11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Come hear inspiring stories of Native American items repatriated from museums to their original communities, the consequences of returning sacred items when the community is not united in the effort, and lessons learned from both.
What potential outcomes and impacts might occur when museums connect deeply with their communities? Assessing such transformative change is challenging. How, for example, can you quantify levels of trust? How will museum leadership, staff, and community members know when their efforts to connect have been achieved? What are the indicators? This session aims to address these questions and more, as...
Exhibition preparation and installation has been traditionally dominated by men. Women in this field are presented with unique challenges and opportunities for career development and advancement. How do women avoid marginalization in the field to find motivation and support in an area where they have been underrepresented? This facilitated discussion run by experienced, diverse female museum...
While many museums are able to evaluate the economic impact they have on their communities, they struggle to showcase social impact. Come and learn more about what social impact is and hear from different organizations currently undergoing evaluations.
Often small museums, those run totally by volunteers or just a handful of staff, are encouraged to emulate their larger relatives. The truth, however, is that small museums can be the sites of innovation that institutions of all sizes should find inspiring. Join a panel of leaders from small museums as they demonstrate the super powers of their organizations, like grassroots community...
Museum staff and visitor demographics have been shown to be significantly whiter than those of our communities. For at least the past 45 years, museum professionals have lamented the lack of equity and inclusion in our field at panel sessions while little changes on the ground. Clearly, talk is not enough. Join this session for workshop-style activities, and to find actionable next steps toward...
The repatriation of materials related to Indigenous peoples is a pressing and timely issue for all members of the museum community. Nurturing solid stakeholder relations and frameworks within which to deal with this important work are vital to museums. Speakers will share their experiences and challenges breaking new ground by repatriating ceremonial and common objects, as well as human remains....
This session will explore how museums can engage community audiences to create exhibitions together, adding both content and relevance to the work the museum does. From prototyping panels and topics to requesting photographs and stories from the community, this session will challenge participants to create exhibitions that truly have the museum's audience in mind.
This session will explore resources and case studies that will help museums explore innovative partnerships and create diverse and meaningful ways to work with school groups using the Nova Scotia Museum's Toolbox for Museum School Programs (a free online resource). Presentation will include an in-depth look at examples from the Baile nan G'idheal / Highland Village Museum as well as examples from...
As a local part of a relatively young Native American museum movement, our four museums are still pouring the groundwork (preparing continuity) while coming to terms with the forces of growth (unavoidable change). This session reviews examples of operational establishment among closely related museums at the helm of the oldest local traditions to be preserved. Presenters provide insight into how...

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