MANL AGM & Conference 2020

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A Community of Museums:
Celebrating 40 Years!

Dates: October 16-17, 2020
Location: Holiday Inn Express & Suites St John's Airport,
5 Navigator Ave, St. John's, NL A1A 0R5

Stay tuned for continuing updates!




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MANL's 39th AGM & Conference Pre-Conference Workshops
Space is limited!

Option #1:
Introduction to Impact Measurement for Community-based Heritage Organizations
Instructor: Jane Severs (Principal, Jane Severs Interpretive Planning)
Date: October 25, 2019; 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: MANL Conference Room, 200 Military Road. St. John's, NL

Option #2
Financial Management
Instructor: George Parsons (Community Based Strategies Inc.)
Date: October 25, 2019; 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Holiday Inn & Suites St. John's Airport, 5 Navigator Avenue, St. John's, NL

39th AGM & Conference Information

Conference Registration Form


AGM Poster Professional Development

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Elective course MANL

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MANL Newsletter


The Newsletter is published biannually (twice a year). It is the principal vehicle of communication with the membership. The Newsletter includes notices of professional development opportunities throughout Canada and is distributed in tandem with seminar registration forms and MANL's "Museum Notes."

MANL Newsletter - Winter 2020, Vol. 38, No. 1

MANL Newsletter - Summer 2019, Vol. 37, No. 2

MANL Newsletter - Winter 2019, Vol. 37, No. 1

MANL Newsletter - Summer 2018, Vol 36, No. 1

Submissions are welcome from MANL members. The deadline for article submissions is one month prior to the publication: December 1 for No. 1 (January) & June 1 for No. 2 (July).

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Museum Resources Award

The Museum Association of Newfoundland and Labrador is proud to sponsor the Museum Resources Award as part of the Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage Fairs Program, sponsored by the Historic Sites Association of Newfoundland and Labrador. They have partnered with the Department of Education and School Boards in Newfoundland and Labrador to manage the annual Heritage Fairs program since 1997.

The Museum Resources Award criteria is based on the project demonstrating use of museum resources for research. One prize is awarded per region, with six regions in total. Each prize includes a one-year MANL membership, an award certificate and a cheque for $50.00.

The Heritage Fairs Program started in 1997 as part of a national initiative to bring history to life for students. Directly linked to school curricula, Heritage Fairs allow students to showcase their history and heritage projects, using a variety of media. Once students present their projects at school fairs, outstanding projects are advanced to a regional fair. Regional or provincial fairs are held in every Canadian province and territory each spring. Six regional fairs are held each year throughout the province.

Newfoundland and Labrador students in grades 4 to 12 may be eligible to take part in the Newfoundland and Labrader Heritage Fairs Program. For more information about the NL Heritage Fair Program, please contact:
Andrea MacDonald, Provincial Coordinator, NL Heritage Fairs
Telephone: 709-753-2566
Website: http://www.historicsites.caHSANL


39th AGM & Conference

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 39th Annual General Meeting & Conference

HERITAGE TOURISM: Experience Museums

October 25-26, 2019

Holiday Inn & Suites
5 Navigator Avenue, St. John’s, NL


Pre-Conference Workshops

Two workshops are offered concurrently on Friday, October 25. When registering, please select ONE pre-conference workshop option that you would like to attend. Only those who attend a pre-conference workshop can apply for Canadian Museums Association travel bursary ( For more information, please follow this link.

Conference Kick-Off & Members’ Evening Reception

Join us as we kick off MANL's 39th Annual Conference at the Newman Wine Vaults, Friday evening, October 25, 2019. Enjoy light refreshments, with updates from our members and of course the chance to chat with other museum enthusiasts.


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2. Voting by Proxy 2019

3. Silent Auction Donation Request Form 2019

4. Conference Sponsorship Opportunities 2019

Conference Location

The conference will be held at the Holiday Inn & Suites St. John's Airport, 5 Navigator Avenue, St. John's, NL.

Holiday InnRoom rates for conference particpants is just $109.00 + tax. When booking with Holiday Inn & Suites, please request the MANL conference room rate. Please book early, as accommodations are booking quickly.

For more information on the conference location: Holiday Inn Express & Suites St. John's Airport


Information on the 39th AGM & Conference will be posted here as it becomes available.


Apply Now: CMA Bursaries for Fall 2019 Conferences

Application deadlines for the Conference Professional Development Bursary are approaching for Fall Conferences in 2019. Apply and you could receive up to $600 towards your next conference attendance. Please click here for more information.
The Extended Bursary Application Deadline for the MANL AGM & Conference: October 4, 2019. 

