-8672
Fax: 416-348-0438
oma@museumsontario.com
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Toronto - July 25, 2013

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SmudgingCeremony
Gene Petonoquot, of Saugeen First Nation, demonstrates a traditional smudging ceremony to commemorate the start of the First Nation Interpretive Program at the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre. Read more...

  • PD Opportunities - Standards Support
    - Can your exhibits be accessed by all?
     
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    Cultural Development Fund Now Accepting Applications
     
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    Reminders:
    - LAST DAY to Apply for the EMP Advisory Committee
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    - Free Governance Training Workshop One Week Away
     
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OMA PD

The Learning Lab Summer Series continues today!

Grab your sandwich and join the OMA and the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (MTCS) for these free lunch-time webinars to assist museums in meeting the Exhibition and Physical Plant Standards for Museums in Ontario.

EXHIBITION STANDARD

TODAY!
Accessibility in Exhibits
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Presenter: Dave Hollands, Head of Creative, Royal Ontario Museum
Register Now:
login.icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=647&evt=LL-Standards11

Webinars continue in August with:

PHYSICAL PLANT STANDARD

Emergency and Disaster Plans and Maintenance Manuals
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Presenter: Bill Nesbitt, Supervisor, Oakville Museum
Register Now:
http://login.icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=581&evt=LL-Standards8

Missed a webinar? No problem! All previous webinars are online at the
CMOG Standards Resources
page of the OMA website.

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Standards deadlines identified by the Ministry at Conference:

  • October 31, 2013 – Museums with issues to be addressed in the remaining 8 Standards must complete all work identified in the feedback form and submit supporting documentation to the Ministry. Deadlines for Governance and
    Finance Standards were April 30, 2013 for year-round museums and June 28, 2013 for seasonal museums.

Other Learning Opportunities

SocialNetworks

10 Surprising Social Media Statistics That Might Make You Rethink Your Social Strategy

If you’re managing social media for your institution, it might be useful to know about some of the most surprising social media statistics this year.

For example, did you know every second 2 new members join LinkedIn? Or that the fastest growing demographic on Facebook are adults aged 45-54.

Here are ten stats that might make you rethink the way you’re approaching social media.

“We don’t have a choice on whether we DO social media, the question is how well we DO it.”
– Erik Qualman, Author of Socialnomics
, Digital Leader and Crisis.


Funding News

Ontario

Culture Development Fund Now Open
Deadline: Friday, September 6th, 2013

The Culture Development Fund seeks to strengthen cultural organizations and their leadership, helping them to increase their knowledge and skills. This will help organizations become better at what they do and more successful in achieving their mandates. Increased performance through new and innovative projects will build the capacity of the sector, leading to a stronger and more stable culture sector.

The program priorities are to:
• Develop stronger boards and advisory committees
• Create more effective collaborations and partnerships
• Improve planning, financial and digital capabilities
• Make strategic use of emerging new media and social media

2013-14 Program Guidelines

Sample Application

If you are interested and would like to schedule a consultation, please contact your local Regional Services Branch.

Member News

CWM


 

The Canadian Museum of Civilization and Canadian War Museum Share Exhibitions About our History With People Across the Country

This summer and fall, 11 of the Canadian Museum of Civilization’s and Canadian War Museum’s popular traveling exhibitions will be on the road, presented in 15 venues in five provinces. Click here to find out more.

 


 

 
PCM  

Charity Auction for a Trip on the Saginaw

Lower Lakes Towing Ltd. has donated a trip for two people on the Saginaw, proceeds will support the Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum.

Departure port and dates will be coordinated with the highest bidder. This trip is a once-in-a-life-time opportunity!

Auction ends August 5th at 5 p.m. Click here for more details!

   

GCM

AVRO

 

Last Chance to See The Avro Arrow: A Dream Denied Exhibit at Guelph Civic Museum

This traveling exhibit from the West Parry Sound District Museum tells the remarkable story of the rise and fall of two of Canada's greatest technological achievements: the Avro Arrow and Iroquois engine. Guelph Civic Museum will be showing this exhibit until Sunday, July 28th. For more information about this exhibit, click here.

 

 

 
 

ROM Game Jam to Breathe New Digital Life into Ancient Cultures

The Royal Ontario Museum is partnering with the University of Toronto and video game festival Gamercamp on a new project that aims to breathe new life into the ancient through interactive technology.

Over the weekend of August 9 to 11, the ROM Game Jam is opening its doors to game developer teams and, over three days, the groups will be tasked with creating a new title while inside the museum, using its exhibits on ancient cultures as inspiration. Read more...


OMA News

OMA Annual Conference registration is now open!

Download the Conference Registration Form - Early Bird Ends September 30th!

Visit the OMA Website for full program and accommodation details!

#OMAConf2013

Thank you to this year's Conference partners!

Markham Museum   Markham
     
 
     
 
     
     
 
     

Want to exhibit at the Conference? Want to support a concurrent or plenary session, a reception, or a break? Contact the OMA or download the Conference Exhibitor & Support form today and show your support for your Association and Ontario's museum sector!

“The OMA Tradeshow is well worth the cost of exhibiting and generates new business every year. It is a well-organized show and a must on our list!”
Pierre Giguère, Director Sales and Marketing -
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Nothern Ontario

Nothern Ontario

Gallery hopping into art history
July 18th, 2013 - The North Bay Nugget
The hops attract people who have never set foot in a gallery and are turning the event into a social experience to the backdrop of North Bay's art scene. That's one reason Naomi Rupke wanted to take part. She's curator of the Discovery North Bay Museum...

Tall ships are coming
July 18th, 2013 - Sault Star
... at Fort St. Joseph at 8:00 am and continues at the Ermatinger/ Clergue National Historic Site from 9:30 am to 3 pm The ships will enter the Sault Ste.

Central Ontario

Central Ontario

Long Road Ahead to Save Museum
July 22nd, 2013 - Bayshore Broadcasting News Centre
A group hoping to keep the Owen Sound Marine and Rail Museum open on the waterfront is moving forward in putting together a business proposal for city ...

Bruce Power supports First Nations program at Bruce County Museum
July 16th, 2013
Bruce Power sponsored this event for $11,250. For the month of July and August, visitors of the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre in Southampton are...

Eastern Ontario

Eastern Ontario

An appreciation: What made Alex Colville's work so unique?
July 17th, 2013 - Globe and Mail
Here, Charlie Hill, curator of Canadian Art at the National Gallery of Canada, talks about Colville and his art. What made Alex Colville's work so unique? I think the emotion, the rigour, the intellectual consistency. I mean, just look from the ...

A Life and Legacy in Textiles at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum
July 16th, 2013
She left her family not only a legacy of love and caring, but also a rich body of work that will be shared with the public at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum ...

Southern Ontario

Southern Ontario

One Year Later: Renovated Falls history museum a hit with visitors
July 19th, 2013 - Niagara Falls Review
Its roots go back to 1961 when the museum was operated by a volunteer citizens group known as the Niagara Falls Historical Museum Society. In 1962 they transferred ownership of the museum's collection to the City of Niagara Falls, which appointed a...

TIFF's economic impact reaches $189 million, study says
July 18th, 2013 - Toronto Star
It also says 27,434 out-of-town visitors came to Toronto for TIFF in 2012, including 4,200 people from the film industry. A quarter of those visitors came from the United States, with 10 per cent visiting from other provinces and 2 per cent from other...

Southwest Ontario

Southwest Ontario

John McCrae was a man of letters — and the letter show he was a ...
July 18th, 2013 - Guelph Mercury
Bev Dietrich, curator of Guelph Museums, gave a talk Wednesday afternoon ... high tea plus admission to both the Guelph Civic Museum and McCrae House

Capturing fleeting moments
July 17th, 2013 - Brantford Expositor
"At the Edge of a Shadow" at the Brant Museum and Archives until Sept. .... in Association with the Wellington County Museum and Archives ) Vandepolder

More...


Job Postings

A few of the job postings currently available at the OMA Website:

Manager, Membership Development
Canadian Museum Association - Deadline: July 25th, 2013
http://www.museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6346

Associate Curator of Modern Art
Art Gallery of Ontario- Deadline: July 28th, 2013
http://www.museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6385

Advisor, Products and Sales
Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation - Deadline: August 16th, 2013
http://www.museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6378

Curator
Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston - Deadline: August 31st, 2013
http://www.museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6375

Have a paid or volunteer position to fill? Looking for a Young Canada Works summer student or intern? Don't forget to advertise at the OMA Website and reach your audience - http://museumsontario.com/en/66

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Have Your Heard?

NickSottile

Nick Sottile is the new Chief Administrative Officer at the Thunder Bay Museum. Nick, a Masters of History candidate at Lakehead University, replaced Mark Tilbury who has moved onto a new position at Lakehead University.

Nick was previously the manager of publicity and marketing for Magnus Theatre and has also worked in education and graphic design. His experience should greatly benefit the Museum's operations.


Contribute to next week's Currently ONmuseums

Currently ONmuseums is published Thursdays. The deadline to submit content is Wednesday noon.

WHAT "HAVE YOU HEARD"? Do you have "people" news that will interest OMA members? Please send it to us for inclusion in the next Currently ONmuseums.

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT YOUR SITE? Share your photos as well as news, invitations, tips, achievements - even challenges - with the OMA, by including it in the next edition of Currently ONmuseums!

Send all contributions to: communications@museumsontario.com


Contact:
Ontario Museum Association
50 Baldwin Street
Toronto, ON M5T 1L4
Phone: 416-348-8672
Toll-free in ON: 1-866-OMA-8672
Fax: 416-348-0438
oma@museumsontario.com
www.museumsontario.com

Connect with the OMA on Facebook Follow the OMA on Twitter See OMA Videos on YouTube Discover Ontario Museums! Download the ON Museums iPhone App

 

ONmuseums: Get Ready to Take Charge!
 

2013 OMA Annual Conference

Nov. 6-8 | Marhkham, ON | #OMAConf2013

Registration opens next week!
 


Singer Stephanie Roth leads guests in the singing of O' Canada at the Opening Ceremony for HMCS Ojibwa.

  • PD Opportunities - Standards Support
    - What Difference Did That Exhibit Make? Find out in today's webinar!
    - Strengthening Governance in Ontario museums
    - Awards of Excellence nominations close tomorrow
     
  • Funding News
    Program guidelines now available for Culture Development Fund
     
  • Member News

     
  • OMA News
    - 2013-2014 OMA Council Nominations now open
    -
    2013 Conference registration opens next week
     
  • Job Postings | Have You Heard?

OMA PD

The Learning Lab Summer Series continues today!

Grab your sandwich and join the OMA and the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (MTCS) for these free lunch-time webinars to assist museums in meeting the Exhibition Standard for Community Museums in Ontario.

EXHIBITION STANDARD

TODAY!
What Difference Did That Exhibit Make? Using outcomes-based planning and evaluation to design and measure the success of museum exhibitions.
Presenter: M. Christine Castle
Register Now:
http://login.icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=606&evt=LL-Standards10

The webinars continue next week with:

Accessibility in Exhibits
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Presenter: Dave Hollands, Royal Ontario Museum
Register Now:
login.icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=647&evt=LL-Standards11

PHYSICAL PLANT STANDARD

Emergency and Disaster Plans and Maintenance Manuals
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Presenter: Bill Nesbitt, Supervisor, Oakville Museum
Register Now:
http://login.icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=581&evt=LL-Standards8

Missed a webinar? No problem! All previous webinars are online at the
CMOG Standards Resources
page of the OMA website.

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Standards deadlines identified by the Ministry at Conference:

  • October 31, 2013 – Museums with issues to be addressed in the remaining 8 Standards must complete all work identified in the feedback form and submit supporting documentation to the Ministry. Deadlines for Governance and
    Finance Standards were April 30, 2013 for year-round museums and June 28, 2013 for seasonal museums.


Strengthening Governance

SWOHC Meeting
Members of the South West Ontario Heritage Council (SWOHC) meet with Trish Popkin, museumsuccession Project Manager at the Comber & District Historical Society Museum on Friday, July 12, 2013. Photo from the Comber Museum Facebook page.

The OMA was on the road last week as Trish Popkin, museumsuccession Project Manager, was welcomed into a discussion with members of the
South West Ontario Heritage Council (SWOHC) at Comber & District Historical Society Museum. More information coming soon about a September governance workshop planned in partnership with SWOHC in South West Ontario.

There are still a few places available at the first workshop:

Thursday, August 1, 2013 in partnership with the YDAMA network
Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum, 10:00 – 3:30
Free Governance Training: This workshop will cover the fundamentals of great organizational leadership and strategies to overcome common governance concerns in museums.
Presenter: Carrie Brooks-Joiner
Register Now:
http://login.icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=648&evt=GTW-YDAMA&t=426767001

Want to hold a workshop in your area? Would you or your network be interested in partnering with the OMA to deliver training opportunities in your region in 2014 or 2015? If so, then please contact us to discuss how we can work together.

Supporting Ontario’s Emerging Museum Professionals

Applications are still open for the Emerging Museum Professional Advisory Committee. The closing date for applications is Friday, July 26, 2013.

For more information about the museumsuccession project, please check
out the OMA website.

 
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 2013 OMA Awards of Excellence

One day left to nominate a person or organization for an OMA Award of Excellence!

If you haven’t completed your nominations for the OMA Awards of Excellence, you’re cutting it close! Tomorrow’s the deadline and we want to hear from YOU!

Download the Nomination Information Package

Complete the online Nomination Form (to help you prepare your nomination form, please see the Survey Monkey Tip Sheet for required information).

Each recipient receives a sculpture by renowned Canadian artist Charles Pachter, an OMA Award certificate, and our unique Award of Excellence logo to use on your website.

One of Canada’s leading contemporary artists, Charles Pachter is a painter, printmaker, sculptor, designer, historian, and lecturer. He was born in Toronto and holds degrees from the University of Toronto, the Sorbonne, and the Cranbrook Academy of Art. He holds honorary doctorates from Brock University, the Ontario College of Art & Design, and the University of Toronto. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada, a Chevalier of France’s Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and a recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee medal.

"I am delighted that the Ontario Museum Association has chosen my moose sculpture for its Awards of Excellence. It has become an iconic symbol of the Canadian spirit as exemplified by the dedicated creative endeavours of Ontario's Museum Directors, Curators and Staff."
- Charles Pachter


Other Learning Opportunities

Governor General's History Award for Museums

The Canadian Museums Association (CMA), in partnership with Canada's History Society, presents the 3rd annual Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Museums: History Alive! The CMA is now accepting nominations for this year's award which will be presented in November 2013 by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston during a special ceremony at Rideau Hall. Read more...

Canada's History also administers the Governor General’s History Awards.

 

CCI

 

CCI Advanced Professional Development Workshop

Display Cases – Preservation, Sustainability and Design

November 19 to 22, 2013, Ottawa

Two Workshop Options:

  • Tuesday, November 19, 2013
    One-day Workshop: One-day of lectures on key issues

  • Tuesday, November 19 to Friday, November 22, 2013
    Four-day Workshop: One-day of lectures on key issues plus three days of technical lectures, hands-on exercises, demonstrations, site visits and discussions

Visit the CCI website for more information and to register.


Funding News

Ontario

Culture Development Fund – get ready to apply Deadline for applications is Friday, September 6

The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport is pleased to announce that the application period will soon open for the Culture Development Fund -- a new $3 million grant program to strengthen cultural organizations and their leadership.

2013-14 Program Guidelines

Sample Application

Please contact the Regional Services Branch ministry contact for more information.

Central Region: 1-877-395-4105
East Region: 1-800-267-9340
North Region: 1-800-465-6861
West Region: 1-800-265-2189


Member News

Elgin Military Museum

Project Ojbwa

Museum of Naval History

 

Cold War Canadian submarine HMCS Ojibwa opens for public tours!


Singer Stephanie Roth leads guests in the singing of O'
Canada at the Opening Ceremony for HMCS Ojibwa.

July 10, 2013 PORT BURWELL, ON – It was an exciting day in Port Burwell, Ontario on Saturday, July 6 at the official opening of the retired Canadian submarine HMCS Ojibwa. More than 50 retired submariners from all over the country joined 250 others at the opening of the new Museum of Naval History that honours their service. Read more... [PDF]


Submariner “Preston” sits at the One Man Control in the Control Room of HMCS Ojibwa.

 

Dance Collection Danse (DCD) is moving!

For nearly three decades, DCD has operated out of the founder's 140 year-old house. Planned for mid-August, the organization will be moving to 149
Church Street where the DCD will benefit from a public gallery, archival storage, research space, 3 offices, 2 storage areas, a kitchen and two washrooms.

This new DCD home will offer an enhanced public profile for the country’s dance legacies, as well as
the opportunity to share their treasured collections through rotating exhibits, video viewings, more efficient research and preservation quarters, and
the occasion to celebrate dance history with visitors through lectures, workshops and public events.
Read more...

 

Fashion History Museum opens July 27, 2013

The Fashion History Museum (FHM) will be opening to the public on July 27. The museum's three galleries will be located in a two-level 4,000 square foot space at 64 Grand Avenue South in the historic 'Southworks' in Galt.

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Blue Tartan Pattern Dress, c. 1863   Brown Cotton Paisley Pattern Dress, c. 1854
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Paisley Print Mini Dress, c. 1969   Tartan Print Cotton Organdy Dress, c. 1934
Dresses Featured in 'Paisley and Plaid: Recurring Patterns in Fashion'

The museum's collection of over 8,000 garments
and accessories includes artifacts dating from the 1660s to the present.

OMA members are invited to an open house preview on Wednesday, July 24, 2 to 6 p.m.

For more information please contact the museum's C.E.O. Kenn Norman, or curator Jonathan Walford at 519 620-0009, or via email ceo@fashionhistorymuseum.com, or curator@fashionhistorymuseum.com

 

CHOO / COPO

CHOO / COPO celebrates 21 years

On Tuesday, July 9, the Council of Heritage Organizations in Ottawa (CHOO) celebrated 21
years
as an incorporated non-profit charitable organization! Congratulations and thank you for your dedication to Ontario's heritage community!

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Nothern Ontario

Nothern Ontario

Museum explores music scene
July 13th, 2013 - Sault Star
A Sault Ste. Marie native who was once hailed as “America's greatest boy soprano” is part of a new exhibit at the city's museum

Local artifacts date back to Stonehenge
July 13th, 2013 - Timmins Press
Timmins Museum: Quick, name one heritage site in Timmins – something that you think symbolizes our local...

Central Ontario

Central Ontario

Ten join executive to save Marine & Rail Museum
July 16th, 2013 - Owen Sound Sun Times
About a dozen people were invited to attend the first committee meeting of
the Friends of the Owen Sound Marine...

Spectators marvel at $900,000 Duesenberg
July 13th, 2013 - Owen Sound Sun Times
“It's the king of the cars,” Aaron said in an interview Saturday during an
antique car show at Grey Roots Museum & Archives near Rockford.

Eastern Ontario

Eastern Ontario

Pump House Steam Museum announces Waterscape lecture series
July 12th, 2013
The Pump House Steam Museum, 23 Ontario St., announces a series of lectures by honoured speakers – including one who is just 14 – in
conjunction with the ...

Story of Saskatchewan's Jewish farmers goes to Ottawa museum
July 12th, 2013 - CBC.ca
However, a recent donation by a scholar to the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Ottawa could shed new light on overlooked chapter of Saskatchewan history. The scholar is Anna Feldman, who is in her 80s and lives in a downtown Toronto seniors’...


Southern Ontario

Southern Ontario

"O is for Ontario Science Centre"
July 16th, 2013 - Canada NewsWire
"We are very excited to be launching this book with Kids Can Press," says Lesley Lewis, CEO, Ontario Science Centre. "It provides a wonderful opportunity to support both children's literacy and the vibrant communities
and attractions in our amazing city.

St. Catharines museum needs volunteers to share ...
July 15th, 2013 - Bullet News Niagara
Cemetery tours are popular walking tours in autumn. The St. Catharines Museum, along with the Welland Canals Centre, is currently seeking volunteers to...

Rubber ducky you're (hopefully) the one
July 11th, 2013 - YorkRegion.com
... food items for the Georgina Community Food Pantry during the event. ... a historical waking tour by staff from Georgina's Pioneer Village and Archives.


