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New MANL Workshop!

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"Collecting Oral Histories around Anniversaries and Milestone events: Digital collection methods of the stories and descriptions of artifacts in collections."
Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2016; 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.
Location: Corner Brook Museum & Archives, 2 West Street. Corner Brook, NL

Collecting the oral history of an artifact is an important part of collections management. When people assemble at anniversaries and millstone event exhibitions opportunities to collect information on collections are created, and museums should be prepared to use these interactions with the public to collect and enhance collections records. The stories of veterans and people associated with artifacts should be properly recorded.

This workshop will provide information on the proper recording methods for oral history in museum settings. These histories will enable participants to enhance artifact records by recording stories on digital media. Participants will learn proper methods for digitizing audio and video recordings including the use of electronic devices, recording best practices and proper methods of digital storage. These recordings maybe used to enhance the display of artifacts.

Instructor for the Workshop: Dale Jarvis, Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador
Enrolment Limits: Maximum of 20
Registration fees: $85 for MANL members, $110 for non-members
Registration Deadline: November 1, 2016

Cancellations received less than 5 days in advance are not eligible for refunds. Participants who do not attend remain responsible for full payment.

Thanks to Canadian Heritage Museum Assistance Program and the Department of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development for supporting the efforts of the Museum Association of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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2016 AGM & Conference Program & Annual Report

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See MANL's 36th Annual General Meeting & Conference Program here and our Annual Report here for October 14-15 at the Ramada Hotel in St. John's.

This document features a welcome message from the President John Griffin, biographies of our presenters, and a highlight of our sponsors. It also has the schedule of events so you know when and where everything is taking place.  If you have any questions please contact the office.

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New Workshops for 2016!

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DEVELOPING TEMPORARY EXHIBITS FOR MILESTONES AND ANNIVERSARIES: CREATING TEMPORARY EXHIBITS FROM COLLECTIONS OF FIRST AND SECOND WORLD WAR ARTIFACTS AND CONFEDERATION
Date: August 24 to 25, 2016; 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Location: Fogo Island Town Office: 6 Centre Island Road South, Highway 333.

Temporary exhibitions provide are an important part of museum activities. Special events, milestones and anniversaries create temporary exhibition opportunities for museums and their collections. The museum's exhibits provide an important link between the community and its heritage. In the planning and presentation of temporary exhibitions, the museum will strive for accuracy of information, relevance to the community, effective communication, opportunities for learning, and the safe display of artifacts.

This session is intended for those who work in large and small community museums who will be work on exhibit projects. Participants will receive an overview of the processes involved in creating a quality temporary exhibition experience for visitors during 2016 milestone anniversaries. Topics that will be explored:
• temporary exhibit development
• use of electronics and new technologies in exhibits
• funding sources for exhibits
• developing exhibits in house

Instructor: Jane Severs, Interpretative Planner
Enrolment Limits: Maximum of 20
Registration fees: $130 for MANL members, $155 for non-members

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CARING FOR WARTIME WORKS ON PAPER: THE DIGITIZATION, DISPLAY, STORAGE OF PAPER BASED ARTIFACTS IN MUSEUM WORLD WAR COLLECTIONS
Date: October 14, 2016; 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Location: Ramada Hotel, 102 Kenmount Road, St. John's, NL

Paper based material is an important part of our cultural history. From letters home from the battle grounds to maps of trenches, the majority of regional museums house archival documents. In our effort to share the history of Canada on the Road to 2017, the care and presentation paper based artifacts is very important.

In this workshop, we will discuss the different types of paper based materials that can be found in your collection. We will also explore proper storage and exhibition conditions and techniques required when making this material accessible to the public. In addition to storage and display, we will review digitization process to guide museums in digitizing their existing collections. These skills will help museums to meet standards around safeguarding of paper based collections, making collections accessible to the public, and ensuring the long-term preservation of material.

Instructor: Larry Dohey, Manager of Collections and Projects, The Rooms Provincial Archives
Enrolment Limits: Maximum of 20
Registration fees: $85 for MANL members, $110 for non-members
Registration Deadline: September 30, 2016

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Financial assistance for transportation costs is available for MANL members, please contact the MANL office for more information. You may also visit www.museums.ca to find out more about the Canadian Museums Association Travel Bursary.

Cancellations received less than 5 days in advance are not eligible for refunds. Participants who do not attend remain responsible for full payment.

Thanks to Canadian Heritage Museum Assistance Program and the Department of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development for supporting the efforts of the Museum Association of Newfoundland and Labrador.