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38th AGM & Conference: October 19-20, 2018

MANL is excited to announce our 38th Annual General Meeting & Conference is happening on October 19-20, 2018 in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. We hope to see you there!  The theme for this year's conference is Achieving Museum Excellence.

38th AGM & Conference

MANL's 38th AGM & Conference will take place at two locations:

October 19, 2018, 9 am - 4:30 pm  - Pre-Conference Workshops
Location: Ramada Hotel, 102 Kenmount Road, St. John's, NL

October 20, 2018*, 9 am - 4:45 pm  - A.G.M. & Conference
Location: Holiday Inn Express & Suites St John's Airport, 5 Navigator Ave, St. John's, NL

*On October 20, shuttle service to the Holiday Inn will be provided for all guests staying at the Ramada. 

2018 Conference Registration Form

2018 Pre-Conference Workshops

2018 Conference Kick-Off & Opening Reception:

October 19, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Join us as we kick off MANL's 38th Annual Conference at the Royal Newfoundland Regiment Museum, Friday evening, October 19, 2018. Enjoy light refreshments, with updates from our members and of course the chance to chat with other museum enthusiasts.
The Royal Newfoundland Regiment Museum is dedicated to preserving the history of the famed Royal Newfoundland Regiment since its inception to the present day. It is located in the Main Lobby of the Anthony W. Paddon Building, CFS St. John's, 102 The Boulevard (near Quidi Vidi Lake). 
Visitors are welcome to enter the front gate and park in the Building parking lot. Enter the Museum by the front door of the building and check with the commissionaire at the front desk. Visitors must present a government photo ID (eg drivers license).

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1Conference Registration Form

2. Annual General Meeting Notice

3. Voting by Proxy

4. Silent Auction Donation Request Form

5. Conference Sponsorship Opportunities


Hosting Selection Procedure for MANL's Annual Conference / AGM


The Board of Directors of MANL has the responsibility to promote, review and select the sites for its Annual General Meeting and Conference. If a suitable application is not received, MANL reserves the right to name a host location for the AGM.

MANL shall advise inviting prospective hosts to apply for future Conference sites.

The board shall review all applications to ensure that the Conference host requirements have been met. The applicant shall then be notified as to whether the request has been accepted as the site.

The Applicant

It is MANL's objective to attract a minimum of 100 delegates.

To ensure that the attendance and quality of the Annual Conference is maintained the following guidelines must be met by the applicant.

Please forward correspondence complete with conference proposal, by June 8, 2012 to:

AGM Committee 
P.O. Box 5785 
St. John's, NF 
A1C 5X3 
Tel. (709) 722-9034, Fax (709) 722-9035; 

 Section A - Call For Proposals: Timelines

The board of Directors of MANL is accepting proposals from interested parties to co-host its Annual General Meeting and Conference for the beginning of October. The deadline for proposals is June 8, 2012. The complete application package (see section B: Proposal Selection) must be received in the MANL office by that date.

Section B - Proposal Selection

The Board of Directors of MANL is responsible for the selection of the community which will co-host the annual conference. The selection will be based upon an application which will include all information as requested in these hosting guidelines.

The application must indicate broad support with a clear indication of the ability and commitment by the interested partner to co-host with MANL. The written proposal should address the following areas:

  • A letter of invitation from the Mayor of the Municipality and/or the President of the partnering organization.
  • A preliminary local arrangements committee with the names of the chair person and other members.
  • A clear indication that all site criteria can be satisfied;
  • A commitment as to the dates of the conference
  • A preliminary budget indicating both the project revenues and expenditures and/or an indication of the level of financial support it can provide;
  • A commitment to develop a comprehensive educational program and entertainment, including keynote speakers, in concert with MANL's AGM Committee.

Section C - Site Criteria

The applicant must have the physical ability to host the convention. Based upon the attendance at previous years' conferences the number of full delegates and guests attending the MANL Conference has been about 90-100. All aspects of the site must accommodate both the partners' attendees as well as the MANL delegates. Therefore the minimum criteria are as follows:

Conference facilities which can accommodate the following:

Lobby and foyer space sufficient for registration activities, Banquet meal and social facilities for the minimum number of delegates, partners, volunteers and guests; Accommodation facilities in proximity to the central site with sufficient rooms for delegates and guests at reasonable rates;

Meeting room space for MANL board meetings and/or convention management; All on-site and off-site facilities must be fully accessible.


Section D - Conference Organization

Local Arrangement Committee Structures - It is expected that the partner(s) will include in its proposal the intention to have a well managed Local Arrangements Committee. Conference liaison to the MANL Board will occur formally through MANL's AGM Committee and MANL's Executive Director.

In the event that there is more than one organization identified as a co-host, each partner would indicate its own level of involvement as members of the Local Arrangements Committee.