Southwest Ontario

Southwest Ontario

The work of Louis Pesha featured at Black Gold Fest
July 14th, 2013 - Sarnia Observer
The life of Pesha, and examples of his work, will be featured during the Oil Museum of Canada's Black Gold Fest, July 21, at Oil Springs. A history of Pesha's life and career, written by Chatham-Kent historian Jim Gilbert, says the photographer was...

Star-gazers over the moon for Banting
July 14th, 2013 - London Free Press
The Banting House National Historic Site is recognizing the 40th anniversary of the naming by inviting people view the crater through telescopes, ...

More...


OMA News

OMA 2013-2014 Council Nominations now open

The Ontario Museum Association's Council is responsible for policy direction, guiding the affairs of the OMA in serving institutions and individuals across the province by providing professional development, advocacy, museum-related programs, resources and support services.

Term of Office is 2 years. Nominees must be individual members of the Ontario Museum Association, and both the nominator and seconder must be members in good standing (individual, institutional or commercial).

Click HERE to download the nominations form [ PDF ].

The deadline for Council Nominations is Friday, August 23, 2013.
Please fax the completed nominations form, including nominator and seconder information to the attention of the Nominations Committee Chair at fax number (416) 348-0438, or email to mlalonde@museumsontario.com, or
mail to:

Nominations Committee Chair
Ontario Museum Association
50 Baldwin Street
Toronto ON
M5T 1L4

Registration opens next week!

Co-chairs Cathy Molloy, Director, Markham Museum, and Petal Furness, Heritage Interpretation, Grey Roots Museum & Archives, and the Markham Museum invite you to the City of Markham for Culture: Taking Charge.

This year's Conference will focus on the continued accomplishments of Ontario museums and how they build stronger communities, and will reflect the following three streams:
Navigating Governance | Leading Change | Forging Our Path

NEW THIS YEAR (more details coming soon!):
Pre-Conference Technology Sessions
Talking Circles
Awards Reception
Emerging Museum Professionals programming

Thank you to the 2013 Program Committee Members:
Petal Furness (Co-Chair). Heritage Interpretation Supervisor, Grey Roots Museum & Archives

Cathy Molloy (Co-Chair), Director, Markham Museum

David Carey, Director, Government & Foundation Relations, TIFF

Linda Irwin, Chief Museum Administrator, Museums and Heritage Services, Cultural Services, City of Toronto

Francine Perinet, Director/Manager Varley Art Gallery of Markham

Catherine Richards, Curator, Aurora Historical Society / Hillary House National Historic Site and Chair of York-Durham Association of Museums
& Archives

Thank you to this year's Conference partners!

Markham Museum   Markham
     
 
     
 
     
     
 
     

Want to exhibit at the Conference? Want to support a concurrent or plenary session, a reception, or a break? Contact the OMA or download the Conference Exhibitor & Support form today and show your support for your Association and Ontario's museum sector!

“The OMA Tradeshow is well worth the cost of exhibiting and generates new business every year. It is a well-organized show and a must on our list!”
Pierre Giguère, Director Sales and Marketing -
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Job Postings

A few of the job postings currently available at the OMA Website:

Development Associate
Artscape - Deadline: August 8th, 2013
http://www.museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6373

Hosts / Hostesses
Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation - Deadline: August 2nd, 2013
http://www.museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6357

On-Call Educator
McMichael Canadian Art Collection - Deadline: August 12th, 2013
http://www.museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6372

Curatorial Intern, 6 month YCW Internship
Heritage Schoolhouse Museum & Archives - Deadline: August 9th, 2013
http://www.museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6368

Have a paid or volunteer position to fill? Looking for a Young Canada Works summer student or intern? Don't forget to advertise at the OMA Website and reach your audience - http://museumsontario.com/en/66


Have Your Heard?

The OMA welcomes Matthew Kyba as museumsuccession Project Assistant. During his final years finishing his film degree at Queen’s University, Matthew found his passion in art curating and is currently starting his MFA degree at OCAD U for Criticism and Curatorial Practice. In the future, he wants to travel abroad as well as explore Canadian museums and non-profit galleries in order to eventually become a curator.


Welcome, and welcome back, to our many new and renewing members!

Individual | Institutional | Commercial


Contribute to next week's Currently ONmuseums

Currently ONmuseums is published Thursdays, deadline to submit content is Wednesday noon.

WHAT "HAVE YOU HEARD"? Do you have "people" news that will interest OMA members? Please send it to us for inclusion in the next Currently ONmuseums.

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT YOUR SITE? Share your photos as well as news, invitations, tips, achievements - even challenges - with the OMA, by including it in the next edition of Currently ONmuseums!

Send all contributions to: communications@museumsontario.com


Contact:
Ontario Museum Association
50 Baldwin Street
Toronto, ON M5T 1L4
Phone: 416-348-8672
Toll-free in ON: 1-866-OMA-8672
Fax: 416-348-0438
oma@museumsontario.com
www.museumsontario.com

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OMA eNews: New Minister of Canadian Heritage
 

OMA eNews
July 15, 2013

Read in your browser

Today, exceptionally, Prime Minister Stephen Harper tweeted the Cabinet Shuffle via his own @pmharper Twitter account with hashtag #shuffle13.

Items to note include:

Shelly Glover - new Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
James Moore - new Minister of Industry

Ontario MPs maintaining key portfolios include:

- Jim Flaherty (Whitby-Oshawa) - Minister of Finance
- John Baird (Ottawa West - Nepean) - Minister of Foreign Affairs
- Tony Clement (Parry Sound - Muskoka) - President of the Treasury Board

Ontario MPs with new portfolios:

- Chris Alexander (Ajax-Pickering) - new Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism
- Kellie Leitch (Simcoe-Grey) - new Minister of Labour
- Lisa Raitt (Halton) - new Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities
- Diane Finley (Haldimand-Norfolk)- new Minister of Public Works and Government Services
- Greg Rickford (Kenora)- new Minister of State (Science and Technology)
- Pierre Poilievre (Nepean-Carleton) - new Minister of State (Democratic Reform)

Visit the Prime Minister of Canada's website for the full Cabinet list.

Read more about the Cabinet shuffle.


Forwarding by special arrangement with The Arts advocate.

The Arts Advocate Report

Shelly Glover, MP St. Boniface
Minister of Canadian Heritage

This morning, Prime Minister Harper announced that MP Shelly Glover becomes the Minister of Canadian Heritage. The Honourable James Moore has moved to Industry.

Part of the new wave of fresh faces in Cabinet, Ms. Glover is the MP for St. Boniface, a Manitoba riding. She is bilingual and identifies herself as a ‘proud Métis woman’. First elected in 2008, the new Minister of Canadian Heritage is the first female police officer to sit in the House of Commons. A 19-year member of the Winnipeg Police Services, the new minister bills herself as an advocate for victims of crime, women and children.

Over the course of Minister Glover’s parliamentary career, she has served as Parliamentary Secretary for Official Languages, Indian and Northern Affairs, and most recently, Finance.

The Arts Advocate Report

report@artsadvocate.com
The Arts Advocate

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Contact:

Ontario Museum Association
50 Baldwin Street
Toronto, ON M5T 1L4
Phone: 416-348-8672
Toll-free in ON: 1-866-OMA-8672
Fax: 416-348-0438
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ONmuseums: museumSUCCESSion Project Underway!
 

Toronto - July 11, 2013

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Dogdays
The Dog Days of Scugog are almost here! Scugog Shores Museum is gearing up for 11th annual Dog Days of Scugog fundraiser.

  • PD Opportunities - Standards Support
    - museumsuccession project underway!
    - One week left for Awards of Excellence nominations
    - Apply for the Certificate in Museum Studies Bursary 2013

     
  • Other Learning Opportunities

  • Ontario News
    Celebrating Two-Year Countdown to 2015 Pan American Games

     
  • Member News | OMA News | Job Postings | Have You Heard?

OMA PD

Exhibitions are the focus of next 2 Learning Lab Summer Series webinars

Join the OMA and the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (MTCS) for the next 3 free lunch-time webinars to assist museums in meeting the Exhibition and Physical Plant Standards for Community Museums in Ontario.

 

M. Christine Castle (centre), pictured with Cathy Blackbourn (left) and Marie Lalonde, presented What Difference Did That Program Make? Using Outcomes-Based Planning and Evaluation to Design and Measure the Success of Museum Programs on Thursday, July 4, 2013. Christine will be back July 18 for What Difference Did That Exhibit Make?

EXHIBITION STANDARD

Next week!
Thursday, July 18, 2013
What Difference Did That Exhibit Make? Using outcomes-based planning and evaluation to design and measure the success of museum exhibitions.
Presenter: M. Christine Castle
Register Now:
http://login.icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=606&evt=LL-Standards10

Thursday, July 25, 2013
Accessibility in Exhibits
Presenter: Dave Hollands, Royal Ontario Museum
Register Now:
login.icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=647&evt=LL-Standards11

PHYSICAL PLANT STANDARD

Thursday, August 22, 2013
Emergency and Disaster Plans and Maintenance Manuals
Presenter: Bill Nesbitt, Supervisor, Oakville Museum
Register Now:
http://login.icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=581&evt=LL-Standards8

Missed a webinar? No problem! All previous webinars are online at the
CMOG Standards Resources
page of the OMA website.

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Standards deadlines identified by the Ministry at Conference:

  • October 31, 2013 – Museums with issues to be addressed in the remaining 8 Standards must complete all work identified in the feedback form and submit supporting documentation to the Ministry. Deadlines for Governance and Finance Standards were April 30, 2013 for year-round museums and June 28, 2013 for seasonal museums.

The museumSUCCESSion project is underway!

This exciting project to support and strengthen Ontario’s museums has new opportunities available:

The OMA is establishing a dynamic new Emerging Museum Professional Advisory Committee and applications are now open! The closing date for applications is Friday, July 26, 2013. Please see the OMA website for more details: http://www.museumsontario.com/en/100.html

The first of a series of Governance training opportunities for board and staff members of Ontario museums still has spaces available! Register soon to avoid disappointment.

Thursday, August 1, 2013 in partnership with the YDAMA network
Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum, 10:00 – 3:30
Free Governance Training: This workshop will cover the fundamentals of great organizational leadership and strategies to overcome common governance concerns in museums.
Presenter: Carrie Brooks-Joiner
Register Now:
http://login.icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=648&evt=GTW-YDAMA&t=426767001

For more information about the museumsuccession project, please check out our website.

 
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2013 OMA Awards of Excellence

One week left to nominate a person or organization for an OMA Award of Excellence!

Did you know that our award winners receive recognition throughout the province? We make sure of it! Nominate yourself or someone else today.

Excellence in museum work deserves recognition!


Download the Nomination Information Package

Complete the online Nomination Form (to help you prepare your nomination form, please see the Survey Monkey Tip Sheet for required information).


Apply for the Certificate in Museum Studies Bursary 2013

Deadline for Application: Friday, August 30th, 2013

Each year the Ontario Museum Association awards a bursary to cover the tuition fee for one course in the Certificate in Museum Studies program.

Have you successfully completed a minimum of five certificate courses by March 31, 2013?

Are you taking a CMS course between April 1, 2013 and March 31, 2014?

You may be eligible to apply for the OMA Certificate in Museum Studies Bursary. Please download the information sheet for application details.

Download the CMS Bursary information sheet.


Other Learning Opportunities

TIAO

 

International Summit on Sustainable Tourism
October 19, 2013

TIAO invites you, in cooperation with the UNESCO Frontenac Arch Biosphere and the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, to attend the International Summit on Sustainable Tourism being held in Brockville, Ontario at the exciting new aquatarium project on the shores of the St. Lawrence River in the midst of the 1000 Islands region.

For details and online registration, go to www.fabsustainabletourism.ca


Ontario News

Ontario
Celebrating Two-Year Countdown to 2015 Pan American Games - Ontario’s Investments in Games Creating Jobs, Growing the Economy
Ontario is celebrating the two-year countdown to the 2015 Pan American Games in communities across the Greater Golden Horseshoe.
 
 

The Games will be one of the largest economic drivers in the region over the next two years and will benefit many communities by:

  • Creating 15,000 jobs and an additional 5,200 jobs as part of the construction of the CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletes' Village
  • Attracting 250,000 tourists to the province, showcasing Ontario as a great place to visit and do business
  • Providing up to 20,000 volunteers with training in customer service, hands-on Games operations and health and safety

Read more...

 
Ontario

Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport's April 2013 Current Performance Indicators now available
The Ministry's Current Performance Indicators have been updated with April 2013 data. This interactive tool is updated monthly with the latest tourism statistics including:
- Border Crossings
- Accommodation Statistics
- Travel Price Index
- Economic Indicators
- Consumer Response Indicators

Click HERE for the Current Performance Tool.

 

Culture Days

I Love Culture

Culture Days Summer Registration Promotion has begun

If you've been thinking about hosting an activity during the Culture Days 2013 weekend, now is the time to take action. Register by midnight ET on Sunday, August 11, 2013 to participate in the Activity Registration Promotion and your activity might be featured* in a Culture Days ad in The Globe and Mail during the lead up to the big weekend this September! Read more...

* Registration Promotion Rules and Regulations.

 


Member News

Scugog Shores Museum

Scugog Shores Museum gearing up for 11th annual Dog Days of Scugog fundraiser
July 20th and 21st, 2013

Jul 03, 2013, Port Perry Star - The popular Dog Days of Scugog will return to the Scugog Shores Museum this month, turning the Scugog Island historical site into a weekend-long dogstravaganza as canine vendors, activities and contests take over.

The canine carnival, which doubles as a fundraiser for the Scugog museum, will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both July 20 and 21. Read more...

Dog Days of Scugog - Ontario Dock Diving
Ontario Dock Diving event at the 2012 Dog Days of Scugog. Photo credit: Port Perry Star.

Visit the Scugog Shores Museum website for more information:
www.scugogshoresmuseum.com/event-dog-days

 

Niagara Historical Society Museum

Heritage food expert to talk about everyday life in Upper Canada during the War of 1812
July 18th at 7:30 pm
Niagara Historical Society & Museum

Dorothy Duncan will discuss her latest book that explores the web of human relationships that developed in Upper Canada following the American Revolution and the years leading up to the War of 1812. She will focus on the families, homes, gardens, farms, roads, villages, towns, shops and fabric of everyday life.

Her most recent titles are “Feasting and Fasting: Canada’s Heritage Celebrations” (2010) and “Hoping for the Best: Preparing for the Worst: Everyday Life in Upper Canada, 1812-1814” (2012), both published by Dundurn who will be exhibiting at the 2013 OMA Annual Conference in Markham November 7-8.

The Niagara Historical Society‘s 2013 Lecture Series is generously sponsored by Lorraine & Geoffrey Joyner and Niagara’s Finest Inns.

 
St. James Cathedral

Sacred Stitches: Beauty and Holiness in the Needlework of Many Faiths - Call for Submissions!

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of The Anglican Church Women's Needleworkers' Guild, Diocese of Toronto, Anglican Church of Canada, a multi-faith group of needlework artists are working with Toronto's Cathedral Church of St. James on an exhibit of religious embroideries and textile art.

Among participating organizations for this project are:

  • Holy Blossom Synagogue
  • Toronto Guild of Stitchery
  • Canadian Council of Imams
  • Ukrainian Museum of Canada

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Pauline Brown, Vice-Chair of the Planning Committee for the Sacred Stitches Project (left), and Nancy Mallet, Exhibit Chair and Chair of the Archives and Museum Committee of The Cathedral Church of St. James.

The church's Archives and Museum committee would like to ask their museum colleagues for help with loans of exhibit cases and mannequins for the period of the exhibit

The Sacred Stitches exhibit will be free and open to the public from Thursday, October 24th, through Friday November 1st, 2013.

For additional information or if your institution can help, please contact Nancy Mallet at archives@stjamescathedral.ca, or by phone 416.364.7865, ex.233.

 
CMC

Nishga Girl to be presented in future Canadian Museum of History

Gatineau, Quebec, July 10, 2013 - Following a meeting with the donors of the Nishga Girl and representatives of the National Association of Japanese Canadians, the Canadian Museum of Civilization has determined that the Nishga Girl will have a place at the future Canadian Museum of History. Read more....

 
McMichael

McMichael Canadian Art Collection and York Region Arts Council Launch Art Mentorship Project

July 8, 2013 Kleinburg, ON - The McMichael Canadian Art Collection has partnered with the York Region Arts Council (YRAC) on an exciting new initiative that provides support to emerging artists in the form of mentorships. They are paired with established Canadian artists and given professional development assistance on-site over the course of three two-day sessions. The mentor and apprentice collaborate on a piece or body of work that will be displayed in the gallery from December 20, 2013 to March 2, 2014. Read more...

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Nothern Ontario

Nothern Ontario

Maple Leaf flies high at Museum
July 2nd, 2013 - Timmins Press
Chase Tessier gives his furry Pomeranian friend Roxy a Canada Day kiss on Monday. The Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre was teeming with...

Central Ontario

Central Ontario

9th St . Bridge named Tom Thomson Bridge on Monday
July 8th, 2013 - Owen Sound Sun Times
City Mayor Deb Haswell and the Tom Thomson Art Gallery's city representative, Coun. Ian Boddy, join a jumbo-sized likeness Tom Thomson Monday at a ceremony to dedicate the bridge in Tom Thomson's honour. It was also the 96th anniversary of the...

Interpretive Native programming offered at museum
July 5th, 2013 - Shoreline Beacon
In its second year, the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre (BCM&CC) is pleased to offer First Nations interpretive programming in the museum's First...

Eastern Ontario

Eastern Ontario

Battle of Crysler’s Farm Marks 200th Anniversary...
July 8th, 2013
Saturday evening activities in Upper Canada Village start at 6:30 P.M. with English Country dance demonstrations, 1813 Recruitment Drive, Fife & Drum band ...

Minister Moore Announces Major Partnership to Honour One of Canada's Greatest Heroes: Terry Fox
July 4th, 2013 - Canada Newswire
The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced a partnership agreement between the friends of the Terry Fox Collection and the future Canadian Museum of History...

Megafauna: Giant Camel Remains Discovered in High Arctic
July 4th, 2013 - Stabley Times
“This is an important discovery because it provides the first evidence of camels living in the High Arctic region,” explains Dr. Natalia Rybczynski, a vertebrate palaeontologist with the Canadian Museum of Nature, who has led numerous field expeditions...

Southern Ontario

Southern Ontario

You’re invited to a biosphere bash
July 5th, 2013 - St. Catharines Standard
We don't know how lucky we are to live here”, says Robert Winninger, Ball's Falls Conservation Area site administrator. In 1990, the United Nations...

Royal Ontario Museum hosting game jam to create interactive exhibits
July 4th, 2013 - Polygon
The Royal Ontario Museum is partnering with the Toronto-based Gamercamp program for a three-day game jam to develop interactive components for the museum's exhibits, the ROM has announced. The game jam will take place Aug. 9 through 11 at the...

Southwest Ontario

Southwest Ontario

They died in the care of the county
July 6th, 2013 - Waterloo Record
On June 27, the Wellington County Museum and Archives officially opened the House of Industry Cemetery to honour those who died there while in the care of...

Support for the Elgin County Railway Museum
July 4, 2013 - Port Stanley News
Joe Preston, Member of Parliament for Elgin-Middlesex-London, on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and...

More...


OMA News

The 2013 Annual Conference Tradeshow is nearly sold out! Only 2 spaces left!

Culture: Taking Charge

Contact the OMA or download the Conference Exhibitor & Support form to reserve your tradeshow space! Spaces are reserved on a first come, first serve basis.

“The OMA Tradeshow is well worth the cost of exhibiting and generates new business every year. It is a well-organized show and a must on our list!”
Pierre Giguère, Director Sales and Marketing -
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Thank you to the following 2013 Conference partners for their support of Ontario's museum community:

Markham Museum   Markham
     
 
     
 
     
     
 
     

Want to support a concurrent or plenary session, a reception, or a break? Contact the OMA or download the Conference Exhibitor & Support form today and show your support for your Association and Ontario's museum sector!


