“The Cuddy” events & people happenings
“Artifacts in Aboriginal Cultural Centres” Workshop
We are hosting a great CCI workshop November 16 & 17, 2011 at the Glooscap Heritage Centre in Millbrook. It will look at the preservation of material culture in the context of Aboriginal cultural centres. It covers how various types of materials deteriorate and how best to minimize this deterioration, how to identify and prioritize problems of storage and display of various kinds of artifacts and make informed choices relating to the long-term preservation of collections both indoors and outdoors.
Date: October 5 & 6, 2011
Location: Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, Lunenburg.
Facilitator: Dr. Candace Metalic
Museums face many challenges and key amongst these is maintaining relevance and engaging our communities. Join Candace Matelic for two days of transformational instruction as you learn about engaging your community and the long term benefits for your museum.
Candace has a wealth of experience and practical knowledge in working with museums as they evolve in partnership with their communities. Check out www.transformorg.com to learn more about Candace and her work.
This workshop is a must for museums wanting to forge strong and vital relationships with their communities. Museum directors, curators and board members will learn important new skills and approaches for engaging their communities. Staff and board participation in this workshop is encouraged.
This workshop can be taken as part of the ANSM Museum Studies Program or on its own.
Registration opens August 15, 2011. To register, send a completed registration form with payment by cheque or money order to: Association of Nova Scotia Museums, 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 4P7
ANSM Conference 2012
Call For Your Ongoing Events
Nova Scotian museums are brimming with creative events. We know that you are planning something exciting, and we want to help you get the word out. Email us with info on your plans, and we’ll post it on our Facebook page. (
The survey will take no more than 10 minutes and all answers will be kept strictly confidential.
The Canadian Museum Association is accepting nominations for the Barbara A. Tyler Award In Museum Leadership. The Award is open to all museum directors or senior managers, salaried or volunteer, in a CMA member institution in good standing. The winner will receive a certificate and a $1000 gift. Deadline for nominations is November 15, 2011. See the CMA website for more information.
Canada Interactive Fund: The objective of the Canada Interactive Fund is to support the creation of online Canadian cultural interactive content and applications developed by Official Language Minority Community (OLMC), Aboriginal, ethnocultural and other not-for-profit cultural organizations. See their website for more information.
Applications for this program maybe be submitted January/February 2012 for the 2012/13 fiscal year. Deadlines to be announced.
Check out British Columbia’s Time Travel interactive website, featuring museums and historic sites from around the province. Time Travel is a project of the British Columbia Heritage Tourism Alliance, with funding support from the Canada Interactive Fund.
Strategic Development Initiative
Remember that this SDI is a grant program of Communities, Culture and Heritage which "encourages 'partners-in-heritage' to develop projects that build on a community’s assets and strengths." Visit www.gov.ns.ca/ to view the program description and application information.
The Canada Cultural Investment Fund (CCIF) is calling for proposals for its Strategic Initiatives component.