Monday, 14 April 2014

CMA NATIONAL CONFERENCE - APRIL 2014

April 7-11, 2014 are the dates for the Canadian Museum Association's Annual Conference: Intention, Innovation, Invention: the Future of Museums.  Lucky for us, it's being hosted in Toronto at the Fairmont Royal York.  While the conference is surely going to be very informative, you have the opportunity to join the Career CafĂ©.  It's a "Speed Mentoring" session for new and emerging museum professionals on Thursday, April 10th. In a 10 minute networking ‘date’, ask your burning questions about museum work, career advice and guidance to the person doing your dream job! Pre-registration is required so click here for the CMA's website and more information regarding this cool opportunity.

CMA Panel – Museum innovation in theory and practice: Perspectives from graduate museum studies students

Panel moderator: Prof. Irina D. Mihalache

Student presentations titles:

1)    Rachel Leaton, Kristen Atkins & Holly Durawa – “Oddjects: Using Objects to Tell the Institutional and Staff Stories of the Thomas Fisher Rare Books Library”
2)    Desiree Fuller – “Seeing beyond Me: Engaging Children with Difficult Knowledge”
3)    Jordan-na Belle-isle – “Drama, Display and Designers: Contemporary Fashion Exhibitions in the Museum”
4)    Nicole Ritchie – “Queering Museums: Negotiating Difficult Knowledge and Museum Structures”
5)    Lauren Williams – “A Cyborg Walks into a Museum: Collections and the Changing Relationships between Mind, Body and Object”

CMA MMSt Panel

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