Job Postings

A few of the job postings currently available at the OMA Website:

Office Manager
Museumpros Art Services Inc. - Deadline: July 12th, 2013
http://www.museumsontario.com/en/50.html?JobID=6348

Assistant Curator/ Registrar
The MacLaren Art Centre - Deadline: July 15th, 2013
http://www.museumsontario.com/en/50.html?JobID=6319

GT-01 Conservator (Intern) - Textiles
Canadian Conservation Institute - Deadline: July 16, 2013
http://www.museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6362

Museum Assistant
St. Marys Museum - Deadline: July 19th, 2013
http://www.museumsontario.com/en/50.html?JobID=6347

GT-01 Conservator (Intern) - Preservation services
Canadian Conservation Institute - Deadline: July 23, 2013
http://www.museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6361

Have a paid or volunteer position to fill? Looking for a Young Canada Works summer student or intern? Don't forget to advertise at the OMA Website and reach your audience - http://museumsontario.com/en/66


Have Your Heard?

The Ontario Museum Association welcomes Ece Tugcu as Conference Assistant under the Summer Experience Program. Ece is currently studying at the University of Toronto, double majoring in art history and visual studies. While at the OMA, Ece will be helping with the 2013 OMA Annual Conference and the new museumsuccession project logo designs. For future education, she hopes to enroll in Museum Management and Curatorship Program at Fleming College.


Contribute to next week's Currently ONmuseums

Currently ONmuseums is published Thursdays, deadline to submit content is Wednesday noon.

WHAT "HAVE YOU HEARD"? Do you have "people" news that will interest OMA members? Please send it to us for inclusion in the next Currently ONmuseums.

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT YOUR SITE? Share your photos as well as news, invitations, tips, achievements - even challenges - with the OMA, by including it in the next edition of Currently ONmuseums!

Send all contributions to: communications@museumsontario.com


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Culture Development Fund: getting ready to launch
Fonds de développement culturel : prêt au départ
 

This message is sent on behalf of Kevin Finnerty / Ce message est envoyé de la part de Kevin Finnerty

Dear Culture Stakeholder,

The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport is getting ready to launch the Culture Development Fund – a new $3 million grant program to strengthen the culture sector and its contributions to Ontario’s economy.

The application period for the new Culture Development Fund will be open in a few weeks and we will alert you when this happens. While complete programs details are not currently available, we recognize organizations may require more time to develop well-considered partnerships and project proposals that align with the new fund objectives. Program information is now posted on Grants Ontario: http://www.grants.gov.on.ca/GrantsPortal/en/OntarioGrants/GrantOpportunities/PRDR007505.

Culture Development Fund – at a glance

The Culture Development Fund seeks to strengthen cultural organizations and their leadership, helping them to increase their knowledge, skills and toolsets so that they become better at what they do and more successful in achieving their mandates. Increased performance through new and innovative projects will build the capacity of the sector, leading to a stronger and more stable culture sector.

The Fund’s design follows extensive research and stakeholder engagement which identified the need for investment in initiatives which would support the widest array of cultural sector stakeholders. With this in mind, the program is designed to support projects that are conducted on behalf of a broad base of members or have results that can be shared broadly, thus having a high likelihood of providing an impact beyond an applicant’s community or sector.

Actions for you to take now – planning your partnerships and proposals

Ontario’s culture sector will become stronger by working together. That’s why we strongly encourage stakeholders to develop partnerships within a cultural sector or across sectors to pool resources, leverage skills and generate projects that will benefit more than one organization.  Please note that the funding cap is higher for umbrella groups and organizations that apply as part of a consortium.  

Read through the program information posted on Grants Ontario to determine whether your organization is eligible and how to apply as part of a consortium. We have also provided examples of projects to help you understand the program parameters.

We’re here to help – questions and consultations

We are committed to working with grant applicants to help with their understanding of the fund. If, after reading through the information, you have questions or project ideas that you’d like to have feedback on, contact the ministry at: http://www.apps.mtr.gov.on.ca/rsbcl/en/MainSearch.aspx .

Thank you for your commitment and contributions to Ontario’s cultural development. We encourage you to explore partnerships and the opportunities available through the Cultural Development Fund.

Help spread the news! Please share this notice with your members or other culture organizations in your area.

Kevin Finnerty

Assistant Deputy Minister
Culture Division
Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport


Chers intervenants,

Le ministère du Tourisme, de la Culture et du Sport s'apprête à donner le coup d'envoi au Fonds de développement culturel, un nouveau programme de subventions d'un budget de 3 millions de dollars qui vise à renforcer le secteur culturel et ses contributions à l'économie ontarienne.

Les demandes de subvention du nouveau Fonds de développement culturel seront acceptées dans quelques semaines. Nous vous en informerons en temps voulu. Bien que des renseignements détaillés sur le programme ne soient pas encore prêts, nous sommes conscients que les organismes pourraient avoir besoin de davantage de temps pour nouer des partenariats judicieux et élaborer des propositions de projet qui soient conformes aux nouveaux objectifs du fonds. Des renseignements sur le programme sont affichés sur le site Subventions Ontario : http://www.grants.gov.on.ca/GrantsPortal/fr/OntarioGrants/GrantOpportunities/PRDR007506.html.

Fonds de développement culturel – Survol 

Le Fonds de développement culturel vise à renforcer les organismes culturels et leur leadership, afin de les aider à développer les connaissances et les compétences qui les rendront plus efficaces dans leur action et la réalisation de leur mandat. Des projets nouveaux et innovateurs vont améliorer le rendement, renforcer les capacités et accroître la vigueur et la stabilité du secteur culturel

Le fonds a été conçu après de vastes recherches et consultations auprès des intervenants, qui ont exprimé le besoin d'un investissement dans des initiatives qui soutiendraient la grande variété d'intervenants dans le secteur culturel. Dans cet esprit, le programme vise à financer des projets mis en place au nom d'un grand éventail de membres ou dont les résultats sont destinés à un public élargi, qui va au-delà de la communauté ou du secteur du bénéficiaire de la subvention.

Mesures que vous pouvez prendre maintenant - planifiez vos partenariats et vos propositions de projet

La collaboration renforcera le secteur culturel de l'Ontario. C'est la raison pour laquelle nous encourageons vivement les intervenants à établir des partenariats au sein d'un secteur culturel ou qui englobent divers secteurs en vue de regrouper des ressources, d'améliorer les compétences et de générer des projets qui bénéficieront à plus d'un organisme. Nous vous signalons que le plafond de financement est plus élevé pour les groupes et les organismes qui présentent une demande de subvention à titre de membre d'un consortium.

Passez en revue les renseignements sur le programme affichés sur le site Subventions Ontario, afin de savoir si votre organisme est admissible à une subvention et de vous renseigner sur les modalités de demande à titre de membre d'un consortium. Nous avons également joint des exemples de projet pour vous aider à comprendre les paramètres du programme.

Nous sommes là pour vous aider – questions et consultations

Nous sommes déterminés à aider les personnes intéressées par le fonds à comprendre ses modalités. Si, après avoir lu l'information affichée, vous avez des questions ou souhaitez discuter d'idées de projet, veuillez communiquer avec le ministère: http://www.apps.mtr.gov.on.ca/rsbcl/fr/MainSearch.aspx .

Nous vous remercions de votre dévouement et de votre apport au développement du secteur culturel de l'Ontario. Nous vous encourageons à réfléchir aux possibilités de partenariat et aux débouchés qu'offre le Fonds de développement culturel.

Faites passer le mot! Transmettez le présent avis à vos membres ou à d'autres organismes culturels de votre région.

Kevin Finnerty

Sous-ministre adjoint
Division de la culture
Ministère du Tourisme,  de la Culture et du Sport

 

 

ONmuseums: New Culture Development Fund announced
 

Toronto - July 4, 2013

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Conservation Webinar
Fiona Graham (center), joined by Elka Weinstein (left) and Mary Collier, presented Conservation 2.0 and Climate Control as part of The Learning Lab Summer Series. Join us today for What Difference Did That Program Make? with M. Christine Castle.

  • Stay Alert - Safety in the Workplace

     
  • PD Opportunities - Standards Support
    - New! Accessibility in Exhibits webinar - Register today!
    - Two weeks left for OMA Awards of Excellence nominations

     
  • Other Learning Opportunities

  • Funding News
    New Ontario Culture Development Fund announced

     
  • Member News | OMA News | Job Postings

Stay Alert - Safety in the Workplace

An OMA institutional member recently reported suspicious visitors allegedly knowing and sharing the appraised value of certain items while on a guided tour. The visitors match the description of individuals who visited other Brantford area museums and galleries in summer 2011 inquiring about paintings. The individuals were seen at a number of sites and claimed to be either volunteers or employees of other museums, experts in art restoration, or "interested in volunteering". Around the same time, thefts and break-ins were reported at area museums and galleries.

The OMA would like to remind all museum staff, including full-time, part-time, volunteers and summer students to be on alert of any suspicious activity, especially when working alone. With the summer season comes increased foot traffic in our museums and identifying potential threats is important in creating safe work environments and protecting our collections.

Thank you to Nicole Drake, Arts & Culture Coordinator at the City of Brantford and the Brant Museums & Galleries Association for sharing the following resource to help us in our work: Safety Tipsheet (2011) [PDF]

For more information on safety in the workplace, see the following Public Services Health and Safety Association's resources and visit their website at http://pshsa.ca/

Working Alone
http://pshsa.ca/working-alone/ ($10.00)
http://pshsa.ca/protecting-workers-who-work-alone/ (free download)

Dealing with Difficult or Angry Persons
http://pshsa.ca/dealing-with-difficult-or-angry-persons/ ($10.00)


OMA PD

The Learning Lab Summer Series continues today at noon with What Difference Did That Program Make?

Join the OMA and the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (MTCS) for the next 4 free lunch-time webinars on topics to assist museums in meeting the Education and Interpretation, Exhibition and Physical Plant Standards for Community Museums in Ontario, including the newly added Accessibility in Exhibits webinar with Dave Hollands of the Royal Ontario Museum.

EDUCATION & INTERPRETATION STANDARD

Today!
What Difference Did That Program Make?
Using outcomes-based planning and evaluation to design and measure the success of museum programs.
Presenter: M. Christine Castle, Consultant & Editor, Museum Education Monitor
Register Now:

http://login.icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=605&evt=LL-Standards9

EXHIBITION STANDARD

Thursday, July 18, 2013
What Difference Did That Exhibit Make? Using outcomes-based planning and evaluation to design and measure the success of museum exhibitions.
Presenter: M. Christine Castle
Register Now:
http://login.icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=606&evt=LL-Standards10

New! Accessibility in Exhibits
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Presenter: Dave Hollands, Royal Ontario Museum
Register Now:
login.icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=647&evt=LL-Standards11

PHYSICAL PLANT STANDARD

Thursday, August 22, 2013
Emergency and Disaster Plans and Maintenance Manuals
Presenter: Bill Nesbitt, Supervisor, Oakville Museum
Register Now:
http://login.icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=581&evt=LL-Standards8

Missed a webinar? No problem! All previous webinars are online at the
CMOG Standards Resources
page of the OMA website.

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Standards deadlines identified by the Ministry at Conference:

  • October 31, 2013 – Museums with issues to be addressed in the remaining 8 Standards must complete all work identified in the feedback form and submit supporting documentation to the Ministry. Deadlines for Governance and FInance Standards were April 30, 2013 for year-round museums and June 28, 2013 for seasonal museums.

2013 OMA Awards of Excellence

Don’t forget to check this off your to-do list!

Complete the simple online nomination form for OMA Awards of Excellence 2013

The deadline is two weeks away; there is still time to prepare your nomination!

Share what you or your museum has done within the past 24 months that you are really proud of!!

Please complete your OMA Awards of Excellence Nominations, and help inspire and celebrate excellence in Ontario. Deadline: July 19, 2013.

Download the Nomination Information Package


Complete the online Nomination Form.


Other Learning Opportunities

A new conference just for Registrars!

The inaugural conference of the Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists will take place in Chicago, October 31 - November 3, 2013.

http://www.arcsconference2013.org/schedule.html
 

 

Heritage Canada Foundation

 

The Herb Stovel Scholarship Fund
Application deadline: July 31, 2013

Applications are now being accepted for the Herb Stovel Scholarship Fund. The Herb Stovel Scholarship Fund is administered by the Heritage Canada Foundation in cooperation with a professional advisory committee. Read more...


Funding News

Ontario

Culture Development Fund: getting ready to launch

Shared on behalf of Kevin Finnerty, Assistant Deputy Minister, Culture Division, Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport:

The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport is getting ready to launch the Culture Development Fund – a new $3 million grant program to strengthen the culture sector and its contributions to Ontario's economy.

The application period for the new Culture Development Fund will be open in a few weeks and we will alert you when this happens. While complete programs details are not currently available, we recognize organizations may require more time to develop well-considered partnerships and project proposals that align with the new fund objectives. Program information is now posted on Grants Ontario.


Member News

MuseoparcVanierMuseopark

Muséoparc Vanier Museopark bilingual newsletter L'Artefact now available in online format

Read it online today!

Édition 10 - Été 2013
Issue 10 - Summer 2013

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Nothern Ontario

Nothern Ontario

May I have this dance?
June 28th, 2013 - SooToday.com
May I Have This Dance - The Sault Ste. Marie Museum will present an exhibit from July 1 to October 26, 2013 May I Have This Dance is remembering a time gone...

Residential schools archive at Algoma U. among those to win ...
June 26th, 2013 - Sault Star
“It's really the survivors,” who are responsible for the project, said Ken Hernden, librarian at Algoma University's Wishart Library, where the archive was ...

Central Ontario

Central Ontario

Signed (Billy) Bishop photo comes ' home '
June 28th, 2013 - Owen Sound Sun Times
Owen Sound Owen Sound Museums board members Dave Alexander, Gloria Habart and John Totton with the signed image of Billy...

Formalize arts district with name: group
June 27th, 2012 - Simcoe.com
the Street is anchored by the Orillia Museum of Art and History and boasts several galleries, often serving as a hub for outdoor art events…


Eastern Ontario

Eastern Ontario

SkyHawks wow Canada Day crowd with parachute demonstration
July 2nd, 2013 - Ottawa Citizen
Earlier in the day, forty-six newcomers earned the right to officially call themselves Canadians following a special Canada Day citizenship ceremony at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. A family of four from Lebanon was amongst the jubilant oath...

Busy days (and night) at Gan museum
June 27th, 2013 - EMC Kingston
The Arthur Child Heritage Museum of the 1000 Islands features wealth of activities this summer, including special events and exhibits exploring the War of 1812...


Southern Ontario

Southern Ontario

Black Creek Historic Brewery launches 2013 series of Limited ...

June 28th, 2013 - Canada NewsWire
Black Creek Historic Brewery, available only at the brewery located at Black Creek Pioneer Village

Cabaret tells tale of 1812 Niagara
June 28th, 2013 - Bullet News Niagara
The Niagara Historical Society and Museum wants you to come see Petticoats, Boots & Muskets – a theatrical glimpse into the domestic side of life during the war of 1812, told in song, words, and humour. Local heroes, saints and sinners all have ...

Southwest Ontario

Southwest Ontario

Stratford Perth Museum opens new agricultural exhibit
July 1st, 2013 - Beacon Herald
Stratford Perth Museum general manager John Kastner, seated, and board chair David Stones encourage the community to get a free ball of yarn and knit a ...

Ojibwa's almost ready
June 28th, 2013 - Tillsonburg News
Staff and volunteers with the Elgin Military Museum and Project Ojibwa have been waiting for this day for eight long months – since November 20...

More...  


OMA News

The 2013 Tradeshow is 90% sold out! Reserve today!

Culture: Taking Charge

CONFIRMED EXHIBITORS:

 
CURRENCY MUSEUM
     
     

Newly Confirmed Exhibitor!

 
     
     
 
     
     
 
     
     

 
 
     
     
 
     
     
 
     


 
 
     

 
     

Newly Confirmed Exhibitor!
 
     
 
     
 
     
   

Contact the OMA or download the Conference Exhibitor & Support form to reserve your tradeshow space! Spaces are reserved on a first come, first serve basis.

“The OMA Tradeshow is well worth the cost of exhibiting and generates new business every year. It is a well-organized show and a must on our list!”
Pierre Giguère, Director Sales and Marketing -
Zone Display Cases

Thank you to the following 2013 Conference partners for their support of Ontario's museum community:

Markham Museum   Markham
     
 
     
 
     
     
 
     

Newly Confirmed partner!

Want to support a concurrent or plenary session, a reception, or a break? Contact the OMA or download the Conference Exhibitor & Support form today and show your support for your Association and Ontario's museum sector!


Job Postings

A few of the job postings currently available at the OMA Website:

Marketing Specialist
Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) - Deadline: July 9th, 2013
http://www.museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6329

Collections Digitization Officer
The Bytown Museum - Deadline: July 15th, 2013
http://www.museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6343

Préparateur, Restauration d’artefacts
Société du Musée canadien des civilisations - Deadline: July 16th, 2013
http://www.museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6338

Have a paid or volunteer position to fill? Looking for a Young Canada Works summer student or intern? Don't forget to advertise at the OMA Website and reach your audience - http://museumsontario.com/en/66


Welcome, and welcome back, to our many new and renewing members!

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ONmuseums: Conservation 2.0 - Free webinar today!
 

June 20, 2013

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    Join us today for the Conservation 2.0 lunch-time webinar!
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  • OMA Awards of Excellence nominations now open!

     
  • Member News | OMA News | Job Postings


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    Conservation 2.0 webinar today! There's still time to register.

    Conservation 2.0: A Good Practice Refresher (Conservation Standard)
    Today, 12:00 to 1:15pm
    Presenter: Fiona Graham, Conservator
    Register Now:
    http://login.icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=579&evt=LL-Standards6

    Climate Control next week!

    Join the OMA and the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (MTCS) for the next
    4 free lunch-time webinars on topics to assist museums in meeting the Conservation, Education & Interpretation, Exhibition and Physical Plant Standards for Community Museums in Ontario starting with:

    CONSERVATION STANDARD

    Thursday, June 27, 2013
    Climate Control: What Do You Really Need? (Conservation Standard)
    Presenter: Fiona Graham, Conservator
    Register Now:
    http://login.icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=580&evt=LL-Standards7

    EDUCATION & INTERPRETATION STANDARD

    Thursday, July 4, 2013
    What difference did that program make? Using outcomes-based planning and evaluation to design and measure the success of museum programs and special events (Education & Interpretation Standard).
    Presenter: M. Christine Castle
    Register Now:
    http://login.icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=605&evt=LL-Standards9

    EXHIBITION STANDARD

    Thursday, July 18, 2013
    What difference did that exhibit make? Using outcomes-based planning and evaluation to design and measure the success of museum exhibitions (Exhibition Standard).
    Presenter: M. Christine Castle
    Register Now:
    http://login.icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=606&evt=LL-Standards10

    PHYSICAL PLANT STANDARD

    Thursday, August 22, 2013
    Emergency and Disaster Plans and Maintenance Manuals (Physical Plant Standard)
    Presenter: Bill Nesbitt, Supervisor, Oakville Museum
    Register Now:
    http://login.icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=581&evt=LL-Standards8

    Missed a webinar? No problem! All previous webinars are online at the CMOG Standards Resources page of the OMA website.

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    CONSERVATION STANDARD

    7 Spaces left in CMS Artifacts

    August 26-28, 2013 at the Thunder Bay Museum

    This course offers an introduction to preventive conservation and is the pre-requisite for our Care of Collections course, which will be offered online in January 2014.

    Topics include:

    • Introduction to preventive conservation
    • Introduction to materials found in museum collections
    • Introduction to agents of deterioration
    • How to write a condition report
    • Artifact labeling methods
    • Artifact handling

    Spread the word! Minimum enrollment numbers must be reached to deliver this course in Thunder Bay, so please register as soon as possible!
    Download the registration form HERE.

    Questions about the Artifacts course or the CMS program? Contact Mary Collier, Professional Development Program Manager, pd@museumsontario.com.

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    Standards deadlines identified by the Ministry at Conference for the Governance and Finance Standards are:

    • June 28, 2013 - Seasonal museums with issues to be addressed in the Governance and/or Finance Standards must complete all work identified in the feedback form and submit supporting documentation to the Ministry.

    • October 31, 2013 – Museums with issues to be addressed in the other eight Standards must complete all work identified in the feedback form and submit supporting documentation to the Ministry.


    2013 OMA Awards of Excellence

    Nominations are now open for the 2013 OMA Awards of Excellence.

    What have you done that has inspired, engaged, pushed the envelope, shaken things up, made a difference? Let us know and get the recognition you deserve!

    Nominate yourself or someone else who is doing excellent work in the Ontario museum community that we should all know about.

