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Canadian Museums Association hosts virtual conference

The Canadian Museums Association is hosting a virtual conference on April 16th at 11am EST. The goal is to provide a free, one-day, virtual event to discuss some of the key issues facing Canada’s museums today.

BCHF members who operate museums, archives, historic sites or cultural centres may be interested to attend.

Here is the press release in case you missed it:

Join us: Museums Together virtual conference, April 16, 2020

We couldn’t get together for our National Conference in Montreal as planned, so we’re bringing an event to you.

Please mark your calendars and join the CMA on April 16th starting at 11 a.m. ET.

Our online event program includes remarks by the CMA’s Executive Director, Dr. Vanda Vitali, and Prof. Jack Lohman, CME, President of the Board of the CMA and CEO of the Royal Museum of British Columbia. Then, you’ll hear from our special guest, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, in a dialogue with our provincial and territorial colleagues. This will be followed by a panel discussion with heritage groups as we discuss common challenges and a path forward. This will conclude the public portion of the event.

Then, for the first time in the history of the CMA and open to members only, we are also conducting our Annual General Meeting online, starting at 1:15 p.m. ET. We invite you to hear from our Board of Directors about the latest CMA business, read the CMA’s 2019 Annual Report and other related documents, and vote through interactive online features (voting members only). 

All sessions will be streamed, with speakers joining via webcam, and they will be offered in both official languages.

Visit our website for the Museum Together conference program, (https://museums.ca/site/conferencesevents/museumstogether) and links to access the sessions. Voting access for eligible members will be provided by email in advance.