The Association of Nova Scotia Museums, using a consultative regional representative model, proactively champions museums through education, outreach, networking and advocacy to achieve excellence.

Museum Fund for Nova Scotia

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The Museum Fund for Nova Scotia project is in the research and development phase. With support from a Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage SDI grant, ANSM has contracted Carly Butler to undertake the development of a business plan framework for the proposed fund. Carly works under the guidance of a Fund Steering Committee whose membership includes Rodney Chaisson, Highland Village Museum & ANSM Board; Steve Workman, Ross Farm Museum; Shane Mailman, NS Sport Hall of Fame; John McLeod; Janet Maltby, NS Museum; Mitch McNutt, Fortress Louisbourg Association; Jim St. Clair, McFarlane Woods and Anita Price, ANSM (ex officio).

$100 from 100 Campaign

ANSM will move into the implementation phase of fund development in 2015, but in order to do that we need the support of the museum community. We need “seed” money to leverage government grants for the implementation of a fund raising and marketing strategy for the proposed museum fund. A “passing the hat” approach that provides real grass roots support for the Museum Fund concept.

The ANSM Board, Fund Committee and Staff have all contributed to the $100 from 100 Campaign and we encourage our museum community colleagues to join us. Helping museums to help themselves!

$100 from 100 form can be downloaded here.

Conference 2014: Challenging Our Perspectives: Registration Now Open!

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Register now, online or find a registration form here!  Have a look at the full conference program here. Not familiar with the Sydney area? Click here for the conference map.

The following hotels are offering special rates for conference attendees (mention ANSM conference when booking):

Hampton Inn, 60 Maillard Street, Membertou, NS (attached to conference centre via pedway), 902.564.6555. Booking deadline August 31, 2014.

Days Inn, 480 Kings Road, Sydney, NS (1.3km - 15 minutes on foot, 5 minutes by car - from conference venue), 902.539.6750. Booking deadline August 22, 2014.

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Cultural Property Workshop

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Registration is now open!

Date: October 15 & 16, 2014

Location: Nova Scotia Archives

Facilitator: Tom Strang, Canadian Conservation Institute

Enrolment Limits: 25 participants

Learning Outcomes

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to:

  • Recognize and identify organisms that are detrimental to the longevity of collections.
  • Decide how to respond to the discovery of pests from a suite of options.
  • Assess cultural property for pest risks and propose an IPM plan to mitigate them.

Board Of Directors Nominations

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Nominations are now open for the ANSM Board of Directors. You can learn more about the roles and responsibilities of the Board of Directors through our Board Governance document, available online. Download the nomination form here

Serving on the ANSM Board is a great way to learn more about the organization, develop working relationships with colleagues around the province, and participate in the planning and development that shape ANSM into the future.

Nominations will be accepted until 4:30pm on Friday, August 8, 2014.

Our Vision Statement:
All Nova Scotia Museums are financially sustainable and operate according to established standards of excellence. Nova Scotians appreciate, are engaged in and support their heritage as represented in their museums.

ANSM services and programs are made possible with support from the Department of Communities, Culture & Heritage.