Program — April 2018

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Program Dates

► Monday 09

► Tuesday 10

► Wednesday 11

► Thursday 12


► CMA EXPO 2018 prospectus

► CMA EXPO 2018 floor plan


Friday 12


8:00 am – 5:00 pm



8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Directors Symposium

Location of the event


8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Provincial Museum Associations Meeting

By invitation only!


Off-site Study Tours

Study Tours take advantage of local expertise to help you learn more about practical approaches to apply within your institution. You will enter each site through the front door and move through them systematically to get a thorough behind-the-scenes look. You will learn about the exemplary works that fulfill our traditional mandates. You will also learn about different aspects of cultural and heritage tourism. The study tours will give you the knowledge to implement action plans in your institutions. The 2017 CMA Conference offers three pre-conference Study Tours. All tours depart from the Westin Ottawa Hotel. A separate fee is applicable for each tour and includes admission to all sites, guided tours, food, and transportation, as specified. Comfortable walking shoes are a must, as is a warm, water and windproof jacket or coat. Add a pair of gloves and you’ll be prepared for any type of weather but we hope spring will have sprung!


8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Behind-the-Scenes Tour — Conservation, Preservation and Technology Canadian Conservation Institute and Canada Science and Technology Museum

  Study tour 1  

A major renewal is underway in the east end of Ottawa! Join representatives from the Canada Science and Technology Museum (CSTM) and the Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) to learn firsthand about a "mostly new" museum building along with the development of 80,000 sq. ft of exhibition space and the new 400,000 sq. ft Collection Conservation Centre building that will house three national partners. From the emergency closure to reopening, the CSTM renewal will be completed in just three years while the new collection and conservation building will be built in only two. The countdown is on!


Fee: $70 — This is in addition to the all-inclusive registration fee! Open to delegates and guests. Includes transportation, lunch, a behind-the-scenes tour of the current conservation and science labs at CCI, presentations on the exhibition and building projects and a hard hat building tour of the CSTM. 


8:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Three R's: Redesign, Reinstall and Reinterpret Canada's National Collection ― National Gallery of Canada

  Study tour 2  

To celebrate Confederation’s 150th anniversary, the National Gallery of Canada will unveil an unprecedented narrative of Canadian art through a full transformation of its galleries. Some 600 works of art by Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists in dialogue will be displayed in a new museography designed and contextualized thanks to innovative visitor-centric didactic contents. Meet the cross-departmental team that has led this strategic initiative — the first comprehensive reinstallation of the Gallery’s permanent collection since the building was inaugurated in 1988 — around the 3D model used to conceptualize the new vision for the galleries and get a behind-the-scenes tour of some of the vaults.


SOLD OUT Fee: $30 — This is in addition to the all-inclusive registration fee! Open to delegates and guests. Tour includes transportation, behind-the-scenes tour, presentations and light refreshments. Limited to 30 participants.