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Museums 101 - 2021

Event location: Online (Zoom)

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

Date: March 31, April 7, 14, 21, 28                                                                                            Location: Online (Zoom)                                                                                                                      Facilitator: Karin Kierstead, ANSM Museum Evaluation Program Manager                                        Enrolment Limits: 30 participants

Learning Outcomes

Museums 101 is the introductory module for a series of eight courses covering core museological functions: collections management & curatorship, interpretation, museums & community, facility management, management & governance, and marketing.

Museums 101 introduces: 

Origins & evolution of museums in society                                                                                    Ethics & professional guidelines                                                                                                            Core functions of museums                                                                                                                  Trends & challenges for museums   

The workshop 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.

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

This is an excellent time to begin the full eight module program. The program is offered over three years and may be taken in any order. A certificate of completion is provided for each individual unit and the full program.

**Before registering, please be aware of the recent updates made to our Registration Policy here.**

Registration Information

ANSM Members: $100.00                                                                                                                      Non-Members: $150.00                                                                                                                      

Registration Opens: March 5rd, 2021 at noon                                                                                      Registration Closes: March 28, 2021 at 5pm

Register online by clicking the Register Online button below, or send a completed registration form with payment by cheque to: Association of Nova Scotia Museums, 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 4P7 Please inform us via email or by phone in advance if you are mailing your registration, as it is first-come first-served, and courses tend to fill quickly online. Payments must be received before the registration deadline. Whether you register online or via mail, you will receive an email confirming your place in the course.


Registration: Register Online