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

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.

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.

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.