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What’s on your museum bucket list?

Honestly, I was expecting more spit. But apparently my bucket list was out of date. The costumed interpreters at Mystic Seaport Museum were informative, chatty, and only in first-person mode when "on stage" re-enacting scenes from Moby Dick. Almost first person: actors deliver a fiery performance of Herman Melville's Moby Dick at Mystic Seaport [...]

By |2019-08-21T16:15:41+00:00August 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

See Them Soon: Case Studies 2019

One of the highlights of any CAGE symposium is the Case Studies series. CAGE participants find out what others have been doing across the country. Case Study presenters come ready to reveal new programs, best practices, and lessons learned. This year in Edmonton, Case Studies form an important backbone of programming and are thematically linked [...]

Presenting Judy Koke, Presenter

Guest post by Melissa Smith, Art Gallery of Ontario and CAGE executive member My favourite memory of Judy Koke, a leading museum educator and theorist, happened during the Youth Summer Party at the Art Gallery of Ontario. She was the Chief of Public Programming and Learning, a significant leadership role, and was on the floor [...]

Peter Morin: Artist & Workshop Leader for CAGE 2018

The CAGE conference is coming up soon -- May 3-5, 2018 in Ottawa. As part of a series about our workshop presenters and guest speakers, here is Nicolle Nugent's heart-felt and detailed account of working with Indigenous artist and teacher Peter Morin in 2015. If you like what you read here, come experience Peter Morin's [...]

Latin American Museums Lead the Way

Nina Simon, author of The Participatory Museum (among many other things), has just returned from the El Museo Reimaginado Conference of the Americas in Medellin, Colombia, and she's pretty fired up about it. Anyone interested in how museums can become community catalysts will read Simon's most recent blog post about her experiences and get fired [...]

Last Minute Notice of Cool Leadership Conference!

This post is going to be tremendously specific: Do you, or someone you know, want to learn more about being a "young leader" in museum management? Gain insights from of a small, inclusive group of internationals? Next week? In Ljubljana, Slovenia? Then here's a great opportunity for you! Part of KulturAgenda (Institute for Museums, Cultural [...]

By |2017-11-21T15:58:33+00:00November 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Vancouver gets SWARMed

Smaller art galleries sometimes get overlooked in big cities with large institutions. For the past 18 years, Vancouver's SWARM Festival has gathered strength in numbers--this year's event, running September 7-8, includes numerous artist-run centres, many of which CAGE members visited during our 2015 symposium in Vancouver. Read the Georgia Straight's take on the festival here. Visit [...]

By |2017-09-06T14:04:03+00:00September 6th, 2017|community, exhibition, news|0 Comments

V&A Professional Development Courses

Here's an opportunity for you. The Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England, has recently announced a new slate of courses at their Learning Academy. Designed for museum professionals, the courses include leadership, interpretation, and programming. A snippet from their Marketing Manager: "Each of our short, intensive courses are taught by V&A staff and focus [...]

By |2017-06-23T14:59:45+00:00June 26th, 2017|professional development|0 Comments

International Competition for Gallery Education (psst: let’s nominate a Canadian this time)

The 2017 Marsh Awards for Excellence in Gallery Education are now open for nominations. Sure, four of them go to those in the UK. But there's one international prize available every round--and with all the 150 projects currently on the go, why wouldn't a Canadian winner be a good fit? Engage, Britain's CAGE correspondent, hosts [...]

By |2017-06-23T14:53:15+00:00June 26th, 2017|awards, professional development|0 Comments