MUSE MAGAZINE • May/June 2018

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Celebrating 2018 Award Winners

Nancy Noble

We have just emerged from another season of awards — the Oscars, the Canadian Screen Awards, the Governor General's Arts Awards and of course, the Canadian Museums Association Awards. This is an exciting time of year, but it makes me wonder about the value of awards and how we, in the museum industry, can continue to celebrate the great work we do, and find a way to do it better. ... (Read more…)

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Yosef Wosk

Community activist, collector, rabbi, donor, and father, Yosef Wosk, PhD, OBC, is a recognized scholar and devoted philanthropist who sits on the boards of the Museums Foundation of Canada and the B.C. Arts Council. He is also an adjunct professor and Shadbolt Fellow at Simon Fraser University. ...

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In the Spotlight 

News: Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchewan ... (Read More...)


Employment and Volunteerism at Heritage Institutions. (Read More...)

A Map of the United States of America. This detailed geographical map depicts the eastern United States, all of the Great Lakes and the south of Quebec prior to the Webster-Ashburton Treaty of 1842. ...

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Canadian Museums Association Awards 2018

The CMA Awards for Outstanding Achievement recognize outstanding museum achievement in a variety of categories. Winners are selected by majority vote after assessment by the CMA awards committee. The recipients are ... (Read More ...)


Everything you need to know about escape rooms

Amber-Dawn Davison

You and some friends are on a tour of Canada’s Cold War Museum, the Diefenbunker, when suddenly all hell breaks loose. You’re told that an enemy is threatening a nuclear attack, and it’s up to you and your friends to prevent it. Using clues and puzzles hidden strategically around the bunker, you and your team have just one hour to figure out how to stop the launch, and ultimately save the world. ... (Read More ...)


Rethinking the Fabric of a Museum

Alexandrine Théorêt

WLast spring, thanks to the support of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA), I had the honour of receiving the Dr. Shirley L. Thomson Young Curators Award, which enabled me to take part in an intensive internship at the Montreal institution. This unique experience would not have been possible without the efforts of the Canadian Museums Association (CMA), for which I am extremely grateful. ... (Read More ...)


Canadian Museum of History Receives International Design Award for Canadian History Hall

Emma Davis

The Canadian Museum of History (Gatineau QC) was honoured with an International Design and Communications Award (IDCA) on November 8, 2017 for its newly recreated Canadian History Hall. The museum received the bronze award for Best Scenography for a Permanent Collection.  ...
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Kitchener’s THEMUSEUM Creates a Conference for Emerging Professionals

Over 60 self-defined emerging professionals gathered at THEMUSEUM in Kitchener (ON) for a first conference targeting emerging arts and museum professionals, known as AltCon, from February 25 to 27. AltCon2018 was promoted as an inexpensive and more community-based alternative to traditional, larger, arts and heritage conferences. ... (Read more ...)