Ottawa, October 8, 2019 — National, provincial and territorial museums associations sent joint letters today to the leaders of political parties, highlighting the importance of museums and seeking the parties’ positions on critical questions for the sector.
Party Leaders were asked to share their election commitments for the museum and heritage sector; their views on the importance and role of museums; and, if elected, how they intend to respond to recommendations made by the museum community. The associations intend to make the parties’ responses public.
“Museums play an increasingly important role in today’s society. They function as important social agents, with the capacity to unite us and defend our common good,” said Dr. Vanda Vitali, Executive Director of the Canadian Museums Association. Read more…
Fredericton, Canada — July 31, 2019 – Plans for the second annual “Love Your Covered Bridges Day” on August 4th have been announced by Association Heritage New Brunswick. “The concept of ‘Love Your Covered Bridges Day’ is simple,” says Marion Beyea, President of the organization. “We are encouraging people to visit one or more of the provinces covered bridges. And what better time to do this than on a holiday that celebrates all things New Brunswick.”
June 19th – “Across Canada, our city cores are becoming indistinguishable jumbles of tall glass buildings – new and shiny always seems to beat heritage or repurposing. City planning sometimes ignores scale and community. Four prominent and insightful architects discuss ways to tear down the edifices of modern planning and design.”