MUSE MAGAZINE • September/October 2017

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Mafoya Dossoumon

In 1864, representatives from various colonies gathered in Charlottetown, P.E.I., to discuss the formation of a new country. In so doing, they laid the foundations for a vast nation where diverse people and ideas mingle together. Seventy years ago, museums across Canada recognized the need to combine their efforts in order to make themselves an integral part of the nation’s cultural life. ... (Read more…)

John talks with...

Dr. Nelly W. Ng

John met up recently in Beijing with Dr. Nelly W. Ng, Chair of the Canadian Fund for International Understanding through Culture (Can4Culture). The foundation sponsors many cross-cultural exchanges between Canada and China each year and is interested in expanding to other nations as well. ...

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In the Spotlight 

News: New Brunswick, Saskatchewan, British Columbia ... (Read More...)


Celebrating 40 years of Professional Development.
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This c.1915 pocket watch was owned by a coal miner named Robert McArthur in Nanaimo, B.C. On the morning of Sept. 10, 1918, McArthur reported for work at the Protection Island Mine. McArthur and 15 other men loaded into a cage elevator to be transported down to the mine. ...

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Footprints: An Exhibition for Community Cultural Heritage and Healing

Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute

Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute [ACCI], in collaboration with the Chisasibi Heritage and Cultural Centre [CHCC], has produced a travelling exhibition entitled Footprints: A Walk Through Generations . Indigenous museums in Canada present our own culture, using our own voices, ...
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A Grand Cree Travelling Exhibition Opens in the Subarctic

Erica Claus

On April 12, 2017, the Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute (ACCI) in Oujé-Bougoumou, Que., organized a day-long event, welcomed Elders, leaders, community members of all ages and partners from the south to celebrate the opening of the ACCI’s inaugural travelling exhibition Footprints: A Walk Through Generations . Numbering 200, with the youngest at 3 months wrapped in a moss bag, feelings of pride in community and Cree heritage overflowed. ... (Read More ...)


New Horizons for Emerging Museum Professionals in Ontario

William Hollingshead and Madeline Smolarz

In 2013, the Ontario Museum Association (OMA) launched the Museumsuccession project as an initiative to better respond to the needs expressed by its members. This project aimed to ensure that the museum sector remains sustainable, vibrant and engaging. ... (Read More ...)


The New Canada Science and Technology Museum

Christina Tessier

These words from our founding director, Dr. David Baird, set the playful tone and vision for the Canada Science and Technology Museum when it opened its doors in November 1967. As Canadians were jubilantly celebrating the centennial of Confederation, this new museum exceeded the limits of its modest budget to help revolutionize the way museums interact with the public. ... (Read more ...)


Museum Policy and the Arts in Canada

Anthony Alan Shelton

The creative arts can simply be defined as materializations that express our thoughts and creativity, define our history and identity, and provide manifestations of the anguish and grandeur of our humanity. “Art flashes” and the cultures they embody become irrefutable expressions of the myriad ways societies ... (Read more ...)