Upcoming Webinars 2021 / 2022

The New Brunswick Heritage Association is pleased to announce that it will be presenting four new webinars in 2021-2022.  These Webinars are FREE.

1) Best Practices: Registration of Museum Collections with Anja Hamilton, MMSt, Acting Manager, Museum Services, THC – November 17, 2021 (10:00 am to 11:00 am)

Anja is currently looking after the Museum Collection Inventory Program and CollectiveAccess, the Inventory at 5 Provincial Historic Sites, and is in the process of completing a major inventory at Government House in collaboration with the New Brunswick Museum. Her webinar will provide you with the basics for making and maintaining records of your Museum collections, and why the development of policies and procedures for documentation of one’s collection is necessary.

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2) Making Use of One’s Collection to Create Good Public Programming with Dr. Dominique Gélinas, Head of Exhibitions & Visitor Experience, NB Museum – January 19, 2022 at 10:00 am to 11:00 pm.

A good museum is not just a collection of artifacts that you put on a shelf or hang on a wall or put in a display case because a museum is more than just objects! It is a place where we discover unique and fascinating stories that concern us all!

However, the museum faces several challenges. For instance:
1) How do we attract people to our institution based on one’s collection?
2) How do we differentiate ourselves from other museums and cultural attractions with similar collections?
3) How do we engage and diversify our audience?
4) How do we adjust to the different means and platforms available to us?

This webinar will examine the process of creating your programming to offer a more varied cultural selection. Creating good public programing to engage a diverse audience will only enhance their experience and their knowledge of what is in one’s collection.  This webinar will look at the many ways to create good public programming based on your exhibits and your collection.

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3) Preventative Conservation for Museum Collections  with Dee A. Stubbs-Lee, MA, CAPC, Conservator, NB Museum – February 2022

Collections care, involves any actions taken to prevent or delay the deterioration of cultural heritage. Whether through direct work with the collections and/or their environments or by ongoing vigilance, the care of the Museum’s collections is the responsibility of most staff and contractors employed by the Museum. This webinar will provide integrated advice and explanations on the care of specific types of collections as well as basic care guidelines for all collections. Its approach is based on the 10 agents of deterioration, highlighting levels of sensitivity to various risks and different levels of controls.

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4) Best Practices: Public Engagement for Today’s Museums with Janet Clouston, Manager of Albert County Historical Society and Museum / Marketing and Business Consultant with over 30 years experience – March 2022

Museums are rethinking and reworking their spaces to promote a deeper understanding of their collections and missions, greater interactivity, a fuller range of activities, and increased revenue stability.  Museums recognize that passively waiting for visitors does not work. In order to keep their collections relevant and fulfill their mandates, museums must reach out in active, strategic ways. Some initiates include taking exhibits outside to reach new constituencies, non-traditional programming such as scavenger hunts, focused advertising campaigns, encouraging visitors to highlight their experience in social media, partnering with nearby amenities, hosting exhibit-related events, and reaching out to student and teacher populations are just some ways that museums must engage their communities to survive. Compelling collections include stories that place the objects in their historical context, and it is how one delivers these stories that is key to community engagement and a museum’s accessibility.  This webinar will look at how to use your collection to increase public engagement.

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We greatly appreciate the funding for our webinars provided by the Department of Canadian Heritage. Without their support, we would not be able to provide professional development for our members in this way.

 

2020/2021 Webinars

1) Hazards in Your Collection with Evelyn Fidler – November 19, 2020

Hazardous materials in your collection are a serious issue but you can protect yourself and your collection by being proactive. This webinar explores some of the various hazards and risks both inherent and acquired. The ability to identify them is important in order to develop a Hazardous Material Maintenance Plan that can be used in your museum.   

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2) Using Your Museum Collection to Build Specific Programming to Coincide with NB Social Studies with Cynthia Wallace-Casey – January 20, 2021

This webinar will help bridge the gap between educators and museum experts to benefit young people. Museum experts will learn to work with educators based on the current curricula to excite today’s youth about NB History in order for them to understand and/or connect to their past and their community.   

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3) RE-ORG: Reorganization of Collection 101 (ICCROM, UNESCO, CCI) Fundamentals with Jeanne-Mance Cormier – March 4, 2021 at 6 p.m.
RE-ORG is a step-by-step method for planning and implementing a storage reorganization project that is necessary in most museums.  This webinar will provide information on how to successfully reorganize storage space in order to gain more room and provide better protection for the artifacts.
Registration here….

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4) Emergency Preparedness with Melynda Jarratt and Ruth Murgatroyd – March 23, 2021 at 1 pm.

 Melynda Jarratt and Ruth Murgatroyd will explore why it is important to have and emergency preparedness plan that is specific to an individual’s museum and what must be included in every emergency preparedness policy.  She will also provide the necessary steps to build an emergency preparedness plan and the importance of keeping it up-to-date.  

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We greatly appreciate the funding for our webinars provided by the Department of Canadian Heritage. Without their support, we would not be able to provide professional development for our members in this way.

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