AHNB’S 47th ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND AGM WILL BE HELD AS A VIRTUAL ZOOM MEETING.
Pre-Conference: Wednesday, October 13, 2021.
- (1:00 pm-2:00 pm) Collective Access (English)
Roundtable for Collective Access Users
Since 2017, 38 museums across the province of New Brunswick have begun using the Collective Access database system for collections management. Join other Collective Access users to discuss and share ideas for new features and improvements to the database.
Presenter: Anja Hamilton, MMSt – Project Officer, Museum Services /Archaeology and Heritage Branch / Tourism, Heritage and Culture
Reshaping: 47th Annual Conference and AGM: Thursday, October 14th, (11:00 am to 4:30 pm).
- (11:00 am – 11:30) Keynote Speaker: Donald Soctomah – An elder for the Peskotomuhkati community is unfortunately no longer available, but Brent Suttie, COO and Director of Research at New Brunswick Museum will speak.
Elder Donald Soctomah is an author, filmmaker, historian, and politician. He serves as the tribal historic preservation officer for the Peskotomuhkati tribe, where he works with both the U.S. and Canadian governments on the protection of culturally significant sites, artifacts and knowledge. Mr. Soctomah has written several books about Peskotomuhkati history, as well as a children’s book Remember Me: Tomah Joseph’s Gift to Franklin Delano Roosevelt and The Canoe Maker.
- (11:30 am – 12:00) Proud Moments
Because the session titled Proud Moments is so much fun and educational, we are going to repeat the session again this year! We want to hear about your proud moments and your creative moments over this past year, so we can share your Proud Moments during our virtual conference.
The format is simple: just send us a couple of phrases of your Proud Moments, with an image, (can also be mixed media or a PowerPoint) if you have one.
Please send the information by Monday, October 11, 2021, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Moderator: Jeanne Mance Cormier – Service Manager and Curator Centre d’études acadiennes Anselme-Chiasson and Musée acadien de l’Université de Moncton
Break (12:00 to 12:15): 15 minutes to grab your lunch and come back for Bingo!
Moderator: Lawren Campbell (AHNB & Resurgo Place)
- (12:15 to 12:45 pm) Bingo! Who wants to play Bingo? An easy game to play and win prizes! A downloadable card online will be available to those registered for the conference.
- Click the Bingo card generator link here – https://mfbc.us/v/xw2xwmw
- Enter your email to register
- Save the link on your browser or print it out for future use
- (12:45 to 1:45) AGM & Awards
Break(1:45 to 2:00)
- (2:00 to 2:45 pm) Built Heritage – Standardization Moving Forward
Moderator: Lawren Campbell (AHNB)
Presenter: Patrick Foran (THC) Heritage Officer / Historic Places and Toponymy Services
A Guide to Heritage Essentials in New Brunswick
Thousands of years of history have resulted in a great diversity of heritage sites New Brunswick. The built heritage in our communities range from grand buildings, modest structures, and forms on the ground where important events once took place. Sites can be domestic, industrial, or ceremonial in nature, but in all cases, they are places that speak to us as New Brunswickers about who we are and where we come from.
To facilitate the conservation of these important heritage sites, the Department of Tourism, Heritage, and Culture is developing an iterative guide for heritage professionals to provide them with the support / reference materials necessary to undertake comprehensive heritage assessments in New Brunswick. Still at the draft stage, the production of standardized methodologies and terminology that best represents New Brunswick built heritage will be at the heart of the document. Over time, it is intended that the document will expose users to core heritage values, best practices, evaluation criteria, along with documentation procedures and protocols.
The draft guide is intended to complement the Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada, a federal, provincial, and territorial collaboration published by Parks Canada.
- (2:45 pm to 3:30 pm) Digital Museums Canada
Making Engaging Online Projects
A strong online presence with engaging content is more crucial for museums and heritage organizations now than ever. And while it’s difficult to predict what the world will look when the pandemic is over, most agree that much of the field’s pivot to digital is permanent. Reshaping our thinking and practices is the new normal.
Presenter: Join Megan Richardson, director of the Digital Museums Canada investment program, as she shares how DMC supports organizations in the rewarding journey of building digital capacity as they share stories and experiences with online audiences. Learn about the elements and skills that go into making user-centred online projects and see examples of DMC-funded projects. Session participants will also visit the new DMC website and learn about the proposal process.
- (3:30 to 4:30 pm) Museum Evaluation Information Session
NB Museum Evaluation Program: Panel Discussion
An ongoing trend in the museum sector is the implementation of evaluation programs intended to help community museums assess their own organizations and identify areas of great achievement, as well as areas requiring additional training or support. The AHNB’s Museum Steering Committee, in collaboration with the Archaeology and Heritage Branch, are proposing a museum evaluation program, designed to meet the needs of the museums in New Brunswick. The panelists will discuss the proposed program, explain the process, and invite guest speakers from other provinces to share their own success stories.
Panel: Anja Hamilton (THC), Evelyn Fidler(AHNB), Greg Feckner (AHNB), Karin Kierstead (Association of Nova Scotia Museums), et Lauren Wheeler (Alberta Museums Association).
AHNB Conference Committee:
Kellie Blue, Lawren Campbell,
Dominique Gélinas, and Jeanne-Mance Cormier.