Museums 101 - October 2018

Thursday, October 4, 2018 10:00am – Friday, October 5, 2018 4:00pm

Event location: Hooked Rug Museum of North America, 9849 St Margarets Bay Rd, Hubbards, NS B0J 1T0

Museums 101 is the introductory module for a series of eight workshops 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
  • unique features of museums
  • 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.

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.

You can read more about this course by downloading the Museums 101 Info Sheet found here at the bottom of the Museum Studies Program Page. 

Join us this October 4-5 at the Hooked Rug Museum of North America in Hubbards!

Registration Information

  • ANSM Members: $125.00
  • Non-Members: $175.00
  • Registration Deadline: September 26th 5pm, 2018

Registration opens August 27, 2018 at noon.

Register online by clicking the Register Now 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 if you are mailing your registration, as it is first-come first-served, and courses tend to fill quickly online.


Registration: Register Now