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Mafoya Dossoumon

We are honoured to welcome four new members to the editorial board: Journalism Masters student, Victoria Klassen; Former vice-president Aeroplan and Robert Bateman Gallery, Paul Gilbert; Canadian Geographic editor, Aaron Kylie; and journalist, consultant, former museum director and curator John Grimes — who is the new Chair. ... (Read more…)

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Eric Chan

I first met Eric Chan, AKA, eepmon at the Summit on the Value of Libraries, Archives and Museums in Ottawa in early December. I was impressed with his use of museum collections in his art work in very innovative and entrepreneurial ways.

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A Snapshot of Canadian Museums Collections 

1. Items in the collections

2. Collection Manager

3. Three Main Challenges in Collections Management

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Canadian National Vimy Memorial

Canada’s most impressive tribute overseas to those Canadians who fought and gave their lives in the First World War is the majestic and inspiring Canadian National Vimy Memorial. 

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Book Reviews

Collection Care: An Illustrated Handbook for the Care and Handling of Cultural Objects , reviewed by Bill Clarke.

Museum Branding: How to Create and Maintain Image, Loyalty and Support, reviewed by Laurie Glenn Norris.

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A Hunger for Doing and Learning

Hannah Keating

A visual arts champion, Dr. Shirley L. Thomson recognized the need to encourage young curators who aimed for excellence in their creative and scholarly pursuits. The Canadian Museums Association continues her legacy through the Dr. Shirley L. Thomson Award for Young Curators. In 2016, Hannah Keating and the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) received the Award at a Ceremony ....
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The MacKenzie Art Gallery Takes Art
to the Streets and Parks of Regina

Nicolle Nugent and Timothy Long

Launched in 2015, art{outside} has installed 12 high-quality reproductions of artworks from the MacKenzie Art Gallery’s permanent collection around the streets and parks of Saskatchewan’s capital city. The year 2017 will see a replenishment of the installation with seven of the original installation’s works replaced with five new artworks by the fall, .... (Read More...)


Why? People, not Objects, are the Future

John R. Grimes

Thinking about the future, and the changes that always attend it, is like standing at the mouth of an unexplored cave, knowing that you must go down. Nearby features are dimly visible, but gradually, deeper inside, they become indistinct. What lies ahead? The lessons you’ve learned in the world of daylight may not be useful as you journey down. ... (Read More...)

  Next Generation

The substantial increase of funding for the Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage (YCW-BCH) programme by the Department of Canadian Heritage in 2016, allowed the Canadian Museums Association to fund more than a hundred new internships in Canada. Since 1996, the YCW programme successfully promotes Canadian heritage and the careers of Canadian youth who wish to work in museums and heritage organisations. (Read stories of the next generation.)