Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Handcrafted Heritage - a conference for museum and craft lovers! #nlheritage

Each year the Museum Association of Newfoundland and Labrador has a conference that is attended by individuals from museums across Canada and the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The conference provides a comfortable environment for delegates to meet, share, and express ideas and topics of concern with one another. This year our Conference, on "Handcrafted Heritage", will be held on October 2-3, 2015 at the Ramada Hotel in St. John's, Newfoundland.

At the Conference on Friday October 2nd there will be an option of two workshops:

Option one is "Our History in Pictures", presented by Mary Ellen Wright, of ANLA (Association of Newfoundland & Labrador Archives). She will discuss the conservation, display, storage and copyright of photographs in collections.

Option two is "Project Management", presented by the Department of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development. They will discuss the useful tools, sample processes, exercises, case studies, management plans and project planning tips involved with project management.

There will also be an opening reception Friday night at 7:00 -9:00 p.m. at the Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador's Devon House Craft Centre (59 Duckworth Street) for a members' update, refreshments, music and more!

On Saturday, October 3, we will be offering a variety of conference sessions. Throughout the day the sessions will focus on craft and its relation to museums, whether through the gift shop, interpreting craft for programming or forming partnerships with craftspeople. The conference will also feature an AGM and luncheon for delegates. This is the chance for the election of officers and presentation of annual reports, certificates, and awards. If you are interested in being a part of our team or would like to find out more on our awards program, please contact the office.

Submit the 2015 "Handcrafted Heritage" Registration Form to register today.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Sarah Wade
Professional Development Coordinator

Museum Association of Newfoundland and Labrador
P. 709.722.9034 |
F. 709.722.9035 |
P.O. Box 5785 | St. John's, NL | A1C 5X3

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