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New Ideas

Mafoya Dossoumon

New ideas begin with fantasies; flickering like butterflies in the imaginations of pioneers as they exclaim “Eureka.” Those big moments are the dawn of probable exponential advances which signal both hope and fear. ... (Read more…)

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Karen Bachmann

Karen Bachmann is the director/curator of Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Center. She became a member of the CMA board of directors in 2012, vice-president in 2015 and started a new assignment as CMA President at the 2017 National Conference.

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In the Spotlight 

News: Pointe-à-Callière, Kleinburg,
Nova Scotia ... (Read More...)


Women in Museum Leadership: A comparative Study of 250 institutional CMA members shows that women in positions of leadership are .. .
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Prayer Bead

St. James, like many other early Christian saints, was killed because of his faith. The inner scenes show his trial and execution in Rome. ...

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A Behind-the-scenes Visit to the Canadian Museum of History

This January, CMA staff was invited to the Canadian Museum of History for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Canadian History Hall. Some of us had already seen the exhibit space in progress, others had missed out. Either way, all of us were excited. An exclusive visit to a new and challenging exhibition of national significance? Don’t mind if we do! ...

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Sovereign Rainbows & Unceded Territories

Tania Willard and Karen Duffek

The exhibition Unceded Territories at the Museum of Anthropology (MOA) in 2016 was a major and timely review of the work of Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun,1 spanning thirty years of his painterly and polemical practice. It placed the artist’s concerns in dialogue with this moment in our shared histories. An artist of Cowichan (Hul’q’umi’num Coast Salish) and Okanagan (Syilx) descent, ...
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Young Makers Express Themselves

Carolyn Holmes

Two Rivers Gallery is a mid-sized public art gallery in Prince George, British Columbia, a city of 80,000 and the traditional home of the Lheidli T’enneh and Carrier Sekani First Nations people. Represented by the local tourism bureau as “a thriving city within mere minutes of beautiful, pristine forests,” Prince George is nine hours from the major centres of Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. As a result of our relative remoteness,  ... (Read More...)


Mystical Landscapes: Masterpieces from Monet,
Van Gogh and more

For those on the outside of art museums, exhibitions may seem to materialize by magic, but the truth is they take the work of many people and years of research and planning. Here’s a bit of the back story to Mystical Landscapes: Masterpieces from Monet, Van Gogh and more , one of the Art Gallery of Ontario’s most ambitious projects to date. ... (Read More...)


On the Road, TOGETHER

Christine McGuire and Elizabeth Todd Doyle

Maybe you saw the smiling faces on the side of a tractor-trailer as you drove between Red Deer and Calgary — or on the car deck of the ferry between Vancouver and Victoria. Perhaps you passed those faces in the lane next to you on a highway near Toronto, or Montreal, or Moncton. You may even have encountered Together: An Exhibition of Global Development at the community centre down the street from your house. ... (Read more.)