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CMS Course: Education Programs
Registration opens September 11

Course: Education Programs
Date: November 20-22, 2019
Course Directors: Meredith Leonard and John Summers, Halton Region Heritage Services

Note: This course is not accessible by public transit, but carpooling can be arranged from Barrie!

Log into your Individual Member account and click on My Courses to register.

Questions? Email

Read more about the CMS program HERE
Host the OMA Annual Conference
Call for Expressions of Interest

Deadline for Submission: September 27, 2019
Download the Expression of Interest HERE
Upcoming OMA Conference Deadlines
Early Bird Rate Deadline: September 6
  • Download the Registration Form HERE
  • Register online HERE
Hotel Booking Deadline: September 18, 2019
  • Book online HERE or call 519 753-8651 and mention the OMA Conference to get the best rates
Conference Connections Deadline: September 16, 2019
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Ontario Museum Association 2019 Annual General Meeting
October 25, 8:00am

Read more HERE.
New and Renewing OMA Members
Arts Consulting Group
Bath Museum of Loyalist Township
Billy Bishop Home and Museum
Canadian Automotive Museum
Canadian Museum of Nature
Central Manitoulin Historical Society
Curatorial Services, House of Commons
Dryden and District Museum
Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site
Iron Bridge Historical Museum
Kelly Juhasz - Fine Art Appraisal and Services
Letourneau Heritage Consulting Inc.
Lucy Maud Montgomery Society of Ontario
Minden Hills Museum
Museum of Ontario Archaeology
Norfolk County Archives and Eva Brook Donly Museum
North Lanark Historical Society
Pickering Museum Village
Port Dover Harbour Museum
Spirit of Flight Aviation Museum
The Elgin Military Museum
Tri-City Retail Systems
University of Toronto Museum Studies Program
Wallaceburg and District Museum
Sector News
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Call for Poster Submissions to the Symposium on Family Learning, Inclusion and the Value of Play in Museums
Deadline: September 30 at 5:00pm

The Symposium on Family Learning, Inclusion and the Value of Play in Museums is seeking submissions from college and university students engaged in work involving topics such as children and family learning, play, accessibility, and museum spaces. Expressed visually in the form of a standard-sized poster, selected submissions will be showcased to a wide range of international museum professionals, academics, and early learning experts.

Read more HERE
ICOM Canada Newsletter
The first issue of ICOM Canada's e-newsletter explores the theme of Cultural Diplomacy. Articles included highlight how Canadian museum professionals conduct global engagement activities that create mutual understanding and trust between nations, organizations and peoples through the work of museums.

Read more HERE

Subscribe to the ICOM Canada newsletter HERE
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Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program
Deadline to apply November 12, 2019

The province is now accepting funding applications for projects under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program's (ICIP) Community, Culture and Recreation (CCR) stream. The funding will go towards investing in community, culture and recreational projects that will help deliver vital services for communities, foster greater social inclusion and improve the quality of life for residents across the province.

Read the Ontario News Release HERE

Grants Ontario: Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, read more HERE
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Hamilton-Area Museum Educators Speaker Series
'Unusual Suspects: Art’s Expanded Relevance', September 24 at  6:30pm at Merit Brewing, Hamilton

Using her work as the Education Officer at Humber Galleries as a starting point, Danica Evering will talk through some of her engagement strategies to build learning relationships with unusual suspects. Reaching out beyond the art programs at the college, the art community, and the “general public,” the Humber Galleries education program brought in recent immigrant students, outdoor elementary school groups, new teachers, after-school programs and more.

Read more HERE
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Access and Inclusion in Historic House Museums
York University Public History Symposium, Todmorden Mills Heritage Site, November 8 

Keynote presentation by: Niya Bates, Director of African American History at
Monticello and Getting Word African American Oral History Project

York University's 7th Annual Public History Symposium in collaboration with the City of Toronto Museums and Heritage Services.

Read more HERE
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Energy Sustainability for Heritage Institutions
CCI Professional Development Workshop

The application deadline for the advanced professional development workshop “Energy Sustainability for Heritage Institutions” has been extended to September 27, 2019.

Read more HERE
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Ontario Culture Days Exhibition Announced 
September 27-29, 2019

Commissioned by Ontario Culture Days and curated by Dave Dyment, "Do Butterflies Eat Parts of the Sky?" Is an exhibition of playful and accessible artworks taking place at select program sites across the province. Each work invites participation from the public, while simultaneously exploring what it means to solicit this form of collaboration.

Read more HERE.
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What's On
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Apple Fest
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