    Award Categories include:

    • Excellence in Exhibitions
    • Excellence in Programs
    • Excellence in Community Engagement
    • Excellence in Publications
    • Excellence in Special Projects
    • Museum Benefactor Award of Excellence
    • Distinguished Career Award of Excellence
    • Promising Leadership Award of Excellence
    New this year, quick and easy online nomination forms. To complete your nomination, visit: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OMAAwardsofExcellence

    Nominations will be accepted until July 19, 2013.

    Each recipient receives a special OMA certificate, a beautiful sculpture by artist Charles Pachter, as well as our unique award of excellence badge for your website.

    Download the nomination package for category descriptions, guidelines, eligibility requirements and instructions.


    Member News

    Museum of Health Care at Kingston  

    Doors Open Ontario: Free Tours at the Museum of Health Care

    32 George St., Kingston, Ontario
    Saturday, June 22, 2013 10am-4pm

    The Ann Baillie Building National Historic Site was a student nurses' residence from 1904-1969. Since 1995, the building has housed the Museum of Health Care and its extensive collection of artefacts.
    Read more...

    More ONmuseums...

    Nothern Ontario

    Nothern Ontario

    Museum wants to hear Marathon stories
    June 18th, 2013 - The Chronicle Journal
    The Marathon District Museum is undertaking a hugely meaningful and important project. Museum Chantal Gingras, at the direction of the museum board...

    TIME CAPSULE; Museums not always looking to the past
    June 15th, 2013 - Timmins Press
    Museums in Canada welcome well over 59 million visitors a year – yes, that's what I said – 59 million (the Timmins Museum greeted 22,014 visitors in 2012!). There are well over 2,600 museums scattered around this country; over 800 of them can be found ...

    Central Ontario

    Central Ontario

    Hundreds show support for Marine&Rail Museum
    June 18th, 2013 - Owen Sound Sun Times
    About 350 people packed into a hall in Owen Sound Tuesday night to show support for keeping the city’s Marine & Rail Museum open. Before the event began, more than 1,500 signatures had been collected on...

    Grey Roots promoter honoured
    June 17th, 2013 - Owen Sound Sun Times
    A long-time supporter of preserving and promoting Grey County's heritage has been honoured at a recent Canadian Museums Association annual conference in Yukon. Delton Becker, a Grey County councillor for 24 years until 2006 and warden of the county...

    Canada Day Bash to be Bigger and Better
    June 13th, 2013 - The Meaford Independent
    Children will enjoy the Canada Day Story tent at the market, presented by the Meaford Public Library from 3:30 to 4:30. The Meaford Museum is open all...

    Eastern Ontario

    Eastern Ontario

    Centennial of Canadian Arctic Expedition spawns return voyage
    June 18th, 2013 - Nunatsiaq News
    David Gray stands beside an Arctic wolf that attacked Diamond Jenness on the Coppermine River in 1915 during the Canadian Arctic Expedition 1913-1918. Stuffed and mounted, it's now stored in the fur vault at the Canadian Museum of Nature's collections...

    Museum of Science and Technology needs $3.4M in 'critical’ Structural Repairs
    June 14th, 2013 - Ottawa Citizen
    The Canada Museum of Science and Technology urgently needs to make $3.4 million in major structural repairs to its 50-year-old building on St. Laurent ...

    Jungle theme at Museum
    June 13th, 2013 - EMC Stittsville/Richmond
    This is one of the monthly family craft days being hosted by the Goulbourn Museum throughout 2013. Previous ones have focused on rainbows (April) and mardi ...

    Southern Ontario

    Southern Ontario

    The new Living Wall at Clarke Museum ...
    June 17th, 2013
    Thank you to the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The new Living Wall was opened by John O'Toole MPP and Mayor Adrian Foster on Friday 14th June. Also a big...

    Christian Louboutin: Design Exchange Exhibit Opens June 21…
    June 14th, 2013
    The popular London exhibit celebrating the 20-year career of the iconic shoe designer makes its North American debut in Toronto. Get your tickets now....

    Southwest Ontario

    Southwest Ontario

    Buxton National Historic Site and Museum to memorialize Martin Luther King Jr.
    June 19th, 2013 - Toledo Blade
    Three memorial markers outside the Buxton National Historic Site and Museum commemorate Mr. King and detail the history behind the Canadian settlement.

    Museum expansion celebration
    June 13th, 2013 - EMC Perth
    With a forceful vision of much needed expansion, the curator of the museum, Alice Borrowman, guided the process of building an addition to accommodate the growing collection of pioneer and farming artifacts that are so treasured by the surrounding ...

    More... http://www.museumsontario.com/en/Whats_New_Archive_35/345.html


    OMA News

    The 2013 Tradeshow is over 80% sold out! Reserve today!

    Culture: Taking Charge #OMAConf2013

    CONFIRMED EXHIBITORS:

     
    CURRENCY MUSEUM
         
         

    Newly Confirmed Exhibitor!
     
         
         
     
         
         
     
         
         

     
     
         
         
     
         
         
     
         

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    Contact the OMA or download the Conference Exhibitor & Support form to reserve your tradeshow space! Spaces are reserved on a first come, first serve basis.

    “The OMA Tradeshow is well worth the cost of exhibiting and generates new business every year. It is a well-organized show and a must on our list!”
    Pierre Giguère, Director Sales and Marketing -
    Zone Display Cases

    Thank you to the following 2013 Conference partners for their support of Ontario's museum community:

    Markham Museum   Markham
         
     
         
     
         
         
     
         

    Want to support a concurrent or plenary session, a reception, or a break? Contact the OMA or download the Conference Exhibitor & Support form today and show your support for your Association and Ontario's museum sector!


    Job Postings

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    Standards Workshop Assistant (YCW)
    Deadline: June 28, 2013

    We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada (Youth Employment Strategy) through the Department of Canadian Heritage for the Young Canada Works Program

    Nous reconnaissons l’appui financier du gouvernement du Canada (Stratégie emploi jeunesse) par l’entremise du ministère du Patrimoine canadien pour le programme Jeunesse Canada au travail

    Canadian Heritage Canada

    A few of the job postings currently available at the OMA Website:

    Head of Exhibitions and Publications
    Gallery 44, Deadline: June 24, 2013
    http://www.museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6299

    Museum Cataloguer
    National Air Force Museum of Canada, Deadline: June 28, 2013
    http://www.museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6315

    Administrative Director
    Durham Art Gallery, Deadline: June 30, 2013
    http://www.museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6265

    Manager, Client Services
    Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation, Deadline: July 2, 2013
    http://www.museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6314

    Have a paid or volunteer position to fill? Looking for a Young Canada Works summer student or intern? Don't forget to advertise at the OMA Website and reach your audience - http://museumsontario.com/en/66


    Contribute to next week's Currently ONmuseums

    Currently ONmuseums is published Thursdays, deadline to submit content is Wednesday noon.

    WHAT "HAVE YOU HEARD"? Do you have "people" news that will interest OMA members? Please send it to us for inclusion in the next Currently ONmuseums.

    WHAT'S HAPPENING AT YOUR SITE? Share your photos as well as news, invitations, tips, achievements - even challenges - with the OMA, by including it in the next edition of Currently ONmuseums!

    Send all contributions to: communications@museumsontario.com


    Contact:
    Ontario Museum Association
    50 Baldwin Street
    Toronto, ON M5T 1L4
    Phone: 416-348-8672
    Toll-free in ON: 1-866-OMA-8672
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ONmuseums: CMS Artifacts opens June 17 + 2013 Tradeshow nearly sold out
 

June 13, 2013

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Tradeshow is nearly 70% sold out! Reserve today!

CMS Museums & the Community
The OMA was in Parry Sound for the CMS Course Museums & the Community, June 5 - 7. Course participants LtoR David Stasyna, ROM volunteer; Alex Meyers, Black Creek Pioneer Village; Jenna Jaworski, ROM volunteer; and Devon Taylor-Black, Scarborough Museum brainstorm community partners with Course Director Amy Barron (second from right). 


 

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CMS Course Artifacts opens June 17 at 9am

CONSERVATION / COLLECTIONS STANDARDS

The OMA is thrilled to be taking our Artifacts course to the North, August 26-28, 2013 at the Thunder Bay Museum.

This course offers an introduction to preventive conservation and is the pre-requisite for our Care of Collections course which will be offered online in January 2014.

Topics include:

  • Introduction to preventive conservation
  • Introduction to materials found in museum collections
  • Introduction to agents of deterioration
  • How to write a condition report
  • Artifact labeling methods
  • Artifact handling

Spread the word! Minimum enrollment numbers must be reached to deliver this course in Thunder Bay, so please register as soon as possible!
Download the registration form HERE.

Questions about the Artifacts course or the CMS program? Contact Mary Collier, Professional Development Program Manager, pd@museumsontario.com

Summer Series continues next week with Conservation 2.0!

Join the OMA and the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (MTCS) for
5 free lunch-time webinars on topics to assist museums in meeting the Conservation, Education & Interpretation, Exhibition and Physical Plant Standards for Community Museums in Ontario:

CONSERVATION STANDARD

Thursday, June 20, 2013
Conservation 2.0: A Good Practice Refresher (Conservation Standard)
Presenter: Fiona Graham, Conservator
Register Now:
http://login.icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=579&evt=LL-Standards6

Thursday, June 27, 2013
Climate Control: What Do You Really Need? (Conservation Standard)
Presenter: Fiona Graham, Conservator
Register Now:
http://login.icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=580&evt=LL-Standards7

EDUCATION & INTERPRETATION STANDARD

Thursday, July 4, 2013
What difference did that program make? Using outcomes-based planning and evaluation to design and measure the success of museum programs and special events (Education & Interpretation Standard).
Presenter: M. Christine Castle
Register Now:
http://login.icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=605&evt=LL-Standards9

EXHIBITION STANDARD

Thursday, July 18, 2013
What difference did that exhibit make? Using outcomes-based planning and evaluation to design and measure the success of museum exhibitions (Exhibition Standard).
Presenter: M. Christine Castle
Register Now:
http://login.icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=606&evt=LL-Standards10

PHYSICAL PLANT STANDARD

Thursday, August 22, 2013
Emergency and Disaster Plans and Maintenance Manuals (Physical Plant Standard)
Presenter: Bill Nesbitt, Supervisor, Oakville Museum
Register Now:
http://login.icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=581&evt=LL-Standards8

Missed a webinar? No problem! All previous webinars are online at the CMOG Standards Resources page of the OMA website.

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Standards deadlines identified by the Ministry at Conference for the Governance and Finance Standards are:

  • June 28, 2013 - Seasonal museums with issues to be addressed in the Governance and/or Finance Standards must complete all work identified in the feedback form and submit supporting documentation to the Ministry.

  • October 31, 2013 – Museums with issues to be addressed in the other eight Standards must complete all work identified in the feedback form and submit supporting documentation to the Ministry. 

Other Learning and Resources

iSchool

OMA Members invited to iSchool talk

OMA members are invited to an upcoming talk (June 20th) at the iSchool, University of Toronto, featuring speakers from the Canadian Museum of Human Rights and Guatemala, discussing the role of museums within reconciliation and human rights.

The event is free and open to all. http://www.ischool.utoronto.ca/events/2013/genocide-and-human-rights-guatemala-unearthing-truth


Ontario News

Culture Days


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Timber Village Museum

 

Culture Days Heritage info session
When: Tuesday 18 June 2013, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Presented by Ontario Culture Days and the Ontario Museum Association, in collaboration with the Timber Village Museum, this information webinar is for individuals and organizations from the heritage sector wishing to participate in the fourth annual Culture Days weekend (September 27, 28 and 29, 2013).

During this webinar, Ontario Culture Days staff, the OMA and Ashley Young, Curator / Manager of the Timber Village Museum in Blind River, will share with participants the tools, tips and resources available to help increase the impact and success of their Culture Days activities.

Click HERE to register.


Canada News

Canada

Canadian Heritage

 

New initiatives to support Canada's History and Canadian Heritage program changes announced

On June 11, 2013, the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, announced a number of initiatives to encourage Canadians, especially youth, to learn their history and heritage, including a new Canada History Fund and starting in 2013, Canada History Week.

New initiatives announced include:

• A Canada History Fund will connect youth to their history through the first ever Government of Canada History Awards, which will honour outstanding students and teachers who show an interest in celebrating Canadian history. The Canada History Fund will also provide increased funding for the Memory Project and the production of new Heritage Minutes.

Five existing programs at Canadian Heritage including the Museums Assistance Program and Virtual Museum of Canada will be strengthened to improve access to funding for local organizations that wish to promote Canadian history in their communities, including local museums and youth groups.

Beginning in 2013, July 1 to 7 will become Canada History Week. Starting on Canada Day, this week is an opportunity for Canadians to learn more about their history through local and national activities and events.

To learn more about these initiatives, see the Canadian Heritage media release Backgrounder section HERE.

“Canadians want to know more about our history, and these new measures will make our history more accessible to all Canadians, particularly our youth,” said Minister Moore. “This is especially important as we approach Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017, which provides an unprecedented opportunity to celebrate our history and the achievements that contributed to the united, strong, and free Canada we know today.”

Minister Moore
Minister Moore announced new initiatives to promote Canadian history on June 11, 2013 at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, soon to be renamed the Canadian Museum of History.

Related Coverage:
Country in jeopardy if Canadians don't know their history, says minister
June 11, 2013 - The Windsor Star

Ottawa veut promouvoir l'histoire canadienne
11 juin, 2013 - La Presse

 


 

Member News

Peterborough Museum & Archives  

MP Dean Del Mastro Announces Investment in the Peterborough Museum and Archives

May 24, 2013 - Dean Del Mastro, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister and to the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Member of Parliament (Peterborough) announced a Government of Canada investment in the Corporation of the City of Peterborough for upgrades to the Peterborough Museum and Archives.

"Through the lower level renovations, the museum will be able to increase its capacity to care for its collections, while encouraging learning and scholarship in a non-conventional setting," said Susan Neale, Museum Director, Peterborough Museum and Archives. "The renovated museum will improve Peterborough's public image to visitors from across the globe! With the support of the Government of Canada, the Peterborough Museum and Archives will head down a new and exciting road!" Read more...

   
City of Toronto Historic Sites  

War of 1812 Festival at Fort York
Saturday & Sunday, June 15 & 16

Experience period food, music and entertainment. See military tactical demonstrations by some of the best re-enactment units in Canada. FREE.

Indigenous Arts Festival @ Fort York
Thursday, June 20 to Saturday, June 22.
Times vary each day. Free admission.

Fort York's 1812 Bicentennial celebrations continue with three-day Indigenous Arts Festival at Fort York.

Learn more.

   
Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame  

Join the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame on June 29

Attend the 2013 Induction Ceremony at 11am for Toronto Blue Jays legend George Bell, Montreal Expos icon Tim Raines, 19-year professional Rob Ducey, Blue Jays legendary broadcaster Tom Cheek and British Columbia baseball hero Nat Bailey. For more information about Induction Weekend click HERE.

After the Ceremony enjoy our famous BBQ lunch and then join the Toronto Blue Jays Honda Instructional Clinic starting at 2pm. You MUST pre-register so don't miss this great opportunity to learn from the best! Register HERE.

More ONmuseums...

Nothern Ontario

Nothern Ontario

Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site Discovery Centre ...
June 11, 2013 - LOCAL2 Sault Ste. Marie
It is with great pleasure that the Historic Sites Board of Sault Ste. Marie announces it has received the necessary funding and City Council approval to ...

Slices of life from 1916
June 7, 2013 - Timmins Press
2 — “Lost – last Thursday night, New Year's Eve; brown horse, in Timmins; ... Karen Bachmann is the director/curator of the Timmins Museum and a local ... 

Central Ontario

Central Ontario

Owen Sound Seeks Ideas for Waterfront
June 11, 2013 - Bayshore Broadcasting News Centre
While a group of residents wants to revive the Marine and Rail museum in the ... Owen Sound Economic and Tourism Manager Steve Furness says the city issued ...

OMAH changes unveiled to public - Orillia Packet and TimesJune 7, 2013
The opening reception for the Orillia Museum of Art and History was well received by the many in attendance, Thursday night. TRAVIS PERSAUD - Special to ...

Eastern Ontario

Eastern Ontario 

Explore our frozen north
June 11, 2013 - Halifax News Net
The travelling exhibit, produced in partnership with the Canadian Science and Technology Museum, uses artifacts and audio-visual presentations to examine ...

An ink-dipped pen and a tripensee what? | Local | News | The ...
June 9, 2013
Here at the Frontenac County Schools Museum in downtown Barriefield, the calendar pages fly in reverse to the pioneering days of education in Ontario.

Rare Champlain historic document on display for the first time at the Canadian ...
June 7, 2013 - Art Daily
A newly discovered baptismal record for Samuel de Champlain is being shown in public for the first time from May 29 until August 25, 2013 at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. This is the document's only Canadian venue and it will return to France at ...

Southern Ontario

Southern Ontario

David Bowie exhibit heading to Toronto's AGO
June 11, 2013 - CBC.ca
The David Bowie exhibit that has Londoners flocking to the Victoria and Albert Museum is coming to the Art Gallery of Ontario this fall. The AGO announced Tuesday that the exhibit of 300 objects from the singer's personal archives would open in Toronto ...

Hands-on projects help inspire the public
June 11, 2013 - MetroNews Canada
TRCA is one of the largest landowners in the region, with more than 44000 acres of protected green space, including Black Creek Pioneer Village, ...

Canadian rug design firm recognises World Day Against Child Labour
June 11, 2013 - Carpet and Flooring Review Magazine
In mounting this ambitious project, Creative Matters will partner with the Textile Museum of Canada, as well as international non-profit organisation Label ...

Southwest Ontario

Southwest Ontario

LETTER: Museum looking for storytellers from homefront during ...
June 5, 2013 - Huron News Now
My name is Ashley Daniels-Bobiwash and I am a summer student at the Huron County Museum and Historic Gaol. I am working on an exhibit about what life was ...

Museums Assistance Program 2013 - Homer Watson House & Gallery
June 9, 2013
Museums Assistance Program 2013 | Homer Watson House & Gallery Awarded. THANK YOU! Homer Watson House & Gallery is excited to ...


OMA News

Another great CMS course at a great museum!

CMS Museums & the Community
Mary Collier, OMA PD Program Manager, addresses participants in the Museums & the Community Course.

The OMA recently delivered the Museums & the Community CMS course at the Museum on Tower Hill in Parry Sound, June 5-7, 2013. Course Director Amy Barron took the participants through interesting discussions about identifying, engaging and working with communities. Guest speakers included Glen Hodgson, Board Chair of the Museum on Tower Hill and Tammy Adkin, Manager of Guelph Museums. Museum on Tower Hill Curator/Manager Nadine Hammond gave a site tour and made everyone feel very welcome.

Join us for the next CMS Course, Artifacts, and follow our adventures on twitter @museumsontario, #omapdtweet.

Congratulations to our latest CMS Graduates!


L to R: Georgia Sifton, Elgin County Museum; Alicia Floyd, St. Catharines Museum; Michelle Ridout, Scarborough Museums; Lara Javalyn, Grey Roots Museum & Archives; Mary Collier.

The 2013 Tradeshow is nearly 70% sold out! Reserve today!

Culture: Taking Charge #OMAConf2013

CONFIRMED EXHIBITORS:

 
CURRENCY MUSEUM
     
     

 
 
     
     
 
     
     
 
     
     

 
 
 
     
     
 
     
     
 
     

Newly Confirmed Exhibitor!
 
     
 
     
 

Contact the OMA or download the Conference Exhibitor & Support form to reserve your tradeshow space! Spaces are reserved on a first come, first serve basis.

“The OMA Tradeshow is well worth the cost of exhibiting and generates new business every year. It is a well-organized show and a must on our list!”
Pierre Giguère, Director Sales and Marketing -
Zone Display Cases

Thank you to the following 2013 Conference partners for their support of Ontario's museum community:

Markham Museum   Markham
     
 
     
 
     
     
 
     

Want to support a concurrent or plenary session, a reception, or a break? Contact the OMA or download the Conference Exhibitor & Support form today and show your support for your Association and Ontario's museum sector!


