1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

The rise of the authority of social media means that museums are on the front line of online fact keeping and knowledge sharing. With new social channels and a constant need for fresh content, how can museums stay relevant online while offering our audience useful and factual information? This session will dive into these questions, while also exploring how to get the most out of the resources...
Barcoding is an established technology for tracking the movement of objects, but it is not yet widely used in museums. Presenters will share their recent experience with barcoding their collections, focusing on techniques that are easily adoptable and broadly applicable. This session will discuss the balance between consistency and flexibility in establishing new processes, and present strategies...
Museums are always changing and bringing new concepts, programs, partners, and artifacts into their spaces. With these come new challenges from an old enemy pests. This session will examine recent endeavours to utilize an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program within a Collections Management database, investigate ways of minimizing risks in ethnographic collections while emphasizing access to...




In this keynote follow up session, Tony Butler will expand on the morning’s keynote address. He will explore the idea of the civic role of the museum in the 21st Century in the context of a co-produced institution where museums are generators of social capital. 




This panel will encourage reflection on the origin, ownership, authenticity, and appropriate sharing of stories. Facilitated discussion will explore the relationship of documented history to local / regional stories, and how audience engagement with mythologies can activate exhibition spaces through evolving narratives. Participants will be encouraged to imagine ways to share cultural knowledge...
Do topics of sex, sexuality, and gender have to turn exhibitions into exhibitionism, or incite feelings of queerness and queasiness? What drives assumptions about these issues, and how might that lead us to censor core aspects of our collections, our exhibitions, our facilities, our staff, and our visitors? Come join this Westinar, a seminar-style discussion, as colleagues from across the border...
From its founding, Los Angeles has embodied a legacy of multiculturalism and community activism. However, this diverse history remains largely unknown to its residents. Explore how four museums share the stories of early Mexican, Chinese, and Italian immigrants whose legacies shaped the histories of this city.
Museums around the globe are working to create inclusive and socially-just spaces, an essential endeavor in our increasingly polarized society. This session will explore programs designed to make museums more inclusive and accessible, including the Institute for Canadian Citizenship's Cultural Access Pass Program and Museums for All, a cooperative initiative between the Institute of Museum and...
This session will challenge delegates to explore ways to make the most out of their innovative partnerships, impact in their communities, and exhibits through exciting, fun, and easy-to-copy ideas. This fast and informative session will reveal how various museums have implemented marketing, social media, promotional, outreach, and public relations initiatives to further museum objectives and...
Many museums are undertaking small and large changes in response to the changing world. In order to truly change behavior, it is imperative to first change mindset. This session will utilize the Arbinger approach to conflict to challenge participants to examine how their own inward mindset hinders results with colleagues, managers, contractors, volunteers, and members of the community.

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