Museum Management & Curatorship

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 2:00pm

Event location: Online (Zoom)

Museum Studies Program: Collections Management & Curatorship


For 2021: All workshops will be offered online on Wednesdays from 2-4pm


Date: October 27, November 3, November 10, November 17, November 24

Location: Online (Zoom)

Facilitator: Karin Kierstead, Museum Evaluation Program Manager

Enrolment Limits: 30 participants


Learning Outcomes

  • Role collections play in museums
  • Essential policies and procedures for proper care, management and use of collections
  • Acquisitions, documentation, handling, and deaccessioning
  • Databases and online access
  • Ethics, legal issues, tax receipts, insurance, and copyright.


The workshop format offers a combination of lecture, group discussion and exercises. Good collection management practices are the backbone of solid museum management. This workshop offers a comprehensive introduction to the main functions of managing a museum collection.


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 on the ANSM website.


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


Registration Information

  • ANSM Members: $100.00
  • Non-Members: $150.00
  • Registration Deadline: Wednesday October 20, 2021 at 5pm

Registration is now open. To register online please visit the following link: You 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


For more information call (902) 423-4677 or email

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