Job Postings

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Standards Workshop Assistant (YCW)
Deadline: June 28, 2013

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada (Youth Employment Strategy) through the Department of Canadian Heritage for the Young Canada Works Program

Nous reconnaissons l’appui financier du gouvernement du Canada (Stratégie emploi jeunesse) par l’entremise du ministère du Patrimoine canadien pour le programme Jeunesse Canada au travail

Canadian Heritage Canada

A few of the job postings currently available at the OMA Website:

Curatorial Assistant
National Gallery of Canada, Deadline: June 17, 2013
http://www.museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6298

Supervisor/Curator Art Gallery & Education Services
Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives, Deadline: June 17, 2013
http://www.museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6282

Curator
Halton Region Museum, Deadline: June 20, 2013
http://www.museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6303

Educator/Interpreter
Museums of Burlington, Deadline: June 22, 2013
http://www.museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6291

Have a paid or volunteer position to fill? Looking for a Young Canada Works summer student or intern? Don't forget to advertise at the OMA Website and reach your audience - http://museumsontario.com/en/66


Have You Heard?

Julia Fielding Julia Fielding is the "new" Executive Director of the Clarington Museums and Archives. Since February 2013, Julia has managed Clarington's 3 sites, an Edwardian House, an archives, exhibition and offices building and a school house dating from 1878 called Clarke Museum. Julia came to the Museum from Harbourfront Centre as their Head of Education and has worked at the National Railway Museum and London Transport Museum in the UK – so has a soft spot for all things transport!
 
Kevin Puddister

Kevin Puddister has been appointed curator of the Dundas Museum & Archives, after serving as the museum's collections manager for the past 3½ years. Kevin says of his new role: “I’m grateful to the individuals who worked hard to develop this museum and give me this opportunity. As I look to the immediate future, I’m excited about capitalizing on the possibilities that are arising from our renovation and expansion.”

 
Erin Rutherford

The Art Gallery of Mississauga has hired Erin Rutherford as Assistant Curator. Erin holds a M.A. in Art History from Carleton University, a Post-Graduate Certificate in Museum Management and Curatorship from Fleming College, and a B.A. in Classical Civilizations, Philosophy and Anthropology from the University of Toronto. Read more...


Welcome, and welcome back, to our many new and renewing members!

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Minister Moore introduces new Canadian History initiatives, strengthens Canadian Heritage programs
 

OMA e-News Alert
Toronto - June 11, 2013

The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, introduced initiatives this morning to help promote Canadian history, including "Five existing programs at Canadian Heritage will be strengthened to improve access to funding for local organizations that wish to promote Canadian history in their communities, including local museums and youth groups."

For Ontario museums, existing programs that will be strengthened include:

Museums Assistance Program
"The Museums Assistance Program will make it easier for institutions to create and share history exhibits by eliminating the requirement that they must circulate beyond their province or territory of origin. The program will also support museums, including small museums that wish to borrow objects for exhibition from the national collection of the future Canadian Museum of History."

Virtual Museum of Canada
"The Virtual Museum of Canada (VMC) will fund 2017-themed online exhibits and podcasts through its Virtual Exhibits Investment Program. The VMC will also renew its Teachers' Centre to make lesson plans accessible through tools such as tablets and smart boards, and add new historical content for teachers and students.
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For all program updates and initiatives introduced by Minister Moore, read the Department of Canadian Heritage media release: http://www.pch.gc.ca/eng/1370873738331/1370873756081

Minister Moore
Minister Moore announces new measures to promote Canadian history on June 11, 2013.

The Ontario Museum Association attended the announcement, which took place at the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Gatineau, soon to be renamed the Canadian Museum of History. The OMA supports measures that will encourage museums to partner with each other across the country, including the Canadian Museum of History.

Contact:
Marie Lalonde
Executive Director
Ontario Museum Association
50 Baldwin Street
Toronto, ON M5T 1L4
Phone: 416-348-8672
Toll-free in ON: 1-866-OMA-8672
Fax: 416-348-0438
mlalonde@museumsontario.com
www.museumsontario.com

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ONmuseums: Summer Series Kicks Off + OMAConf2013 Call for Proposals Closes Tomorrow
 

June 6, 2013

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Summer Series
148 individuals participated in the May 30 Deaccessioning webinar, the first of 6 in the The Learning Lab Summer Series. (LtoR Trish Popkin, OMA Trillium Project Manager; Elka Weinstein, MTCS Museum and Heritage Advisor; Richard Gerrard, City of Toronto; Cathy Blackbourn, MTCS Museum and Heritage Advisor; Mary Collier, OMA PD Program Manager).

OMA PD

OMA 2013 Annual Conference Call for Proposals closes tomorrow!

Culture: Taking Charge #OMAConf2013

One day left! Take advantage of this opportunity to share your stories and experiences with Ontario's museum community.

Download the Call for Proposals form or submit your proposal online HERE on this year's theme of Culture: Taking Charge / Culture: prise en charge

Submit your proposals for a panel discussion, a presentation, a debate or something entirely different by June 7, 2013 contributing to one of the following streams:

  • Navigating Governance: Operations, Re-interpreting Policy, Negotiating Administration from the Cultural Perspective, Revenue Generation Board Membership

     
  • Leading Change: Collections, Visitor Engagement, Engaging Staff, Experimentation, Innovation, Programming

     
  • Forging our Path: Shaping our workforce, Career “Pathing”, Succession Planning, Professional Development, Mid-Career and Senior Professionals, Emerging Museum Professionals (EMP), Fulfilling Volunteering

Thank you to the following 2013 Conference partners for their support of Ontario's museum community:

Markham Museum   Markham
     
 
     
 
     
     
 
     

Want to support a concurrent or plenary session, a reception, or a break? Contact the OMA or download the Conference Exhibitor & Support form today and show your support for your Association and Ontario's museum sector!

The 2013 Tradeshow is nearly 70% sold out! Reserve today!

CONFIRMED EXHIBITORS:

 
CURRENCY MUSEUM
     
     

Newly Confirmed Exhibitor!
 
     
     
 
     
     
 
     
     

 
 
Newly Confirmed Exhibitor!
     
     
 
     
     
 
     

Newly Confirmed Exhibitor!
 
     
 
     
   

Contact the OMA or download the Conference Exhibitor & Support form to reserve your tradeshow space! Spaces are reserved on a first come, first serve basis.

“The OMA Tradeshow is well worth the cost of exhibiting and generates new business every year. It is a well-organized show and a must on our list!”
Pierre Giguère, Director Sales and Marketing -
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The Learning Lab Summer Series kicks off in a big way!

Richard Gerard The Learning Lab Summer Series kicked off Thursday, May 30, 2013 with Deaccessioning. Over 140 individuals from across Ontario participated in this webinar that covered ethics, risks, laws, restrictions, methods of disposal and roles and responsibilities related to the proper deaccessioning of collection objects. Visit the OMA website's CMOG Resources page for the presentation slides and video archive and the Introduction to the Deaccession & Disposal of Collections tip-sheet.

Richard Gerrard joined the City of Toronto Museum Services in 1988 as Registrar. In 2010 he was seconded as the City's Historian for the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. Prior to this he was a field archaeologist for eight years working in Ontario and the Canadian arctic. He has lectured on digital information management, artefact identification and authentication, and collations management at the University of Victoria and the University of Toronto. He is currently editing a book of first-person accounts of the 1813 Battle of York

Join the OMA and the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (MTCS) for the following 5 lunch-time webinars on topics to assist museums in meeting the Conservation, Education & Interpretation, Exhibition and Physical Plant Standards for Community Museums in Ontario:

CONSERVATION STANDARD

Thursday, June 20, 2013
Conservation 2.0: A Good Practice Refresher (Conservation Standard)
Presenter: Fiona Graham, Conservator
Register Now:
http://login.icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=579&evt=LL-Standards6

Thursday, June 27, 2013
Climate Control: What Do You Really Need? (Conservation Standard)
Presenter: Fiona Graham, Conservator
Register Now:
http://login.icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=580&evt=LL-Standards7

EDUCATION & INTERPRETATION STANDARD

Thursday, July 4, 2013
What difference did that program make? Using outcomes-based planning and evaluation to design and measure the success of museum programs and special events (Education & Interpretation Standard).
Presenter: M. Christine Castle
Register Now:
http://login.icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=605&evt=LL-Standards9

EXHIBITION STANDARD

Thursday, July 18, 2013
What difference did that exhibit make? Using outcomes-based planning and evaluation to design and measure the success of museum exhibitions (Exhibition Standard).
Presenter: M. Christine Castle
Register Now:
http://login.icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=606&evt=LL-Standards10

PHYSICAL PLANT STANDARD

Thursday, August 22, 2013
Emergency and Disaster Plans and Maintenance Manuals (Physical Plant Standard)
Presenter: Bill Nesbitt, Supervisor, Oakville Museum
Register Now:
http://login.icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=581&evt=LL-Standards8

.Missed a webinar? No problem! All previous webinars are online at the CMOG Standards Resources page of the OMA website.

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Standards deadlines identified by the Ministry at Conference for the Governance and Finance Standards are:

  • June 28, 2013 - Seasonal museums with issues to be addressed in the Governance and/or Finance Standards must complete all work identified in the feedback form and submit supporting documentation to the Ministry.

  • October 31, 2013 – Museums with issues to be addressed in the other eight Standards must complete all work identified in the feedback form and submit supporting documentation to the Ministry.

Other PD Opportunities and Resources

Canada Science and Technology Museum

Reading Artifacts Summer Institute 2013
August 19-23, 2013

REGISTRATION DEADLINE FRIDAY JUNE 14, 2013
This week long intensive session held at the Canada Science and Technology Museum introduces participants to the use of artifacts as a documentary source for their museum work.

 
Imagine Canada

Registration for Imagine Canada’s Free Webinar on the Standards Program now open
June 20, 2013

A free webinar session hosted for organizations interested in learning more about Imagine Canada's Standards Program.

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Ontario News

Canadian Museum of Civilization  

400e anniversaire de présence francophone en Ontario !

"Le Musée des civilisations fête le 400e anniversaire du périple de Champlain dans l'Outaouais

Créée pour souligner le 400e anniversaire du voyage de Champlain dans l’Outaouais, l’exposition Champlain, le premier témoignage, sera présentée du 29 mai 2013 au 27 avril 2014.

Pour l’occasion, les Archives départementales de la Charente-Maritime, en France, ont bien voulu prêter au Musée canadien des civilisations ce qu’on croit être l’authentique baptistaire de Champlain. Récemment retrouvé, le précieux document, que le public n’a encore jamais vu, sera exposé au Musée du 29 mai au 25 août 2013." Pour en savoir plus...

     

Drapeau Franco Ontarien

SFOPHO

 

Le 4 juin 2013, avait lieu Aventure Champlain à l’Île Petrie, un événement à grand déploiement, organisé par la Société franco-ontarienne du patrimoine et de l’histoire d’Orléans (SFOPHO), en collaboration avec les conseils scolaires francophones, les organismes communautaires et plusieurs entreprises de la région, y compris les Caisses Desjardins, en vue de célébrer le 400e anniversaire du passage de Samuel de Champlain à Ottawa-Gatineau il y a 400 ans, c’est-à-dire, le 4 juin 1613.

L’occasion fut un grand succès, et célébrait les 400 ans de présence francophone en Ontario. La SFOPHO remercie tous ses collaborateurs ainsi que tous les partenaires, notamment, la Fondation Trillium de l’Ontario, Patrimoine canadien, et la Ville d’Ottawa.
Champlain

     
Canadian Museum of Civilization  

Celebrating 400 years of francophone presence in Ontario!

"Museum of Civilization commemorates the 400th anniversary of Champlain's journey up the Ottawa River

Commemorative events will include the display Champlain, the First Account, which will be presented from May 29, 2013 until April 27, 2014.

And to commemorate the occasion, the Departmental Archives in Charente-Maritime, France, has kindly loaned what is widely believed to be Champlain’s authentic baptismal certificate to the Museum. Recently discovered, this rare artifact that has never been seen by the public will be on view from May 29 to August 25, 2013."

Read more...

Learn more about Samuel de Champlain and his Baptismal record, now on display at the Canadian Museum of Civilization [ PDFs ].

   

Ontario

 

Ontario Celebrates Tourism Week

From June 10 to 16, the government of Ontario is encouraging everyone to take advantage of Ontario's attractions by increasing the promotion of their information centres and travel tools, including Ontario's official tourism website, ontariotravel.net, that receives 2 million visits a year - Read more...

Don't forget! ontariotravel.net links directly to museumsontario.ca

Update your public listing and be discovered!
http://members.museumsontario.ca

Discover Ontario Museums!Download the ONmuseums iPhone App

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Canada News

Heritage Canada  

Canadian Museum of History Act debated in Parliament - passed Second Reading

On May 22, 28 and 29, 2013, Members of Parliament debated Bill C-49, an Act to amend the Museums Act in order to establish the Canadian Museum of History. (Click on dates for Hansard)

The Bill passed second Reading on May 29, 2013 and was referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage.

   

FCM

 

Minister Moore delivers speech at FCM Annual Conference

In a speech delivered at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) on May 31, 2013 at the Vancouver Convention Centre, the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages spoke of the amendment to the Museums Act leading up to Canada's 150th birthday, and how it relates to museums across Canada.

Minister Moore stated that this legislation will move forward with a new mandate for the Canadian Museum of History with a focus exclusively on Canadian history. The new national museum will enter into partnerships with museums across the country and local museums in all communities will be able to sign an MOU (memorandum of understanding) to become an official partner, granting them access to the museum's collections.

In response to Minister Moore's speech, FCM President Karen Leibovici noted that FCM "welcomed Minister Moore's pledge today to partner with municipal leaders to celebrate Canada's history in the lead up to the country's 150th anniversary in 2017". Read the full response...

Member News

OMN  

Ottawa Museum Network announces Inquiring Minds initiative, promotes Museum Connexion Card for Father's day

The Inquiring Minds program provides teachers with the opportunity to move their classroom into one of the OMNs 10 member museums - bringing their classroom into the community for a full week. This encourages inquiry-based learning, problem solving as well as new approaches to critical thinking for students as they interact with artefacts and experts at each museum. Read more...

The OMN's Connexion Card offers visitors and their families a pass to OMN member museums and a subscription to the Connexion e-newsletter - a great Father's day gift idea! Read more...

   

BCM&CC

 

 

Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre invites you to enter the "Imaginarium Place"

Grand Opening event - Saturday, June 22, 2013
RSVP by June 17, 2013 - 1 (519) 797-2080

The Imaginarium Place
June 24 – September 2, 2013

Read more...

   

Canadian Museum of Civilization

 

 

Technical Equipment Sale

The Canadian Museum of Civilization will be selling technical equipment (sound, lighting and audio-visual) on Thursday, June 20, 2013: 9 to 5 p.m.

For more information, email to Hanna Walesiak – hanna.walesiak@civilisations.ca

More ONmuseums...

Nothern Ontario

Nothern Ontario

Book Launch - Welcome to the Lake of the Woods Museum
June 4, 2013
The Lake of the Woods Museum will be hosting local poet Diane Clarke as she launches her new book of poetry Lake of the Woods Seasons. Join us for an ...

Museum offering weekly tea time
30 May, 2013 - Fort Frances Times
By Duane Hicks The Fort Frances Museum will be doing its part to participate in “Market Thursdays,” serving up tea and scones starting today.

Central Ontario

Central Ontario

Peterborough's classic Canadiana attractions
June 4, 2013 - Ottawa Citizen
It resides at Peterborough's Canadian Canoe Museum, as does legendary canoeist and filmmaker Bill Mason's red canoe, plus many birchbark craft – and even a ...

Emancipation Festival - Grey Roots Museum & Archives
May 30, 2013
Emancipation Festival. August 02, 2013 - August 04, 2013. Emancipation Festival . Join us in celebrating the journey of our ancestors within the Underground ...

Eastern Ontario

Eastern Ontario

Experience Aboriginal History Month at the Canadian Museum of Civilization
June 4, 2013 - Ottawa Start (press release)
Experience the cultures of Canada's First Peoples during National Aboriginal History Month at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. Make June your month to connect with the songs and stories, history and present day of the Peoples who have inhabited ...

Currency Museum packs up ahead of Bank of Canada renovation
June 3, 2013 - CBC.ca
The Bank of Canada began packing up some of its history Monday as it moves its 40-year-old Ottawa head office into the modern era. The $460-million modernization of the bank's head office at 234 Wellington St. is slated to begin in 2014 and finish in 2016.

Southern Ontario

Southern Ontario

Pickering says thank you to exceptional citizens
June 3, 2013 - durhamregion.com
Vice-chair of the City of Pickering's Accessibility Advisory Committee, volunteer with the Terry Fox Foundation...

Art, culture programs at PAMA
June 2 , 2013 - Brampton Guardian
BRAMPTON— This year, try something new with the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives' (PAMA) art and culture programs. Explore your creative side— whether ...

Local singer to help honour Canadian poet
May 31, 2013 - Delta-Optimist
Hurst has been invited to perform music from her CD Faithfully Yours: Ballads of E. Pauline Johnson at a ceremony at the Chiefswood National Historic Site ...

Southwest Ontario

Southwest Ontario

An educational, fun camp for kids this summer
June 3, 2013 - Delhi News Record
By Sarah Doktor, Delhi News-Record SARAH DOKTOR Delhi News-Record Nicole Lambrecht, program coordinator with the Delhi Tobacco Museum and Heritage Centre's ...

Elgin County Railway Museum opens for summer season
June 1, 2013
Dave Greve and daughter Amy of Woodstock make their way down a railway track with a gas-powered 1952 Fairmont M9 motor car, which track inspectors used ...

Out of the Vault: Inside Museum London's Archives - London ...
June 1, 2013
Out of the Vault: Inside Museum London's Archives. Out of the Vault: Inside Museum London's Archives explores the underground vaults at Museum London, ...


Job Postings

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Development Assistant (Canada Summer Job) [ PDF ]
Deadline June 7, 2013

Standards Workshop Assistant (YCW)
Deadline: June 28, 2013

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada (Youth Employment Strategy) through the Department of Canadian Heritage for the Young Canada Works Program

Nous reconnaissons l’appui financier du gouvernement du Canada (Stratégie emploi jeunesse) par l’entremise du ministère du Patrimoine canadien pour le programme Jeunesse Canada au travail

Canadian Heritage Canada

A few of the job postings currently available at the OMA Website:

Gallery Shop Manager
Museum London - Deadline: June 10, 2013
http://www.museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6283

Supervisor/Curator Art Gallery & Education Services
Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) - Deadline: June 17, 2013
http://www.museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6282

Bilingual Visitor Services Officer
The Welland Historical Museum - Deadline: June 21, 2013
http://www.museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6273

RFP for Governance, Strategic Plan and Operations Plan Consultation
Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum - Deadline: July 5, 2013
http://www.museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6256

Have a paid or volunteer position to fill? Looking for a Young Canada Works summer student or intern? Don't forget to advertise at the OMA Website and reach your audience - http://museumsontario.com/en/66


Have You Heard?

On May 24, 2013, the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, announced that Hervé Déry will be the interim Librarian and Archivist of Canada until an appointment is made. Since March 2012, Mr. Déry has been the Assistant Deputy Minister and Corporate Secretary, Policy and Collaboration Sector, at Library and Archives Canada. Read more...

Contribute to next week's Currently ONmuseums

Currently ONmuseums is published Thursdays, deadline to submit content is Wednesday noon.

WHAT "HAVE YOU HEARD"? Do you have "people" news that will interest OMA members? Please send it to us for inclusion in the next Currently ONmuseums

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT YOUR SITE? Share your photos as well as news, invitations, tips, achievements - even challenges - with the OMA, by including it in the next edition of Currently ONmuseums!

Send all contributions to: communications@museumsontario.com


Contact:
Ontario Museum Association
50 Baldwin Street
Toronto, ON M5T 1L4
Phone: 416-348-8672
Toll-free in ON: 1-866-OMA-8672
Fax: 416-348-0438
oma@museumsontario.com
www.museumsontario.com
Connect with the OMA on Facebook Follow the OMA on Twitter See OMA Videos on YouTube Discover Ontario Museums! Download the ON Museums iPhone App

 

ONmuseums: 6 Free Webinars + A few more jobs
 

May 30, 2013

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Culture: Taking Charge
One week left to submit a proposal

OMA PD

Outcomes Workshop Update

Unfortunately, the Outcomes-Based Program Planning & Evaluation workshop scheduled for June 17, 2013 in North Bay has been cancelled due to low enrollment.

