Professional Development

As part of its mandate to promote professionalism and skills development within the museum community, the Museum Association of Newfoundland and Labrador provides a Certificate in Museum Studies. This program provides museum workers with a general introduction into current theories, standards, and best practices for museums. The content of the certificate program is based on topics covered in MANL’s Best Practices publication.

MANL - Certificate in Museum Studies Registration Form

MANL - Certificate in Museum Studies Booklet

UPCOMING TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Decolonizing the GLAM: CMA Panel Discussion

Decolonizing the GLAM
Panel Discussion

Join the Canadian Museums Association and the Capital Heritage Professionals Network for a "Decolonizing the GLAM Sector" panel discussion and networking event on Thursday, October 12. This event wil take place both online and in-person at the Canadian Museum Association office at 130 Albert Street, Suite 1203! We will hear from Melissa Black from the Ottawa Public Library, and Skylee-Storm Hogan-Stacey from the Office of the Special Interlocutor, with time for discussion and a Q+A.

To register for this event online or in person, please follow this link.


CMA Insurance Program & Marsh: Protecting Your Museum from Cyberattack

Cyberattacks are very prevalent in the news, but what exactly is a cyberattack? How do you know if you are adequately protected and prepared in the event of such a threat?

MANL members are encouraged to join the Canadian Museums Association on September 20th for an educational session hosted by Marsh Canada to learn more about cyberattacks, how they are relevant for your organization and steps you can take to mitigate risk.  The session will take place on Wednesday, September 20th at 1:30 p.m. Newfoundland Time (NT) / 12 p.m. ET , and will be offered in English with simultaneous translation into French.

To register, please click here:

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Karen Continenza is a Senior Vice President and Cyber Claims Specialist within the Marsh Canada Cyber Group, responsible for carrier and client collaboration and advocacy of all commercial lines of coverages associated with cyber risk.


Response Ready? Developing an Emergency Response Plan for Heritage Institutions

Response Ready Workshop

The Association of Newfoundland & Labrador Archives (ANLA) and the Museum Association of Newfoundland & Labrador (MANL) invite their members to register for Response Ready? an online workshop presented by The Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) from October 31, 2023 to March 26, 2024.

This workshop is well suited for heritage professionals who are responsible for writing and implementing an Emergency Response Plan, especially those that have no plan or an outdated plan. Since the emergency planning process benefits from multiple perspectives, we encourage participation by up to three people per organization. Due to the interactive nature of this workshop, attendance is restricted to 10 institutions.

The workshop will comprise of twelve 60-minute sessions, grouped into five highly interactive modules. The modules will be scheduled over a period of five to six months. Particpation in all sessoins is mandatory and will involve:
• attendance at a 20-minute technical trial session in late October
• attendance at all sessions for all five workshop modules,
• reviewing workshop resource materials prior to each module (15–30 minutes) and
• completing exercises between the sessions for each module (1–2 hours).

FOR MORE INFORMATION


 

PAST TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

MANL Workshop: Introduction to Exhibit Development

This workshop is a core course for the Museum Studies Certificate Program

Instructor: Jane Severs, Interpretive Planner
Dates: December 6-7, 2022, 9 - 4:30 pm
Fees: MANL Members: $130 / Non-members: $155
To help offset workshop costs, please check out the CMA Bursary Program.
Registration: Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. To register, please email manl@nf.aibn.com

Workshop Location: Manuels River, 7 Conception Bay Highway, CBS
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received less than 5 days in advance are not eligible for refunds. Participants who do not attend remain responsible for full payment.
Program Description: This 2-day workshop provides a general introduction into the function and development of museum exhibits. Through this course, participants will explore the purpose of exhibits, exhibit planning and concept development, exhibit design techniques, exhibit resource and budget development, the role of various media formats and interactive features in exhibition design, programming for exhibits, hiring and working with exhibit contractors and specialists and exhibit evaluation.


MANL Workshop: Public Programming for Museums


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This workshop is an elective course for the Museum Studies Certificate Program

Instructor: Anne Madden, MANL Membership Outreach Officer
Date: December 8, 2022, 9 - 4:30 pm
Fee: MANL Members:$85, Non-members: $110
To help offset workshop costs, please check out the CMA Bursary Program.

