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OMA Launches Looking Ahead Initiative

Ontario museums are seizing the opportunity to build a strong, stable, united and relevant museum community for Ontarians. The objective of this initiative is to realize the full potential of a more collaborative, forward-looking and responsive museum sector for communities across the province.

A first activity is to identify the range of issues museums currently face. Your response leading to the results of the following scan will inform and direct our continuing work together by identifying key areas and actions required to develop our strategies for Ontario’s museum sector.

Be Heard! Please take the time to complete this quick survey/scan: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/lookingaheadinitiative – a strong response rate will increase the relevance of our findings, creating a strong and united voice in identifying needs and advocating for support.  It will demonstrate to our funders and other stakeholders the commitment of Ontario’s museums to work together to address future challenges.

This sector-led initiative is guided by a Task Force, representing the diversity of Ontario’s museum community.


Photograph (from left to right): Janet Carding, Michael Rikley-Lancaster, Yves Théoret, Carolyn Bell Farrell, William (Bill) Poole, Paul Robertson, Marie Lalonde, Diane Imrie, Karen Bachmann, and Marty Brent

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Annual Conference: Healthy Museums, Vibrant Communities

Healthy Museums, Vibrant Communities

            OMA Annual Conference
            October 15-17, 2014
            Nottawasaga Inn, Alliston, ON

Thank you to everyone who was a part of this year's conference!

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Mailing Address:

Ontario Museum Association 
50 Baldwin Street
Toronto, ON
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2014 Conference Wrap-up coming soon!

2013 Conference Wrap Up Micro-Site


The Honourable Michael Chan, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport announces the museumsuccession Project

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Emily Beliveau Braden Murray
Jenn Nelson and Laura Gibbs
Ben Macintosh Pailagi Pandya


CMOG Standards Resources

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Ministry Update & Standards Assessment Presentation -

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A guide to OMA Commercial Members providing goods and services to the museum sector.