Fortunately, you will still have an opportunity to get a taste of outcomes-based program planning and evaluation with M. Christine Castle at our two upcoming webinars on July 4th and July 18th, 2013. They’re FREE and you will receive a handy WORKBOOK!

Click here for more information.

Break out the sandwiches, we’re back!

Learning Lab Summer Series Update

The Learning Lab
Cathy Blackbourn, MTCS Museum and Heritage Advisor (centre) and Carrie Brooks-Joiner, Carrie Brooks-Joiner & Associates (right), join Mary Collier, OMA PD Program Manager in The Learning Lab February 28 to deliver the webinar on board roles and responsibilities.

The Thursday lunch hour webinars are back for the summer, starting today with Deaccessioning, presented by Richard Gerrard of the City of Toronto.

Join the OMA and the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (MTCS) for the next 6 webinars on topics to assist museums in meeting the Standards for Community Museums in Ontario. These webinars are:

  • FREE!
  • Recorded so that you can watch them again and again or share them with colleagues
  • Presented by experts in the field AND your Museum and Heritage Advisors
  • Interactive – ask your burning questions through the chat feature!

Register online for:

Today, 12:00 to 1:15pm
Deaccessioning

Presenter: Richard Gerrard
Register Now:
http://login.icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=566&evt=LL-Standards5

Thursday, June 20, 2013
Conservation 2.0: A Good Practice Refresher (Conservation Standard)
Presenter: Fiona Graham, Conservator
Register Now:
http://login.icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=579&evt=LL-Standards6

Thursday, June 27, 2013
Climate Control: What Do You Really Need? (Conservation Standard)
Presenter: Fiona Graham, Conservator
Register Now:
http://login.icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=580&evt=LL-Standards7

NEW! Thursday, July 4, 2013
What difference did that program make? Using outcomes-based planning and evaluation to design and measure the success of museum programs and special events (Education & Interpretation Standard).
Presenter: M. Christine Castle
Register Now:
http://login.icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=605&evt=LL-Standards9

NEW! Thursday, July 18, 2013
What difference did that exhibit make? Using outcomes-based planning and evaluation to design and measure the success of museum exhibitions (Exhibition Standard).
Presenter: M. Christine Castle
Register Now:
http://login.icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=606&evt=LL-Standards10

Thursday, August 22, 2013
Emergency and Disaster Plans and Maintenance Manuals (Physical Plant Standard)
Presenter: Bill Nesbitt, Supervisor, Oakville Museum
Register Now:
http://login.icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=581&evt=LL-Standards8

Missed a webinar? No problem! All previous webinars are online at the CMOG Standards Resources page of the OMA website.

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Standards deadlines identified by the Ministry at Conference are:

  • June 28, 2013 - Seasonal museums with issues to be addressed in the Governance and/or Finance Standards must complete all work identified in the feedback form and submit supporting documentation to the Ministry.

  • October 31, 2013 – Museums with issues to be addressed in the other eight Standards must complete all work identified in the feedback form and submit supporting documentation to the Ministry.


Only one week left to submit you proposal for OMAConf2013!

Culture: Taking Charge #OMAConf2013

Culture: Taking Charge / Culture: prise en charge
Join in the celebration of success in Ontario museums and the future advancement of the cultural sector!

Share your Stories and Experiences!
Submit your proposals for a panel discussion, a presentation or even an Ingite topic by June 7, 2013 based on one of the following streams:
Ignite

  • Navigating Governance: Operations, Re-interpreting Policy, Negotiating Administration from the Cultural Perspective, Revenue Generation Board Membership

     
  • Leading Change: Collections, Visitor Engagement, Engaging Staff, Experimentation, Innovation, Programming

     
  • Forging our Path: Shaping our workforce, Career “Pathing”, Succession Planning, Professional Development, Mid-Career and Senior Professionals, Emerging Museum Professionals (EMP), Fulfilling Volunteering

Download the Call for Proposals form or submit your proposal online HERE.

Get inspired! Check out what your colleagues have presented in recent years!

Youth EngagementYouth Invasion!Outside the Box
View all 2012 Presentations

High School History: Blog Your Way to an A+Ignite

Let us know what you have planned! Although session proposals will be reviewed and approved by the Conference Program Committee, OMA staff members are happy to discuss your ideas. Contact us at 416-348-8672, toll-free at 1-866-OMA-8672, or by email at conference@museumsontario.com.

Thank you to the following 2013 Conference partners for their support of Ontario's museum community:

Markham Museum   Markham
     
 
     
 
     
     
 
     

Want to support a concurrent or plenary session, a reception, or a break? Contact the OMA or download the Conference Exhibitor & Support form today and show your support for your Association and Ontario's museum sector!

The 2013 Tradshow is over 50% sold out! Reserve today!

CONFIRMED EXHIBITORS:

 
CURRENCY MUSEM
     
 
     
 
     
 
Newly Confirmed Exhibitor!
     

Newly Confirmed Exhibitor!
 
     
 
     
 
     
 

Contact the OMA or download the Conference Exhibitor & Support form to reserve your tradeshow space! Spaces are reserved on a first come, first serve basis.

“The OMA Tradeshow is well worth the cost of exhibiting and generates new business every year. It is a well-organized show and a must on our list!”
Pierre Giguère, Director Sales and Marketing -
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Other PD Opportunities and Resources

ACCA  

New Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act Webinar presented by Arts Consultants Canada/ Consultants canadiens en arts (ACCA)

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 3:30 – 5:30 PM EDT

For more information and to register, visit http://www.artsconsultants.ca/en


Ontario News

Ontario  

Grants Ontario System unavailable 6:00p.m. Friday May 31 to 6:00p.m. Saturday June 1, 2013

On behalf of the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration and the Ministry of Tourism Culture and Sport:

Please be advised that due to infrastructure upgrades the Grants Ontario Database will be unavailable from 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 31, 2013 to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2013.

   

Ontario

 

Established in 1973, the Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship honours Ontarians who, through exceptional long-term efforts, have made outstanding contributions to their communities.

Recipients will be presented with their medal by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario at a special ceremony at Queen's Park in the Fall of 2013.

Nomination can be made by visiting the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration's website where you can submit online or download the PDF to submit by mail.

For any further information, please contact the Ontario Honours and Awards Secretariat at 416-314-7526,
1-877-832-8622 or (TTY) 416-327-2391.

Nominations must be received by July 17, 2013.

   
ACO  

2013 Architectural Conservancy of Ontario (ACO) Provincial Awards Call for Nominations

The ACO awards honour preservation leaders, projects and initiatives that are worthy of provincial recognition for their contribution to architectural conservation in Ontario.

Nominate a person, group or project you think deserves to be honoured by June 30, 2013.

For more information contact the ACO by email at info@arconserv.ca, by phone at 416-367-8075 ext. 201, toll-free at 1-877-264-8937 (toll free), or visit the their website.


Member News

ECRM

 

Planes, Trains and Automobiles - Nostalgia Weekend at the Elgin County Railway Museum

Model planes – giant trains – and classic cars are the theme for this year's Nostalgia Weekend at the Elgin County Railway Museum, June 1st and 2nd, 2013, 10am to 4pm.

Explore outdoor displays of;

  • Classic cars
  • Locomotives including the CN 5700 Steam Engine, CP 8921, Wabash #51, and CN 9171 F7A diesel locomotive
  • Other rolling stock from our collection featuring the Jordan Spreader, Norfolk & Western Caboose
  • Gas car demonstrations
  • CNR #7074 baggage car – full of display of railway artifacts to explore

Visit http://ecrm5700.org/ for more information.


CN 5700 Steam Engine

   
CFOF  

Invitation à l'exposition: La vie paysanne au Canada français

Le Centre franco-ontarien de folklore et le département de Folklore et ethnologie de l'Université de Sudbury ont le plaisir de vous inviter à visiter leur exposition muséologique La vie paysanne : un patrimoine vivant. Le vernissage aura lieu le 3 juin 2013 de 17 h à 19 h, à l'Université de Sudbury, dans la salle 114. L'exposition se tiendra dans les locaux de l'Université de Sudbury du 3 juin au 9 août et sera accessible du lundi au vendredi, de 9 h 30 à 16 h.

Contactez le CFOF pour plus de renseignements ou visitez http://www.cfof.on.ca/nouvelles
Téléphone : 705.675.8986
Courriel : cfof@cfof.on.ca

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Local news briefs
May 28, 2013 - The North Bay Nugget
The Big Bike Ride for Heart & Stroke wheels its way into North Bay today at 10 a.m. at the Discovery North Bay Museum on Oak and Ferguson streets. The ride began in Mattawa Tuesday before making its way to North Bay for three days. More than 40 teams ...

Ride the rails at museum
May 24, 2013 - Sault Star
There's still time to get on board a rail exhibit at Sault Ste. Marie Museum. All Aboard Algoma: Over 100 Years of Passenger Service runs until June 22.

Central Ontario

Central Ontario

Station Gallery opens for another dynamic season
May 27, 2013 - Kawartha Media Group
(FENELON FALLS) It would be tricky to visit 14 area artists' studios in one day, but people don't have to thanks to The Station Gallery of Fenelon Falls. The gallery, which is now open for the season, features artwork that ranges from Intarsia, stained ...

Sifton-Cook Heritage Centre celebrates Anniversaries Week
May 26, 2013 - Northumberland Today
By Cecilia Nasmith, Northumberland Today The Sifton-Cook Heritage Centre is exploring this year's theme of transportation with some special events during ...

Museum renewal project could unearth treasures: Official
May 25, 2013 - Peterborough Examiner
MP Dean Del Mastro tours a display before announcing details for the Museum Renewal project on Friday, May 24, 2013 at the Peterborough Museum and Archives ...

Eastern Ontario

Eastern Ontario

Reid House opens its doors
May 27, 2013 - Haliburton County Echo
By Chad Ingram The Reid House, built in 1882, and located on the grounds of the Haliburton Highlands Museum, opened its doors to the public for an open ...

Canadian War Museum has big plans to mark 100th anniversary of ...
May 24, 2013 - Ottawa Citizen
The next five years will be extremely busy for the Canadian War Museum and, ... Regiments such as the PPCLI (The Princess Pats), the Royal 22nd (The ...

Manotick farmers' market expands
May 24, 2013 - Your Ottawa Region
Manotick market. Manotick Farmers Market vendors gathered for an organizational meeting on May 13 in front of Watson's Mill. The market will open June 1.

Southern Ontario

Southern Ontario

Explore crafts of South Asia
May 28, 2013 - Brampton Guardian
BRAMPTON— Discover the beauty of ornament and join the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) for Ornamenting the Ordinary: Crafts of South Asia.

Children at Play exhibit opens at Bowmanville museum June 1
May 28, 2013 - durhamregion.com
For more information, call the Clarington Museums and Archives' office at 905-623-2734 or visit www.claringtonmuseums.com.

Looking to 'aMuse' the audience
May 24, 2013 - Niagarathisweek.com
While the series, which kicks off Saturday, May 25 at 8 pm at Mahtay Cafe in downtown St. Catharines, is open to anyone museum curator Kathleen Powell said ...

Les Plasticiens: Quebec's next avant-garde revolution
May 24, 2013 - Toronto Star
... because art, unlike physics, has never been quite so precise. ... Quebec painting avant-garde that opens at the Varley Art Gallery in Unionville today.

Southwest Ontario

Southwest Ontario

Tea Pot Collection On Display at County Museum
May 28, 2013 - Fountain Pen
ABOYNE - Whimsical, outrageous and fun, a collection of sixty teapots is being showcased at Wellington County Museum and Archives this May.

Public forum explores First Nations connection
May 27, 2013 - Brantford Expositor
Kneale credited Waterford Heritage and Agricultural Museum curator/director Melissa Collver with finding this year's three speakers.

Designing a Membership Program | Museum of Ontario Archaeology
May 25, 2013
Museum of Ontario Archaeology
is looking to redesign our membership program and we're looking for your assistance. Please consider completing our survey.

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OMA News

The OMA is currently accepting applications for the following positions:

Project Assistant (YCW)
Deadline: May 31, 2013

Development Assistant (Canada Summer Job) [ PDF ]
Deadline June 7, 2013

Standards Workshop Assistant (YCW)
Deadline: June 28, 2013

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada (Youth Employment Strategy) through the Department of Canadian Heritage for the Young Canada Works Program

Nous reconnaissons l’appui financier du gouvernement du Canada (Stratégie emploi jeunesse) par l’entremise du ministère du Patrimoine canadien pour le programme Jeunesse Canada au travail

Canadian Heritage Canada

The OMA is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Job Postings

A few of the job postings currently available at the OMA Website:

Special Events Programmer – YCW
Museums of Burlington (Ireland House Museum) – Deadline: June 6, 2013
http://www.museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6217

Collections Assistant
Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre – Deadline: June6, 2013
http://www.museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6207

Program Assistant (Communications and Programme Support)
Union Gallery – Deadline: June 6, 2013
http://www.museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6196

Manager, Membership
TIFF – Deadline: June 11, 2013
http://www.museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6259

Project Coordinator
ArtsSmarts/GénieArts – Deadline: July 29, 2013
http://www.museumsontario.com/en/50?JobID=6254

Have a paid or volunteer position to fill? Looking for a Young Canada Works summer student or intern? Don't forget to advertise at the OMA Website and reach your audience - http://museumsontario.com/en/66


Have You Heard

Lydia Girard

 

Lydia Girard is the new Communications, Marketing and Special Projects Agent at Muséoparc Vanier Museopark. Lydia holds a BA in Social Communication from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières and has a college degree from La Cité collégiale in broadcasting program.

Lydia Girard est la nouvelle Agente des communications, du marketing et des projets spéciaux au Muséoparc Vanier. Détentrice d’un baccalauréat en Communication Sociale de l’Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Lydia a aussi un diplôme d’études collégiales de La Cité collégiale d’Ottawa en Radiodiffusion.

   
Ninette Gyorody  

The board of directors of the Orillia Museum of Art and History (OMAH) announced the appointment of Ninette Gyorody to the position of executive director.

Gyorody is an arts, culture and heritage enthusiast with more than 12 years of experience working in museums and galleries. She has worked primarily as a curator, manager and educator. Read more...


Welcome, and welcome back, to our many new and renewing members!

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May 23, 2013

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The Learning Lab Summer Series - Click on the below topics to register online for these lunch-time webinars!
- May 30 - Deaccessioning
- June 20 - Conservation 2.0: A Good Practice Refresher
- June 27 - Climate Control: What Do You Really Need?
- August 22 - Emergency and Disaster Plans & Maintenance Manuals


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The OMA is accepting Session Proposals for OMAConf2013!

This year’s Annual Conference, Culture: Taking Charge / Culture: prise en charge will focus on three streams:

  • Navigating Governance

  • Leading Change

  • Forging our Path

Why you should submit a proposal…

  • Your museum is responsive and engages your community in new and innovative ways

  • You have great ideas, lessons learned and successes that you want to share with others in the museum community

  • You enjoyed last year’s conference and would like to be more involved this year!

Submit your Proposal by June 7, 2013 and join in the celebration of success in Ontario museums and the future advancement of the cultural sector.

Download the Call for Proposals form or submit your proposal online HERE.

#OMAConf2013

Culture: Taking Charge

Thank you to the following 2013 Conference partners for their support of Ontario's museum community:

Markham Museum   Markham
     
 
     
 
     
     
 
     

Want to support a concurrent or plenary session, a reception, or a break? Contact the OMA or download the Conference Exhibitor & Support form today and show your support for your Association and Ontario's museum sector!

CONFIRMED 2013 EXHIBITORS:

 
CURRENCY MUSEM
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 
     
 

Contact the OMA or download the Conference Exhibitor & Support form to reserve your tradeshow space! Spaces are reserved on a first come, first serve basis.

“The OMA Tradeshow is well worth the cost of exhibiting and generates new business every year. It is a well-organized show and a must on our list!”
Pierre Giguère, Director Sales and Marketing -
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Canada News

 

 Heritage Canada Foundation

 

Submit your nominations to Canada’s TOP TEN Endangered Places List

Deadline May 24, 2013

The Heritage Canada Foundation is accepting nominations to Canada’s Top Ten Endangered Places List. The list is released annually to bring national attention to sites at risk due to neglect, lack of funding, inappropriate development and weak legislation. It has become a powerful tool in the fight to make landmarks.

If you know a site that should be included on their list, visit the Top Ten Endangered Places List Form.

Nominations should be received by Friday, May 24, 2013 for the announcement in June.

Contact the Heritage Canada Foundation for any questions :
email: heritagecanada@heritagecanada.org
telephone: (613) 237-1066


Member News

The Ron Morel Memorial Museum presents Spruce Falls’ Moonbeam Forest Nursery exhibit

The Ron Morel Memorial Museum in Kapuskasing opens officially on Monday, June 3, 2013 and they hope you all take the time to visit the museum to learn about the Spruce Falls’ Moonbeam Forest Nursery.
Read about the exhibit [ PDF ]...

From the exhibit:

Ed Bonner
Forester Ed Bonner checks on the less than one-year-old seedlings. Left to right: Louise Gauthier, Gaëtanne Robert, Lucie Credger and Jeannette Léonard pose next to seedbeds of two-year old seedlings.

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Black is the New Black - Fashion as Art exhibit at museum
May 21, 2013 - Daily Miner and News
Black is the New Black - Fashion as Art exhibit is running until June 12 at the Lake of the Woods Museum. The exhibit features elegant pieces of black clothing that have been donated to the museum. The clothing displays date back from the 1890s to the ...

New location for Farmers Market works well
May 20, 2013 - The North Bay Nugget
Warman was referring to when the market started in 2002 a bit closer to the former CP Station, now the Discovery North Bay museum. Since then it has bounced around until finding a home for several years in the McIntyre Street parking lot across from ...

Young entrepreneurs get a hand
May 18, 2013 - Sault Star
Partners Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre and Soup Kitchen Community Centre in Sault Ste. Marie. Gayle Broad, NORDIK Institute's director of research, ...

Central Ontario

Central Ontario

Bluegrass: bringing friends together
May 17, 2013 - Shoreline Beacon
The Bruce County bluegrass band, consisting of Tyler Pantlin on ... at the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre, at weddings and local bar shows.

Underpass a canvas for artists
May 15, 2013 - Simcoe.com
The committee will partner on the project with the Orillia Museum of Art and History and the Orillia Youth Centre. “For trail users coming north, ...

Glass artist to share techniques with public
May 15, 2013 - Simcoe.com
MIDLAND – Quest Art School and Gallery will showcase the fused-glass artwork of ... in Bracebridge and Port Carling, and the MacLaren Art Centre in Barrie...

Eastern Ontario

Eastern Ontario

Canada is not Greece - Ottawa Citizen
May 18, 2013 - Ottawa Citizen
In this, describing the Canadian Museum of Nature as a "children's playhouse" is unfounded. Yes, families with young children and school groups constitute an important visitor base and we must cater to them accordingly. But our content, be it dinosaurs...

Taiwan takes part in the National Gallery of Canada's SAKAHÀN ...
May 18, 2013
The National Gallery of Canada will be presenting one of the most ambitious contemporary art exhibitions in its history, “SAKAHÀN: International Indigenous Art”, ...

Baptism record that appears to solve mystery of Samuel de Champlain's birth ...
May 18, 2013 - Vancouver Sun
... to solve a centuries-old mystery about when the founder of New France was born - and whether he was, as generations of scholars have suspected, from a Protestant family - is to be publicly displayed later this month at the Canadian Museum of ...

Taking a turn at the helm | Local | News | The Kingston Whig-Standard
May 17, 2013
Peter Buell sets up the Great Lakes freighter navigation simulator that is at the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes this weekend. Members of the public are ...

Southern Ontario

Southern Ontario

RapCity examines sneaker culture through Bata Shoe Museum's ...
May 21, 2013
On this week's episode of RapCity, we visit Bata Shoe Museum's Out of the Box exhibit and trace the origins of sneaker culture and how it intersected with.

Chiefswood celebrates life of E. Pauline Johnson
May 20, 2013 - Brantford Expositor
Chiefswood National Historic Site has opened a special exhibition marking the 100th anniversary of E. Pauline Johnson's death.

New Tourism Program Will Encourage Visitors To Explore More Of Cobourg
May 19, 2013 - NorthumberlandView.ca
(Cobourg, ON) May 18, 2013 - A new tourism program called "Passport to Culture" launched today, along with the Sifton Cook Heritage Centre seasonal ...

