ANSM 2017 AGM / Treasure Trove Symposium

Friday, September 22, 2017 8:00am

Event location: Best Western Plus Liverpool Hotel & Conference Centre

Registration Opens August 25th (and closes September 19th) 2017. Simply follow the link at the bottom of the page to register your spot online using your credit card. If you’d like to register and pay by cheque, please download the Treasure Trove Symposium form here.

Treasure Trove Symposium: A compendium of topics to inspire, instruct, interest, instigate, and motivate!

Sandwiched between inspirational presentations featuring innovations in museum interpretation are practical sessions about workload, human resource, and heritage resource management. Join ANSM for a day packed with celebrations of revitilization and imagination.

Treasure Trove Includes:

- Keynote presentation by Museum Hack… If museum people had only one thing in common, it would be their passion for their work and the role museums play in society. The folks at Museum Hack feel the same and share this passion with the public at museums throughout the United States. They have also gained international attention in the museum community as innovative instigators of interpretive renewal. Presenter, Zak Martellucci, will take you through the doors of the Museum Hack world and illustrate how their approach can revitalise museums large and small  approach to interpretation and public engagement.

- ANSM Annual General Meeting

- Presentation of the ANSM Award for Excellence in Museum Practice

Relaunch of NovaMuse!

Be not afraid…. Theatrical presentation in museums has enormous potential for rich and meaningful interpretation of our Nova Scotian stories. Alexis Milligan of Transitus will introduce you to the powerful potential of this form of interpretation with examples of partnership and possibility for museums of all sizes. Special highlight on ANSM’s Touchstones Canada 150 initiative.

- Burnout Bulletproofing “My workload is unmanageable” or “Too much to do in too little time” is a frequent comment from museum workers. While there is no simple solution to the complexity and demands of our work, there are tools we can use to help us manage our work habits and environments. This session is all about understanding how to cope and possibly even saying “No” from time to time.
- The Juggler’s Guide to Making a Museum Work Governance and management are the twin cornerstones  of a healthy foundation for a museum. Often the gap between governance policy and management practice can be daunting, particularly in the area of human resource management. Virginia Stephen will guide you through the sometimes complex and always important work of volunteer management, staff management & support, succession planning and more…
- Cultural Resource Management & Museums Cultural resources can be physical assets such as architecture and archaeology as well as intangible culture such as storytelling and folklore. CRM is a resource management approach that incorporates all elements of knowledge in the understanding, care and interpretation of cultural resources. Presenter, Keith Mercer of Parks Canada, will provide an over view of CRM practice as it relates to today’s museums in Nova Scotia.

Click here to download the Treasure Trove Program.

You don’t want to miss this year’s gathering! Join us!

Click here to visit the Best Western Plus Liverpool Hotel & Conference Centre website. Special rates are available to symposium participants. Simply mention to the reservations agent that you are with the Association of Nova Scotia Museums!


Registration: Purchase Tickets Online