Join us for our first Museum Showoffs!
Museums Showoff TO, sister event to Museums Showoff in the UK, is a biweekly event for anyone interested in museums. Held every other Saturday at the Museum of Inuit Art from 2 - 4 PM, Museums Showoff TO features nine speakers who speak for nine minutes each on any topic related to museums: from collections to events to critical issues and everything else in between.
For each event, four speakers are invited, four spots are left open for anyone to sign-up online, and one spot is available for anyone to sign-up on-site. Each speaker gets nine minutes to discuss whatever museum-related topic they'd like, followed by plenty of time after the talks for discussion and collaboration. The only catch: speakers have to wait a month to sign up again.
Speaking this week:
- Alysa Procida, Associate Curator and Director of Education at the Museum of Inuit Art: "The Art of Play: Creating an Unconventional Exhibition"
- Cara van der Laan, Artifacts Coordinator at the Ontario Science Centre: "Collections Challenges at a Science Centre
- Pierre Bois, Special Project Manager at the Ontario Museums Association: "Exploring the Discover Ontario Museums App"
- Cassandra Zita, Museum Assistant at the Morris & Sally Justein Heritage Museum at Baycrest: "Museum on Wheels: Reaching New Audiences"
- Diane Boyer, Art Educator and Heritage Interpreter: "Just the Facts, Ma'am, or do you want Fictions with that too? Interpreting Industial History"
- Barbara Soren, Independent Consultant and Sessional Lecturer at the University of Toronto's Museum Studies Program, "Museum Experiences That Change Visitors"
- Amber Sandy, Data Mapping and Archivist Trainee at the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto, "Introducing 'First Story,' an interactive multimedia smartphone app empowering the Indigenous community of Toronto to reveal our historical geography and share our experiences, events, news and culture"
- Spots are still available for interested speakers, so sign up today!
The event (and museum admission) is always free but a $5 donation is encouraged, which will be donated to a charity chosen at the event.