Southwest Ontario

Southwest Ontario

Queen's birthday tea held at Cottonwood Mansion | The Sachem ...
May 21, 2013
On Monday, May 20, an annual birthday celebration was held for Her Majesty, Queen Victoria, at Cottonwood Mansion Museum in Selkirk. All visitors were ....

Free Fourth Fridays Event –A yes to kNOw ... - City of Guelph
May 20, 2013
Guelph Civic Museum
offers a ride on the wild side on Friday, May 24 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. as part of Fourth Fridays in downtown Guelph.

Western Day A Hit
May 19, 2013 - BlackburnNews.com
Riders get ready to enter the grounds at the Canadian Transportation Museum and Heritage Village in Kingsville. The first ever Western Day held in ....


OMA News

The OMA is hiring!

Be part of an exciting team! The OMA is currently accepting applications for the following positions:

OMA Conference Assistant - Summer Experience [ PDF ]
Deadline: May 29, 2013

Project Assistant
Deadline: May 31, 2013

Standards Workshop Assistant
Deadline: June 28, 2013

The OMA is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Job Postings

CCI is now accepting applications for Unpaid Internships. The application deadline is June 15, 2013.

A few of the job postings currently available at the OMA Website:

Heritage Programmer, Seasonal
City of Waterloo Museum – Deadline: May 28, 2013

Developing Marketing Officer
Art Gallery of Mississauga – Deadline: May 29, 2013

Executive Director
Gallery Stratford – Deadline: May 31, 2013

Children’s Programming Officer
Upper Canada Village – Deadline: June 3, 2013

Have a paid or volunteer position to fill? Looking for a Young Canada Works summer student or intern? Don't forget to advertise at the OMA Website and reach your audience - http://museumsontario.com/en/66


Contribute to next week's Currently ONmuseums

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WHAT "HAVE YOU HEARD"? Do you have "people" news that will interest OMA members? Please send it to us for inclusion in the next Currently ONmuseums

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT YOUR SITE? Share your photos as well as news, invitations, tips, achievements - even challenges - with the OMA, by including it in the next edition of Currently ONmuseums!

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Contact:
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50 Baldwin Street
Toronto, ON M5T 1L4
Phone: 416-348-8672
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ONmuseums: Launching Summer Series + Last Chance for Outcomes Workshop
 

Education Programs
Course Director Melissa Wakeling talks education in Sarnia this week (May 13-15).
Read more...

The Learning Lab Summer Series - Click topics to register online!
- May 30 - Deaccessioning
- June 20 - Conservation 2.0: A Good Practice Refresher
- June 27 - Climate Control: What Do You Really Need?
- August 22 - Emergency and Disaster Plans & Maintenance Manuals


OMA PD

Be part of the action! Submit a Proposal for OMAConf2013!

This year’s Annual Conference, Culture: Taking Charge / Culture: prise en charge, will be hosted by Markham Museum and the City of Markham, in partnership with the Varley Art Gallery and York-Durham Association of Museums & Archives (YDAMA) network. This year, we celebrate Ontario Museums and focus on the following three streams:

  • Navigating Governance: Operations, Re-interpreting Policy, Negotiating Administration from the Cultural Perspective, Revenue Generation, Board Membership

  • Leading Change: Collections, Visitor Engagement, Engaging Staff, Experimentation, Innovation, Programming

  • Forging our Path: Shaping our workforce, Career “Pathing”, Succession Planning, Professional Development, Mid-Career and Senior Professionals, Emerging Museum Professionals (EMP), Fulfilling Volunteering

Share your Success Stories!
Share your institution or organization’s achievements and innovative solutions with your colleagues at this year’s conference! The OMA is now accepting Session Proposals! Submit your proposals for panels, presentations, debates, or an Ignite Session by June 7, 2013 and join in the celebration of success in Ontario museums and the future advancement of the cultural sector.

Download the Call for Proposals form or submit your proposal online HERE.

#OMAConf2013

Culture: Taking Charge

Thank you to the following 2013 Conference partners for their support of Ontario's museum community:


Markham MuseumMarkham


Want to support a concurrent or plenary session, a reception, or a break? Contact OMA or download the Conference Exhibitor & Support form today and show your support for your Association and Ontario's museum sector!

Three-Year museum community building project underway!

The OMA is embarking on a three-year project to support the continued development of Ontario museums. Working with not-for-profit museums on governance and planning strategies for enhanced community responsiveness, the project also includes an Emerging Museum Professionals' component. This important initiative of the OMA was developed to ensure a relevant, sustainable and connected museum sector while complementing current programs and services, including the Association's Professional Development Program and the Learning Lab series.

Project planning and member consultations are underway with further information available in the coming weeks. Keep an eye out for our weekly newsletter ONmuseums, as well as our Website, Twitter and Facebook pages for project updates and resources!

The OMA is pleased to welcome Trish Popkin as Project Manager to oversee project planning and delivery.

Trish Popkin

Originally from Saskatchewan, Trish spent a decade in the museum and cultural sector in England, working with the Royal Collection and the Royal Opera House in education and public engagement. Then, as a project manager (South East) for the national Strategic Commissioning program for the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council, she supported museums of all shapes and sizes to work in partnership with the education sector to improve outcomes for children and young people through culture, and to build stronger, more sustainable museums.

After returning to Canada and settling in Ontario, Trish worked for the Legislative Assembly of Ontario before joining the OMA.

Trish can be contacted by email at community@museumsontario.com, or by phone at 416-348-8672, or toll-free in ON at 1-866-OMA-8672.

Outcomes-Based Program Planning & Evaluation Workshop

Oshawa Outcomes Workshop   Discovery North Bay
June 17, 2013, 9am - 4:30pm

Register today!
M. Christine Castle delivers the first of two Outcomes Workshops in Oshawa on April 26.  

You know your museum makes a difference in your community. This is your chance to learn how to measure it and demonstrate it to those who need to hear about it! In this workshop you will start with the basics and build from there with your workbook. Don't miss this opportunity!

Workshop Facilitator
M. Christine Castle, Ph.D - Consultant, Museum Education & Interpretation

Need help getting to the workshop?
Consider a Canadian Museums Association bursary!

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Standards deadlines identified by the Ministry at Conference for the Governance and Finance Standards are:

  • June 28, 2013 - Seasonal museums with issues to be addressed in the Governance and/or Finance Standards must complete all work identified in the feedback form and submit supporting documentation to the Ministry.

  • October 31, 2013 – Museums with issues to be addressed in the other eight Standards must complete all work identified in the feedback form and submit supporting documentation to the Ministry.

 

Other PD Opportunities and Resources

Connecting to Collections

Connecting to Collections Online Community - Heritage Preservation

Collections Online Community's goal is to help smaller museums, libraries, archives, and historical societies get answers to collections care questions and quickly locate reliable preservation resources and to help staff members network with their colleagues. www.connectingtocollections.org/


Ontario News

IMD 2013

IMD 2013

Discover Ontario Museums!Download the ONmuseums iPhone App

 

May 18 is International Museum Day!
La Journée Internationale des musées, le 18 mai!

This weekend marks the launch of Ontario's tourism season and the opening of many seasonal museums!

Visit www.museumsontario.ca and see what museums, art galleries, historic sites and heritage organizations of all types and sizes across Ontario have to offer this Victoria Day long weekend!

A few International Museum Day and seasonal museum opening events taking place this weekend:

Third Thursdays    
Museums and the Future of 3D Printing and Imaging   Life is a Museum Photo Contest
     
     
Wolseley Barracks   May is Museum Month Open House
Museum Month at Wolseley Barracks   May is Museum Month Open House
     
Huron County Museum   Hillary House Official Season Opening
International Museum Day   Hillary House Official Season Opening

See them all at www.museumsontario.ca/map!

   
OHT  

OHT Recognition Programs
Deadline: June 30, 2013

The Ontario Heritage Trust offers three recognition programs for outstanding contributions made to identifying, preserving, protecting and promoting Ontario’s heritage. Visit www.heritagetrust.on.ca for details.

   

 

 

Heritage Toronto Awards - Call for Nominations
Deadline: June 3, 2013 - 4:30pm

The Heritage Toronto Awards celebrate outstanding contributions by individuals and community organizations, as well as industry professionals and associations, in promoting and conserving Toronto’s history and heritage landmarks. Visit www.heritagetoronto.org for details.

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Nothern Ontario

Nothern Ontario

Dionne Quints Museum opens for the season May 17th
May 10, 2013 - Bay Today
The Dionne Quints Museum will be opening for the season on Friday, May 17, 2013. The museum will be open 10am to 4pm on weekends, and 9am to 5pm during the ...

Artistic funds
May 10, 2013 - TbNewsWatch.com
The Thunder Bay Art Gallery got a financial boost to help them find ways to fund a possible move to the city's waterfront. The Ontario Trillium Foundation ...

High Falls remains a hidden gem
May 9, 2013 - Timmins Press
By Benjamin Aubé A public forum was held on Wednesday at the Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre by the Friends of High Falls to give an update on ...

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Central Ontario

Central Ontario

Leap of faith gives convent new life in Guelph
May 13, 2013 - Globe and Mail
However, the Guelph Civic Museum was looking for a larger site and the former convent met several of its criteria including high visibility, connection to ...

Wayson Choy speaks at BCM&CC
May 13, 2013 - Shoreline Beacon
... Federation of University Women have invited Wayson Choy to speak at their next public meeting May 22 at the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre.

Lots to See and Do During Museum Month - The County of Huron
May 10, 2013
The month of May will be a busy launch for a busy summer season at the Huron County Museum & Historic Gaol. Events, activities and new temporary exhibits ...

Senate passes motion recognizing Canoe Museum's national significance
May 10, 2013 - Peterborough Examiner
The Canadian Canoe Museum has been recognized in the Senate as a cultural asset of national significance. Clifford Skarstedt/Peterborough Examiner/QMI ...

Eastern Ontario

Eastern Ontario

Revamped Canadian Museum highlights former PM Pierre Trudeau
May 11, 2013
Vimy Ridge is addressed at length at the Museum of Civilization's subsidiary Canadian War Museum. Most interesting are the summaries of key points in our ...

Star Wars Identities exhibit blends fascinating science with fiction (with video)
May 9, 2013 - Ottawa Citizen
On Thursday morning, officials at the Canada Space and Aviation Museum gave a sneak peek of its new Star Wars Identities exhibit, which opens to the public on Friday. More than 200 props, models, original pieces of art and storyboards made for the ...

Southern Ontario

Southern Ontario

Fleming College students art join Group of Seven,
May 14, 2013 - Haliburton County Echo
Eighteen pieces of art completed last year by students in the ... College was exhibited at the prestigious McMichael Canadian Art Collection art gallery in ...

Packed house at two-club meeting
May 14, 2013 - Niagarathisweek.com
A crowd of 100 guests gathered at Jory Hall in Trinity United Church in Beamsville on Saturday night to celebrate the joint 60th Anniversary of the Jordan Historical Museum of the Twenty and the Pennsylvania German Folklore Society, Chapter of the Twenty.

Exhibit at Falls museum tells story of Italian-Canadians ...
May 12, 2013 - Niagara Falls Review
By Tony Ricciuto, Niagara Falls Review Selina Long examines some of the photos on ... said Suzanne Moase, curator for the City of Niagara Falls Museums

Southwest Ontario

Southwest Ontario

Guiding Beacons
May 12, 2013 - BlackburnNews.com
Eleven women will be featured as 'Guiding Beacons' in an exhibit at Lambton Heritage Museum opening today. The women, representing Lambton County's ...

SpringWorks returns for third year
May 10, 2013 - Waterloo Record
The festival has expanded its venues to include Factory163, Stratford City Hall Auditorium, Revel Caffe, The Church Restaurant and Stratford Perth Museum.

Waterloo Historical Society celebrates the long history of the region
May 10, 2013 - Waterloo Record
On Saturday, May 18th at 11 am, there will be an official unveiling of the society's 100th anniversary plaque, on Huron Road near the Waterloo Region Museum ...


OMA News

The OMA in Sarnia for CMS course Education Programs

The OMA was in Sarnia May 13-15 for the Education Programs CMS Course at the Judith & Norman ALIX Art Gallery. Participants learned the museum's role in education, how to design and market effective school programs and successful public programs with Course Director Melissa Wakeling, Education & Marketing Coordinator of Glanmore National Historic Site in Belleville.

Education Programs
Education Programs Course Director Melissa Wakeling talks museum education with course participants.

Bethany Aitchison, Canadian Forces Museum of Aerospace Defence, and Donna Barnes, Oil Museum of Canada, try communicating without the benefit of facial expressions. Rebecca Van Massenhoven, Stratford Perth Museum, and Lydia Burggraaf,Chatham Kent's Municipal Museum, discuss a school program idea.

Show Me With Your Arms
ShowMeWithYourArmsHowMuch fun you had w Melissa from @GlanmoreNHS at Ed Progs! #omapdtweet @theJNAAG @benskinnerart

Visit the OMA Website to learn more about the Certificate in Museum Studies and to view the Professional Development calendar, and follow on twitter @museumsontario, #omapdtweet


Job Postings

A few of the job postings currently available at the OMA Website:

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Course Director: CMS online course Museums in Context [ PDF ],scheduled to be delivered online September 20 – December 13, 2013 (11 weeks).
Ontario Museum Association - Deadline: May 17, 2013

OMA Conference Assistant [ PDF ]
Ontario Museum Association - Deadline: May 29, 2013

Part-time Conservation Lab Technician
Algonquin College Applied Museum Studies – Deadline: May 23, 2013

Program Coordinator
Museum on Tower Hill – Deadline May 31, 2013

Collections Digitization Assistant
London Regional Children’s Museum – Deadline: June 7, 2013

Have a paid or volunteer position to fill? Looking for a Young Canada Works summer student or intern? Don't forget to advertise at the OMA Website and reach your audience - http://museumsontario.com/en/66


Have You Heard?

Natalie Wood   The Brockville Museum is pleased to welcome Natalie Wood to the position of Curator/Director. Natalie took on this position following the retirement of Bonnie Burke, May 1st, 2013. Natalie has been the Assistant Curator/Museum Manager at the Old Stone Mill National Historic Site in Delta, Ontario for the past five years and has previously worked at the Pump House Steam Museum, MacLachlan Woodworking Museum and the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes in Kingston, Ontario. Natalie has an honours degree in history from Queen’s University and the Certificate in Museum Studies from the Ontario Museum Association
   
John Dalrymple  

John Dalrymple, OMA Council Treasurer, valued long time member and active supporter of Ontario’s museums, was recently recognized for his skills by Canada’s National Ballet School, his current employer. As announced internally, “ To further strengthen NBS' revenue generating capacity, John Dalrymple is transitioning to a new position of Director of Strategic Initiatives. He will be responsible for leading the organization in initiatives from our Strategic Plan, in particular those related to building community through technology. This is key to NBS’ future as these activities have the potential to provide new streams of revenue.”

On behalf of the Association, members, Council and staff, congratulations John on this recognition of your successful and innovative approach to advancement, and as a forward thinking leader serving Ontario and Canada’s cultural sector. The OMA is fortunate to have you as volunteer steward of the Association’s resources for the benefit of your colleagues.


Contribute to next week's Currently ONmuseums

Currently ONmuseums is published Thursdays. The deadline to submit content is Wednesday noon.

WHAT "HAVE YOU HEARD"? Do you have "people" news that will interest OMA members? Please send it to us for inclusion in the next Currently ONmuseums

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT YOUR SITE? Share your photos as well as news, invitations, tips, achievements - even challenges - with the OMA, by including it in the next edition of Currently ONmuseums!

Send all contributions to: communications@museumsontario.com


Contact:
Ontario Museum Association
50 Baldwin Street
Toronto, ON M5T 1L4
Phone: 416-348-8672
Toll-free in ON: 1-866-OMA-8672
Fax: 416-348-0438
oma@museumsontario.com
www.museumsontario.com
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ONmuseums: OMA Conf 2013 Call for Proposals Now Open!
 

May 9, 2013

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Culture: Taking Charge
The 2013 OMA Annual Conference Call for Proposals is now open! Hosted by Markham Museum, the City of Markham, in partnership with the Varley Art Gallery and York-Durham Association of Museums & Archives (YDAMA) network, this year's Conference will take place November 6-8, 2013. Read more...


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PD Opportunities - Standards Support

Collections Standard support:

Deaccessioning lunch-time webinar with Richard Gerrard
Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Register online today by clicking on the link below:
http://login.icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=566&evt=LL-Standards5

Part of The Learning Lab Summer Series delivered with the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (MTCS), this webinar will look at deaccessioning museum objects legally and ethically.

Have a question? Submit it beforehand or use the webinar room text chat feature during the webinar Following the presentation, ask questions directly to MTCS Museum and Heritage Advisors for any clarifications on the Standards.

For more information about Deaccessioning, visit the OMA website's CMOG Resources section, where you will find the Deaccessioning Good Practices tip sheet and a sample Collections Management Policy.

Stay tuned - more webinar topics, dates and registration details will be announced in next week's ONmuseums!

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Interpretation and Education Standard support:

Outcomes-Based Program Planning & Evaluation Workshop in North Bay

Learn how Outcomes-Based Program Planning & Evaluation can help you plan programs that make positive impacts in your community!
Workshop participants will receive a workbook to bring back to their site to help them put what they've learned into practice.

Where: Discovery North Bay, North Bay, ON
When: Monday, June 17, 2013, 9:00am - 4:30pm
Fees: Only $110 for OMA members. Includes a workbook and lunch.
Download the registration form and register today!

Workshop Facilitator
M. Christine Castle, Ph.D
Consultant, Museum Education & Interpretation
www.mccastle.com/

Need help getting to the workshop? Consider a Canadian Museums Association bursary!

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Standards deadlines identified by the Ministry at Conference for the Governance and Finance Standards are:

  • June 28, 2013 - Seasonal museums with issues to be addressed in the Governance and/or Finance Standards must complete all work identified in the feedback form and submit supporting documentation to the Ministry.

  • October 31, 2013 – Museums with issues to be addressed in the other eight Standards must complete all work identified in the feedback form and submit supporting documentation to the Ministry.

Other PD Opportunities and Resources

Museum Computer Network (MCN) workshop series

MCN Pro workshop topics focus on tools and techniques for innovating with digital tools and technologies in museums.

Upcoming workshops include:
- June 25, 2013 - Digital Asset Management System (DAMS) for Small-Mid Size Institutions

- September 10, 2013 - Digital Project Management – Developing a Toolkit for Successful Project Delivery

Each MCN Pro Workshop runs for 2 1/2 hours.

Visit http://mcnpro.org/sessions/ for more information and to register.

 
Museopunks

New museum Podcast: Museopunks by Jeffrey Inscho (Web and Digital Media Manager, Carnegie Museum of Art) and Suze Cairns (museumgeek.org)

“Museopunks is a podcast for the progressive museum. Each month, we’ll invite passionate practitioners to tackle prominent issues and big ideas facing museums in the modern age. With innovation, experimentation and creativity as focus points, Museopunks features forward-thinking people and projects that push the sector into new territories.”

Episode 01: Kick Out The Jams (Museums and Scale)
Available on iTunes for free
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Ontario News

 

Culture Days hosting information sessions across Ontario in May / June

More than 20 information sessions are taking place in communities across the province hosted by community arts councils and municipalities. Ontario Culture Days staff will share tools, tips and resources to Culture Days activity organizers while encouraging networking and collaboration in the community. All information sessions are free to attend.

Click here for the full list of in-person info sessions.

Stay tuned for details about a Heritage-focused info session webinar scheduled for Tuesday, June 18th.

   

Promote Ontario Museums throughout the Month of May!

Launch the summer season well with International Museum Day on Saturday, May 18th and the Victoria Day long weekend.

Take advantage of these free communications campaigns and promotional activities to attract visitors to your museum!:

Download the wordmarks and use them in your print and web publications:

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Follow the OMA on TwitterTwitter users, publish your May and International Museum Day activities and events with the hashtag: #IMD2013 and tag the OMA @museumsontario

Connect with the OMA on FacebookFacebook users, share your May and International Museum Day posts on the OMA page at facebook.com/museumsontario


And don't forget to watch and share the video greeting from the Honourable Michael Chan, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport to mark Museum Month at www.youtube.com/museumsontario

 

Listings and events now at www.museumsontario.ca!

