Highland Village Museum is the host site for an exciting new venture between ANSM, the Nova Scotia Museum and Theatre Nova Scotia. Stone Soup Symposium is scheduled for May 21 & 22 and includes two days of exciting sessions designed to get creative interpretive energies flowing as well as hands on help to get innovative projects underway.
The symposium includes presentations, performances and working groups designed to get everyone thinking well and truly “outside the display case”.
The “stone soup” concept is all about combining our knowledge, resources and talents to create a new dynamic in museum interpretation in Nova Scotia. Presenters and performers include Two Planks & A Passion Theatre troupe with their “937” The Voyage of the St Louis production and follow up sessions on the “art of communication”. Dale Jarvis of Newfoundland, intangible culture specialist, presents on the practice of interpreting intangible culture and artist and performer, Ursula Johnson, engages and presents through a Mi’kmaq perspective. Museum presentations include 1st person interpretation at Highland Village Museum and special event collaboration at Sherbrooke Village with Dartmouth Players. Plus more presentations as they are confirmed. The symposium wraps up with a working session for all attendees to stretch their imaginations and work with presenters to frame new interpretive programs at their sites.
Registration is now open and the program is available on line. There are only 12 spaces remaining so register soon if you are interested in joining us for a very special two days in Spring.
Registration fees and details:
ANSM Members $100
Registration fee includes lunch & breaks on both days. Breakfast and supper are extra as is accommodation.
Registrants from Nova Scotia Museum sites should contact:
Manager, Interpretation – ICI
Department of Communities, Culture & Heritage
All others may register by completing a registration form to send with payment.
Payment can be made online. Please send a completed registration form.
Participants may stay at The Iona Heights Inn for a special rate when they reference the Stone Soup Symposium while booking. If you search for available rooms on the website, in order to receive the special rate which includes an $8 breakfast, you must enter the code museum in the "Access Code" box.
The Iona Heights Inn
4115 Hwy 223