MUSE MAGAZINE • July/August 2018

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Why fund development is one of the best jobs in a museum ('s a secret)

Constant Scarlett

Ask anyone what museum work entails and the answer is usually curating, programming, collections; rarely does anyone think of fund development despite the integral role it plays in museum operations. ... (Read more…)

John talks with...

Guy Berthiaume, Canada's librarian and archivist

Dr. Guy Berthiaume has been the Librarian and Archivist of Canda since June 2014. Prior to his federal appointment to Library and Archives Canada (LAC) he was CEO of the Biblipothèque et Archives nationales du Québec in Montreal. ...

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In the Spotlight 

News: Ontario, British Columbia, Manitoba ... (Read More...)


Charitable Giving and Volunteering in Canada. (Read More...)

Calgary Stampede pennants. The first Calgary Stampede was held in 1912, as the big idea of Wild West promoter Guy Weadick, backed by the Big Four: ranchers and businessmen Patrick Burns, A.E. Cross, A.J. McLean and George Lane. The nnual 10-day festival had become a permanent fixture by 1923 ...

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It’s not just about you: Building community engagement

Tyler J. Stewart

When thinking about your museum’s programming, does it feel like you’ve been talking to an audience — or chatting with your family? These two descriptions represent opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to the topics of audience development and community engagement. ... (Read More ...)


A Big Vision for Global Impact

Jovanna Scorsone, Angelica Fox, Michael Edson

“It’s important to have big dreams,” says Michael Edson, who is something of an authority on dreaming big. A big dream for the role of museums in society is what propelled him from cleaning cases at the Smithsonian Institution to becoming its director of web and new media strategy and, in that role, helping to lead the world’s largest museum and research complex into the digital age. ... (Read More ...)


Designing for Specific Audiences: Working with Indigenous Cultures

Bianca Message

Today, many museums want to include more indigenous content and want to work with First Nations communities to help tell the story of the indigenous cultures in their local area. ... (Read More ...)


Rick Hansen Foundation Awards Canada Science and Technology Museum with Top Accessibility Rating

During the 2018 CMA awards, Ottawa’s Canada Science and Technology Museum (CSTM), one of the three museums which form Ingenium — Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation, was the first national public institution, and the first museum to be honoured with the Accessibility Certified Gold rating under the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification™ (RHFAC) program. ... (Read more ...)


The capital campaign for a Canadian site of conscience

MUSE interviewed Carlie Myke, the outreach coordinator at the Woodland Cultural Centre on their current capital campaign. The Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School operated in Brantford, Ontario from 1828 to 1970. It served as a boarding school for children from Six Nations, with the purpose of severing the continuity of culture from parent to child through assimilation. ... (Read more ...)


The Open Palace Programmes offer you the chance to:

  • Step behind the scenes at some of the most significant palaces and mansions in the UK
  • Learn from the heritage professionals how to conserve, present and interpret sites and collections 
  • Take part in hands on activities tackling real challenges alongside the expert
  • Immerse yourself in history where it happened
  • Handle fascinating historical artefacts and records ... (Read more ...)