Registration: Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. To register, please email manl@nf.aibn.com

Workshop Location: Manuels River, 7 Conception Bay Highway, CBS
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received less than 5 days in advance are not eligible for refunds. Participants who do not attend remain responsible for full payment.
Program Description: This one-day workshop will provide an introduction to developing public programming in museums, parks, heritage organizations and galleries. Topics will include: a brief overview of museum education, learning theories and learning styles; the role of interpretation policy development in public programs; audience identification; program planning tips; program promotion and evaluation; and the role of interpretation and public programming in engaging our communities.


CCI WORKSHOP: Bug Bites

 

alt= "Bug Bites Banner"This workshop is an elective course for MANL's Museums Studies Certificate Program.
Dates: November 18 & 25, 2022
Time: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm NST
ANLA / MANL Member Workshop Fee: $30.00
Workshop Format: Online
Workshop Instructor: Tom Strang

Registration is open to members of the Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives (ANLA) and the Museum Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (MANL).

Workshop Description: This series focuses on integrated pest management (IPM), including how to identify pests and understand their capacity to endanger objects and evade control. Participants will learn to evaluate effective ways of reducing pest numbers through specific control methods available to heritage professionals and the risks these methods may pose to collections. Participants will also review how to develop an IPM plan. The target audience is staff and volunteers of cultural facilities who are responsible for the physical integrity, research or exhibition of cultural property collections, which may all be impacted by pest activity.

Upon completion of this series, participants will be able to
• recognize and identify organisms that are detrimental to the longevity of collections
• respond to the discovery of pests by choosing from a suite of options and
• assess cultural property for pest risks and propose an IPM plan to mitigate them

Hosts: Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives (ANLA) & Museum Association of Newfoundland & Labrador (MANL)

To Register:

Please contact ANLA (contact information below) and provide your name, contact information, organization (if applicable) and indicate if you are a member of ANLA* or MANL**. You will be invoiced for your registration fee. Cheque, money order or credit card payments accepted.

For more information:
Mary Ellen Wright
Telephone: 709-726-2867
Email: anla@nf.aibn.com

Anne Madden
Telephone: 709-722-9034
Email: manl@nf.aibn.com

*For more information on joining/renewing with MANL 
**For more information on joining/renewing with ANLA


1. ANLA Workshop Series: Basic Archives - An Introduction to Archival Practice

 

This webinar series is an elective course for MANL’s Museums Studies Certificate Program.

Dates: October 7, 14, 21, 28 and November 5, 2022 / Time: 1-4 pm
Registration Fee: $25 per course or 5 sessions for $100. Fees include ANLA membership (2023-2024) and a pdf copy of the ANLA Resource Binder for Small Archives.

Registration Deadline: October 4, 2022.

These 5 three-hour Zoom sessions are intended to introduce participants to basic archival skills and concepts, using exercises and discussions to explore the archival profession. Sessions will run from 1 -4 pm.
• Session 1 Introduction to archival principles
• Session 2 Appraisal, selection and accessioning
• Session 3 Arrangement and description
• Session 4 Access and reference
• Session 5 Preservation

FOR MORE INFORMATION
TO REGISTER PLEASE E-MAIL THE ANLA OFFICE: anla@nf.aibn.com


Young Canada Works Virtual Application Workshop

Date: January 10, 2022
Time: 1 pm


MANL Workshop: Introduction to Exhibit Development


Date:
January 20-21, 2022
Instructor:
Jane Severs, Interpretive Planner and Exhibit Designer

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MANL Workshop: Introduction to Collections Management

Dates: November 23 -24, 2021, 9 am – 4 pm
Instructor: Paula French, Private Conservator

Collections Management


CCI WORKSHOP: Introduction to the Identification and Care of Photographic Materials

Dates: September 17, 24 and October 1, 2021
Time: 1:30 - 3:30 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

APPLY FOR A CMA BURSARY!

alt= "CMA Bursaryr"With the support of the Government of Canada, the CMA is pleased to offer The Emerging Professional Development Bursaries to assist museum professionals in their professional development. MANL encourages all its members to apply for the Emerging Professional Development Bursary. PLEASE NOTE: You must apply for a bursary four weeks before the event you are planning to attend.

The Emerging Professional Development Bursaries are given out to promote the exchange of knowledge and learning between museum professionals at the beginning of their careers. The program provides financial assistance to individuals to attend short courses, seminars, and workshops, including with costs of travel, accommodation and registration fees.

Email: bursaries@museums.ca
Fax: 613-233-5438