Download the ONmuseums iPhone App
Discover Ontario Museums!Discover Ontario Museums is the new public face of Ontario Museums! To increase online traffic to the new website, all links at the OMA Professional Website (museumsontario.com) that directed users to the old online guide and the museum events calendar ARE NOW re-directed the new Public Website at www.museumsontario.ca.

Take advantage of this resource!
In just a few minutes, you can update your basic information, add featured photos, create promo images and special offers to attract visitors, and promote your programs, exhibitions and events with your What's On calendar!

To assist Institutional members in updating their listing, a User's Guide is available at the Member Portal, and can also be downloaded HERE.

Please note that all online guide and museum event pages on the professional website (museumsontario.com) are now deactivated. You can still visit www.museumsontario.com for CMOG standards and other resources, OMA News, job postings, PD opportunities and the latest news about Ontario museums.


Member News

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Paul Barkin (producer) plays Top Gun in the museum's CT-133 Silverstar cockpit


Writer Patrick Tarr and actor John Tench examine the model of the Underground Complex, the location of filming

 

The Canadian Forces Museum of Aerospace Defence at 22 Wing/CFB North Bay was home to some Hollywood North glitz and glam on Friday, April 26. 

The recently released thriller The Colony was filmed in winter 2012 in North Bay and partially in 22 Wing's Underground Complex, a massive facility 600 feet below the surface that once housed the Canadian centre for NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command).

On the day of the film's release, the producer, two writers and two actors reunited in North Bay for a special screening event.  They also toured the museum, used the museum as the media backdrop for the press event and enjoyed a pop-up museum on the Underground Complex in the lobby of the theatre hosting the screening event.


Pictured left to right - Atticus Mitchell (actor), Bethany Aitchison (CFMAD Curatorial Assistant), Svet Rouskov (writer), Patrick Tarr (writer), Paul Barkin (producer), John Tench (actor)

   
Grey Roots Museum & Archives  

Grey Roots Museum & Archives are pleased to announce that they have received a $25,000 grant from the New Horizons for Seniors Program. The objective of this grant is to promote volunteerism among seniors by providing a forum for sharing their experiences with members of the community. The development of an interactive touch-screen video kiosk will be part of the project.

Read the full media release [ PDF ].

   
AHS  

Aurora Historical Society / Hillary House National Historic Site hosting 2nd evening with the Curator: Caring for Ceramics

Thursday, June 13 -
7:00 – 9:00 pm
$15 AHS members, $20 non-members

Have you ever broken a ceramic dish you loved and were not sure what to do with it?  Have you ever wanted to mount a dish on the wall but were not sure how to do it?  Learn the answers to these questions and more during this workshop and handling session perfect for anyone with a love of ceramics.

Visit http://aurorahistoricalsociety.ca/ for more information and to register.

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Book Talk: Abandoned Ontario : The Museum On Tower Hill
May 3, 2013
Bruce Brigham, the author of Abandoned Ontario, will be at the Museum on Tower Hill for a book signing and presentation on Saturday, May 11 at 2 p.m. ...

Expressions! launches pair of shows
May 3, 2013 - NorthBayNipissing.com
There are a multitude of art openings this coming weekend and I want to celebrate just a few together in the hopes that you get out there and see them. The Northern Ontario Art Association is presenting its 56th Annual touring exhibition at Discovery ...

Museum fashion exhibit features styles spanning the decades
May 2, 2013 - Daily Miner and News
Whether their clothing was hand made or store bought, the early residents of Rat Portage / Kenora seemed to realize that regardless of the impracticality of wandering around naked, clothing made the man or woman. Lake of the Woods Museum is drawing ...

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Central Ontario

Central Ontario

History in the making
May 7, 2013 - Shoreline Beacon
Museums are so important to our cultural heritage as human beings. They help preserve our past and remind us of how we got to where we are today. May is museum month in Ontario, along with National Museum Day on Saturday May 18, and here at Shoreline Beacon, we will be celebrating by featuring a different museum in the area each week…

The Toys are Coming, And You Can Help - The Meaford Independent
May 7, 2013 - The Meaford Independent
The Meaford Museum will be hosting a Royal Ontario Museum travelling exhibition entitled "Canada at Play: 100 Years of Games, Toys and Sports" at Meaford Hall from June 6 to July 28. The exhibition takes a look at Canada's favourite games and toys over ...

Museum honours its volunteers
May 3, 2013 - Collingwood Enterprise Bulletin
By Emily Innes, Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin Volunteers and museum staff ... Late last month, Collingwood Museum staff showed their appreciation for the ...

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Eastern Ontario

Chris Hadfield sends music students soaring
May 6, 2013 - CTV News
Students like Ottawa's Drew-Anne Glennie, a flutist with the Henry Munro Middle School Band performing at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum. “20 years ago I don't think anybody would have imagined being able to telecom with an astronaut and then ...

Mark Museum Month by visiting the Reid House
May 6, 2013 - Minden Times
Submitted by Haliburton Highlands Museum You definitely don't need an excuse to visit a museum, but what better time than a month specifically designated ...

Recent acquisitions showcased at reception
May 5, 2013 - London Free Press
Western University’s McIntosh Gallery will unveil a series of new acquisitions at a public reception. The acquisitions were made last year, helped by several donors…

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Southern Ontario

Southern Ontario

Native artifacts on display at Port museum
May 6, 2013 - Welland Tribune
By Dave Johnson, The Tribune Avocational archeologist Jim Pengelly's field notebook is on display at Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum's Treasurers ...

Austrian-Born 20-Year-Old Spends Inspirational Year in Toronto
May 6, 2013 - Shalom Life
And through the Austrian Holocaust Memorial Service, which would provide the ... of Greater Toronto's Sarah and Chaim Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre, ...

Sebastião Salgado and Edward Burtynsky: The world according to the ...
May 4, 2013 - Globe and Mail
Both work in thematic series that sprawl across continents, take years to complete and tour the globe in high-profile exhibitions, including Salgado's Genesis (opening Saturday at the Royal Ontario Museum) and Burtynsky's Oil (opening May 31 at Ottawa ...

More...

Southwest Ontario

Southwest Ontario

Former Londoner's idealism on display
May 5, 2013 - London Free Press
The work of an artist who grew up in London before moving to Vancouver and receiving acclaim is the focus of a new exhibition at Museum London. Myfanwy MacLeod, or There and Back Again, is a retrospective of her 15-year career on display at Museum ...

Flash from the Past: Peter Martin House once stood in Waterloo
May 4, 2013 - Waterloo Record
Today it's in the Doon Heritage Village at the Waterloo Region Museum in south Kitchener. Land was selling for $5 an acre in the fledgling settlements of ...

40 shades of red | News | Tillsonburg News
May 2, 2013
Annandale National Historic Site
is celebrating its ruby anniversary with a display ... Those 40 shades will be on display at Annandale National Historic Site ...

More...


OMA News

2013 OMA Annual Conference Call for Proposals is now open!

Conference Co-chairs Cathy Molloy, Director, Markham Museum, and Petal Furness, Heritage Interpretation, Grey Roots Museum & Archives, and the Markham Museum are pleased to invite you to the City of Markham for the 2013 OMA Annual Conference, Culture: Taking Charge, taking place November 6-8, 2013.

This year, the conference will focus on the continued accomplishments of Ontario museums and how they build stronger communities. We invite proposals that will reflect one of the following three streams:

- Navigating Governance

- Leading Change

- Forging Our Path

Markham Museum
Markham Museum, 2013 Conference hosts

Take Charge!
This is your opportunity to share your institution or organization’s achievements and innovative solutions. Submit your proposals based on one of the three streams for panels, presentations, debates, or Ignite Sessions by June 7, 2013 and join in the celebration of success in Ontario museums!

Download the Call for Proposals form or submit your proposal online HERE.

#OMAConf2013

Open Storage at Markham Museum Exhibit at Markham Museum
Open storage, exhibits and banquets at Markham Museum
Markham Museum Main Gallery Banquet

Thank you to the following 2013 Conference partners for their support of Ontario's museum community:

Ambassador:

Markham MuseumMarkham

Patron:

    

Want to support a concurrent or plenary session, a reception, or a break? Want to participate in the increasingly popular OMA Tradeshow?

Contact the OMA or download the Conference Exhibitor & Support form today and show your support for your Association and Ontario's museum sector!


Job Postings

A few of the job postings currently available at the OMA Website:

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Course Director: CMS online course Museums in Context [ PDF ],scheduled to be delivered online September 20 – December 13, 2013 (11 weeks).
Ontario Museum Association - Deadline: May 17, 2013

OMA Conference Assistant [ PDF ]
Ontario Museum Association - Deadline: May 29, 2013

Director of Sales & Marketing
Casa Loma - Deadline: May 13, 2013

Curator
City of Toronto- Deadline: May 13, 2013

Education Programmer
Dufferin County Museum and Archives - Deadline: May 24, 2013

Program Coordinator
Museum on Tower Hill - Deadline: May 31, 2013

Have a paid or volunteer position to fill? Looking for a Young Canada Works summer student or intern? Don't forget to advertise at the OMA Website and reach your audience - http://museumsontario.com/en/66


Have You Heard?

Sean Fraser  

Sean Fraser is the new Director of Heritage Programs and Operations for the Ontario Heritage Trust OHT). Sean joined the OHT in 2001 and has served as Manager of Acquisitions and Conservation Services since 2008.

Sean began his new duties on April 22, 2013.  His email remains the same: sean.fraser@heritagetrust.on.ca and his new telephone number will be 416-325-5010.


Welcome, and welcome back, to our many new and renewing members!

Individual | Institutional | Commercial


Contribute to next week's Currently ONmuseums

Currently ONmuseums is published Thursdays, deadline to submit content is Wednesday noon.

WHAT "HAVE YOU HEARD"? Do you have "people" news that will interest OMA members? Please send it to us for inclusion in the next Currently ONmuseums

.WHAT'S HAPPENING AT YOUR SITE? Share your photos as well as news, invitations, tips, achievements - even challenges - with the OMA, by including it in the next edition of Currently ONmuseums!

Send all contributions to: communications@museumsontario.com


Contact:
Ontario Museum Association
50 Baldwin Street
Toronto, ON M5T 1L4
Phone: 416-348-8672
Toll-free in ON: 1-866-OMA-8672
Fax: 416-348-0438
oma@museumsontario.com
www.museumsontario.com
Connect with the OMA on Facebook Follow the OMA on Twitter See OMA Videos on YouTube Discover Ontario Museums! Download the ON Museums iPhone App

 

ONmuseums: Deaccessioning - free lunch-time webinar
 

May 2, 2013

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OMA Algonquin Award 2013
The OMA presented the Algonquin College Award to recipient Chrissy Howard on 25 April, 2013.

OMA PD

PD Opportunities - Standards Support

Collections Standard support:

Deaccessioning lunch-time webinar
Presenter: Richard Gerrard of the City of Toronto
Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Register online today by clicking on the link below:
http://login.icohere.com/registration/register.cfm?reg=566&evt=LL-Standards5

Part of The Learning Lab Summer Series delivered with the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (MTCS), the Deaccessioning webinar will look at the proper disposal of collection objects. What's legal? What's ethical? Join the discussion on May 30th.

Submit your questions beforehand or use the webinar room text chat feature to interact with the presenters and your colleagues from across Ontario.

Following the presentation, ask questions directly to MTCS Museum and Heritage Advisors for any clarifications on the Standards.

For more information about Deaccessioning, visit the OMA website's CMOG Resources section, where you will find the Deaccessioning Good Practices tip sheet and a sample Collections Management Policy.

Stay tuned for additional webinar topics, dates and online registration details!

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Interpretation and Education Standard support:

Outcomes-Based Program Planning & Evaluation Workshop in North Bay

What is an outcome? It is the change that occurs in people and communities as a result of your program.

Who cares about outcomes? Your funders! Your board! Your community! You do!

Learn how to use Outcomes-Based Program Planning & Evaluation to plan programs that make changes in your community that you (and your funders) can see. ALL CMOG participants in the Oshawa workshop said that it would help them to better meet the Education and Interpretation Standard.
Each participant in the workshop takes away a workbook to take home.

Where: Discovery North Bay, North Bay, ON
When: Monday, June 17, 2013, 9:00am - 4:30pm
Fees: Only $110 for OMA members. Includes a workbook and lunch.
Download the registration form and register today!

Workshop Facilitator
M. Christine Castle, Ph.D
Consultant, Museum Education & Interpretation
www.mccastle.com/

Need help getting to the workshop? Consider a Canadian Museums Association bursary!

OMA Delivers Outcomes-Based Program Planning & Evaluation Workshop in Oshawa

Oshawa
M. Christine Castle delivers the Outcomes-Based Program Planning Evaluation Workshop at Parkwood Estate in Oshawa on April 26, 2013.

The OMA was in Oshawa on Friday, April 26, for the first of two Outcomes-Based Program Planning & Evaluation Workshops delivered by M. Christine Castle. Hosted by the Parkwood Estate, participants learned to write objectives and outcomes for their program’s target audience and to plan an evaluation strategy to determine whether the outcomes have been achieved.

The second workshop is scheduled to be delivered on Monday, June 17 at Discovery North Bay. Click here for more information and to register.

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Pictured L to R: Jill Passmore, Georgiana Stanciu, Karen Taylor, Laura Rye

Pictured L to R: Carlin Val, Nancy White, Brianna Lawler-MacDonald, Mike Wallace

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Standards deadlines identified by the Ministry at Conference for the Governance and Finance Standards are:

  • June 28, 2013 - Seasonal museums with issues to be addressed in the Governance and/or Finance Standards must complete all work identified in the feedback form and submit supporting documentation to the Ministry.

  • October 31, 2013 – Museums with issues to be addressed in the other eight Standards must complete all work identified in the feedback form and submit supporting documentation to the Ministry.

Other PD Opportunities and Resources

MuseumComputerNetwork

Call for Proposals:  Museum Computer Network
Wednesday, 20 November 2013 to Saturday, 23 November 2013 in Montreal

This year’s conference theme, “Re:Making The Museum,” taps into the current trend among cultural institutions to reexamine what they do and how the community is finding new and innovative ways to accomplish their goals. Share how you are remaking the museum in a presentation at MCN 2013!  
http://wired.ivvy.com/event/MCN13/abstract/request

The deadline for submitting proposals is May 15.

   
ArtsBuild

Online Learning for Arts Organizations with lynda.com

Our partnership with ArtsBuild Ontario has made this special e-learning training offer available to Ontario Museum Association members.

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: MAY 15th (only 50 spots left)
Learn software, creative and business skills at your pace and to your schedule.

ArtsBuild has partnered with online training powerhouse lynda.com to provide heritage workers with professionally prepared courses and tutorials on a wide range of subjects.   Through this partnership, unlimited access to all 1,600 lynda.com courses, including some in French, is available for one year to a limited number of arts organizations.  One subscription provides unlimited access for everyone in your organization.

COST: $150 -   a saving of $200 from the price you’d pay to register as an individual 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

   
Work In Culture WorkInCulture delivering two courses in Kingston and Cornwall

Success in Transition
Cornwall, May 30, 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Kingston, May 31, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Click here for information and to register

Marketing: It’s Just Another Conversation
Cornwall, May 30, 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Kingston, May 31, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Click here for information and to register


Ontario News

It's Museum Month! C'est le mois des musées!

Help us promote Ontario museums!

Watch and share the video greeting from the Honourable Michael Chan, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport to mark Museum Month!

You can also watch the video at the OMA youtube channel www.youtube.com/museumsontario

Download and share the French and English OMA Media Releases:
English Media Release
Communiqué de presse

Download the wordmarks and use them in your print and web publications during the month of May!

IMD 2013IMD 2013

Follow the OMA on TwitterTwitter users, publish your May and International Museum Day activities and events with the hashtag: #IMD2013 and tag the OMA @museumsontario

Connect with the OMA on FacebookFacebook users, share your May is Museum Month and International Museum Day posts on the OMA page at facebook.com/museumsontario
 

Listings and events at Discover Ontario Museums website!

Download the ONmuseums iPhone App
Discover Ontario Museums!

Discover Ontario Museums, available in desktop, mobile and and as an iPhone App, is the new public face of Ontario Museums! To increase online traffic to the new website, all links at the OMA Professional Website (museumsontario.com) that direct users to the old online guide and the museum events calendar will be re-directed the new Public Website at www.museumsontario.ca. The OMA's social media pages also direct the public to the new website.

Take advantage of this resource!
In just a few minutes, you can update your basic information, add featured photos, create promo images and special offers to attract visitors, and promote your programs, exhibitions and events with your What's On calendar!

To assist Institutional members in updating their listing, a User's Guide is available at the Member Portal, and can also be downloaded HERE.

Please note that all Online Guide and Museum Event pages on the professional website (museumsontario.com) will be deactivated this week. You can still visit www.museumsontario.com for CMOG standards and other resources, OMA News, job postings, PD opportunities and the latest news about Ontario museums.

Ontario Heritage Trust commemorates the Battle of York at the Parliament Interpretive Centre in Toronto

On Sunday, April 28, 2013, the Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, and the Honourable Michael Chan, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, joined Dr. Thomas H.B. Symons, Chair, and Beth Hanna, Executive Director, of the Ontario Heritage Trust (OHT) at the OHT's Parliament interpretation centre for an event commemorating the bicentennial of the battle and occupation of York during the War of 1812

Linda Stanley

Beth Hanna, OHT Executive Director

Members of the Canadian Stage's program for Emerging Arts Professionals

Also in attendance were Linda Stanley (pictured below left), author of March of Time: A Bicentennial Commemoration commemorative handbook and coordinator of the BiNational 1812 Art Collection, and Dr. Michael Eamon of Trent University's Lady Eaton College (pictured below right) who gave an engaging address on history. Students from the Canadian Stage's program for Emerging Arts Professionals were also on hand to deliver a reading of accounts from the war of 1812 (pictured above right).

OHT

Linda Stanley (left), with Adrienne Horne,
Regional Project Manager of the Western
Corridor War of 1812 Bicentennial Alliance.

Dr. Michael Eamon, Principal of Lady Eaton College, Trent University

For more information about the event and the OHT's Parliament interpretive centre, please visit www.heritagetrust.on.ca/News-and-Events/2013/Apr/Ontario-Heritage-Trust-commemorates-the-Battle-of.aspx


Member News

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Photos used with permission of the City of Toronto

 

Thousands Commemorate the Bicentennial of the Battle of York on Saturday April 27, 2013 in Toronto

The Battle of York was a key chapter in the development of the City of Toronto which, with the return of peace, began to transform from a town of 700 into a city of commerce and industry. The free downtown events honoured those who fought during this defining day in the history of Canada and Toronto.

Starting at 6 a.m., more than 200 people participated in the Sunrise Ceremony which took place at the Palais Royale patio and fire pit overlooking the shoreline. More than 800 people took part in the Walking in Their Footsteps historical tour. Starting close to where the disembarked Americans began their advance, the public was led by historical interpreters and stopped at several significant points, ending at Fort York National Historic Site.

The day culminated with over 7,000 people taking part in the commemorative ceremonies held inside the walls of Fort York National Historic Site.
Click here for full event details and photos.

   
3D Printing  

Experience 3D printing at Museum London for International Museum Day
Thursday, May 16, 7:00 pm
Cost: Free

Professor Bill Turkel and PhD candidate Devon Elliott of Western’s Department of History share innovations in interactive exhibition design, including 3D printing and object imaging. Turkel and Elliott will demonstrate how objects are photographed and reproduced as tangible pieces on a 3D printer.

For details, contact:
Matt Thomas
Marketing Coordinator, Museum London
421 Ridout Street North, London, ON
519.661.0333 x 4246 | mthomas@london.ca
 

   
1812 Weekend  

Backus-Page House Museum 1812 Weekend
May 10th to 12th the grounds of the Backus-Page House Museum will fill historic merchants, re-enactors, First Nations history interpreters and live entertainment. Enjoy food, shopping, displays, performers and military reenactments.

Friday admission-please call for details:
519-762-3072
Saturday and Sunday admission prices are
Age 14-Adult $6, age 4-13 $3, and under 3 is free. Maximum family price is $15 (2 adults and 2 children)

Read the press release... [ PDF 300kb ]

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Beer goggles and hot sauce (23 photos)
April 28, 2013 - SooToday.com
About 600 beer enthusiasts visited the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre Saturday for the second annual event which features a number of Ontario micro ...

Ermatinger-Clergue project gets nod from council
April 23, 2013 - SooToday.com
City Council has approved moving ahead with a long-cherished d