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

Fund for Museums in Nova Scotia Survey Reports

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Hot off the press and duly approved by the ANSM Board of Directors, we are really pleased to provide the results of our recent survey of Nova Scotians to explore their interest in supporting a fund for museums in our province.

ANSM engaged the services of Refresh Market Research to undertake the surveys which were delivered by phone to a random sampling of Nova Scotian residents. 200 surveys recorded responses from people who customarily donate to charitable causes and another 200 were recorded from those who do not typically donate.

Nominations Open: Award for Excellence in Museum Practices Individual Contribution

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The ANSM Award for Excellence in Museum Practices Individual Contribution honours an individual who has gone the extra mile to foster a better understanding of human and natural heritage through exemplary contributions in museum practices.

The new ANSM Award is an excellent way to acknowledge an individual who has made a significant commitment, and also showcase your organization to the museum community in Nova Scotia.

Nominations are now open. You can download the criteria and nomination forms from our website.

Nominations close June 27th. The Award presentation will be during the opening reception of our annual conference, September 18th.

Museum Management & Governance Workshop - Registration Is Full

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Date: May 22 & 23, 2014
Location: DesBrisay Museum, Bridgewater, NS
FacilitatorBarbara Richman & Leah Hamilton
Enrolment Limits: 20 participants

Learning Outcomes

A strong governance framework is the backbone of a healthy, sustainable and forward thinking organisation. Join facilitators, Barbara Richman & Leah Hamilton, as they examine the structure, management and governance of museums; the roles and responsibilities of boards, staff and volunteers; and the key tools and skills needed to fulfill those roles and responsibilities.

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.