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No Museum is an Island: Mobilizing Resources, Building Capacity 


The late Stephen E. Weil has long been considered one of the museum community's most insightful (and frequently wittiest) commentators. His 1980 essay entitled No Museum is an Island is just as relevant if not more so today than almost 40 years ago. If Canadian museums and galleries once stood as islands, distanced from the turmoil of the world around them, the situation in which they find themselves today is very different.

CMA 2018 will strive to address the difficult questions and challenging issues facing Canada's museums and galleries at every turn:

Who should provide the critical resources needed for the museums of the 21st century?

How will museums successfully mediate between their traditional missions and mandates to better serve the future while addressing the insistent demands of the present?

How will museums strengthen their capacity without compromising their basic museum goals and objectives?

How do we collaborate, both internally and externally, to reach our objectives?

In April 2018 we'll come together in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia.

For those seeking financial assistance with their travel expenses (only),
please visit the CMA bursary program . As the number of bursaries for the Conference is limited, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

 
 
   

Program Quick Reference (April, 2018)

Monday, 09   Tuesday, 10   Wednesday, 11   Thursday, 12   Friday, 13

• Directors Symposium

• Off-site Study Tours

• Provincial Museum Associations Meeting

• Optional Evening Event

 

• Workshops

• Alliance of Natural History Museums of Canada Meeting

• Museum History Network Meeting

• CMA EXPO Opening and Reception with Exhibitors

• Optional Evening Event

 

• CMA 2018 Opening Ceremonies

• CMA Business Meeting

• Keynotes

• Educational Sessions

• Lunch with Exhibitors

• ICOM Canada Meeting

• Optional Evening Event

 

• Keynotes

• Educational Sessions

• Lunch with Exhibitors

• CMA Awards Ceremony and Reception

• Closing Gala

 

• Offsite Study Tours

 
       
   

Acknowledgements

Thank you to the following individuals, who have been instrumental in the planning of this Conference.

 
   

Tracy Calogheros, The Exploration Place Museum + Science Centre Margaret Chrumka, Kamloops Art Gallery
Dolf DeJong, The Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre Marie Dickins, Vancouver Art Gallery Association
Suzanne Greening, Audain Art Museum Robert Laidler, Museum Foundation of Canada Sue Lamothe, Canadian Museums Association Carol Mayer, UBC Museum of Anthropology Sue-Ann Ramsden, Canadian Museums Association Fiona Rimanic, PACART Ken Ross, Bank of Canada Museum Brady Smith, Squamish Lil'wat Culture Centre Debbie Trueman, Nanaimo Museum Angela Williams, Royal British Columbia Museum

 
       
      Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre photo    

ACCOMMODATION

The Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre has been selected as the host hotel for the 2018 CMA National Conference. A block of rooms has been reserved for delegates. To take advantage of the special Conference rate of $189.00 (+ taxes), please reserve your room as soon as possible and no later than March 15, 2018. Rooms may be booked at Canadian Museums Association .

OR copy and paste the following link into a web browser:
https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/events/start.action?id=1705241855&key=3027225

Prefer to make you reservation by phone? Please call 1.800.663. 9255 and ask for the Canadian Museums Association Conference room block .