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    Admiralty House Museum

    Admiralty House was built in 1915 by the British Admiralty to monitor icebergs, ships at sea and provide weather forecasts to mariners. The sinking of the Titanic and the First World War prompted the development of a grid of wireless communications stations around the Atlantic,...

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    Wooden Boat Museum

    Come visit the Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador – a place where the history and traditions of wooden boat building come to life! We are located on the Avalon Peninsula, in Winterton, Newfoundland and Labrador.
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    Cupids Legacy Centre

    The Cupids Legacy Centre stores the extensive artifact collection discovered at the Cupids Cove Plantation site, and houses its field laboratory. The site, now a Provincial Historic Site, is one of the most significant archaeological digs in North America.  
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    James J. O'Mara Pharmacy Museum

    Apothecary Hall housed the Peter O'Mara Drug Store from 1922 to 1986. It was one of the last surviving old drug stores to operate in Newfoundland and the second home for Peter O'Mara's business, which had operated out of 484-486 Water Street as The West End Drug Store from 1899.. 
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    Labrador Interpretation Centre

    The Labrador Institute of Memorial University was established by the University to stimulate, coordinate, and support major University projects and programs designed to promote the well-being of the people of Labrador and to expand the Labrador knowledge base.

New Workshops for 2016!

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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


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


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.



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Save The Date! 2016 AGM & Conference
MANL's 2016 AGM & Conference is taking place October 14th to 15th at the Ramada Hotel on Kenmount Road in St. John's, NL. This year our theme is "Funding Our Future: Preserving Our Past".  To find out more, please visit the AGM section of our website. We hope to see you there! 

MANL Membership

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Are you interested in becoming a member of MANL? By becoming a member with us you could have access to services and benefits such as discounted professional development workshops and seminars, advisory services, newsletters, a weekly listserv, resource library loan services, the environmental monitoring equipment loan program & much more! Please call or email us for a full list of the services & benefits available for members.
Membership starts April 30th and expires March 31st each year.
There are two different types of memberships: Institutional ($40) and Individual ($25). An institutional membership is meant for establishments such as museums, archives & businesses. An individual membership is meant for students and individual people interested in the preservation & promotion of our natural & cultural heritage. If you have any questions regarding MANL's membership please don't hesitate to call or email us.
Click here to download our registration form.
Please send form and payment to:
Museum Association of Newfoundland & Labrador
P. O. Box 5785
St. John's, NL   A1C 5X3
Phone: 1-709-722-9034
Fax: 1-709-722-9035