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Museums 101

May 10, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - June 7, 2023 @ 4:00 pm

Museum Studies Program: Museums 101

For 2023: All workshops will be offered online on Wednesdays from 2-4pm

Date: May 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7
Location: Online (Zoom)
Facilitator: Karin Kierstead, ANSM Museum Program Manager
Enrolment Limits: 30 participants

Learning Outcomes

Museum 101 Introduces:

  • origins & evolution of museums
  • ethics, guidelines & movements that guide museums
  • core functions (collect, care, access)
  • the new ABCs (advocacy, burnout & community-led services), trends & challenges

The course format offers a combination of lecture, group discussion and exercises. It provides an excellent opportunity for new museum board members, new staff, consultants and government staff to receive a good overview of what museums are all about and the role they play in society. It is also an opportunity for mid- and late-career professionals to learn changes in the sector.

Having worked with museums in four provinces, Karin brings a combination of education and practical experience to the workshop, providing real-world examples to the discussions and exercises. You can read her bio here.

This course includes an optional homework assignment. Participants receive a course certificate if the homework is successfully completed.

The workshop will combine formal instruction, group discussion, and a graded take-home assignment.

Registration Information

  • ANSM Members: $100.00
  • Non-Members: $150.00
  • Registration Deadline: May 8, 2023

Registration is now open. To register online please visit this link. Participants can also send a completed registration form with payment by cheque to: Association of Nova Scotia Museums, 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 4P7.

Workshop registration forms can be downloaded from the ANSM website Learning section. Visit www.ansm.ns.ca

*This workshop can be taken as part of the ANSM Museum Studies Program or on its own*

For more information call (902) 423-4677 or email services@ansm.ns.ca

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May 10, 2023 @ 2:00 pm
June 7, 2023 @ 4:00 pm


Online (Zoom)
(902) 423-4677
View Venue Website


Association of Nova Scotia Museums
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