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 But apparently my bucket list was out of date.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

CAGE Symposium 2019 Recap

CAGE symposia are an opportunity to learn, grow, share, and connect with colleagues from across the country. Packed with great speakers, events, tours, and relaxed group meals, there's always a lot to bring back to your practice. Throughout the conference we share resources, quotes, events, and general tidbits of information through our Twitter feed. This [...]

By |2019-07-09T13:46:21+00:00July 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

CAGE 2019 Speakers: Dolleen Tisawii’ashii Manning

This year's symposium topic is Transformative Engagement & Relationship Building. This series of posts will share bios and information on some of our speakers, including their websites, projects, interviews and videos. Keynote Dolleen Tisawii’ashii Manning Dolleen Tisawii’ashii Manning is a member of Kettle and Stoney Point First Nations, an artist, scholar, and youngest of twelve. [...]

By |2019-04-24T17:10:47+00:00April 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

CAGE 2019 Speakers: Tara Kappo

This year's symposium topic is Transformative Engagement & Relationship Building. The next series of posts will share bios and information on some of our speakers, including their websites, projects, interviews and videos. Tara Kappo The job of organizing a community in more than just logistics and getting things laid out and functioning. We are modeling [...]

By |2019-04-22T15:39:40+00:00April 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

CAGE Symposium 2019: Call for Case Studies

Submit by March 15, 2019 At the heart of any transformative engagement model is meaningful and sustainable relationship building. With a focus on strengthening connections to First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities, this year’s conference delves into what forms these relationships can take and how they impact and inform the work we do as Gallery [...]

By |2019-02-22T21:12:59+00:00February 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Museum and Gallery Education on YouTube

If you went to YouTube to find out more about "museum/gallery education", what would you find? Results range from videos produced by institutions to prepare visiting teachers, to art gallery educators producing videos for other art gallery educators. This list outlines some of what folks can encounter on a relatively casual search for information about our profession, [...]

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 [...]

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

6 Tips for Engagement I learned from Miss Frizzle

Did you know Netflix is rebooting the classic 90s cartoon The Magic School Bus? Miss Frizzle’s sister (voiced by Kate McKinnon!) is taking over the teaching role for the new version. Watching the previews has me thinking about all the incredibly useful engagement and interpretation tips I’ve drawn, totally subconsciously, from the fantastic original Frizzle! [...]

By |2017-09-08T18:08:32+00:00September 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments