Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Halton Heritage Services needs your feedback!

Halton Heritage Services is considering offering professional development workshops on the topics of exhibit fabrication and design and are looking for feedback as to whether or not this would be of interest to the HME group.

Halton Heritage Services are in the very early planning stages, but are hoping to offer these workshops towards the end of 2017 or the beginning of 2018.  The workshops are definitely hands-on and would likely be offered over two weekends (one weekend would cover exhibit production and fabrication and the second exhibition design) and be held at Heritage Services’ offices in Milton, where there is a full workshop and design studio for course participants use. Registration would be limited to 6-8 people and fees (inclusive of all materials) would be in the neighbourhood of $300-$350.

Topics to be covered include:
-exhibit panel design
-large format printing
-cold laminating and finishing
-substrates and materials
-hand tools and power tools
-related health and safety

In addition to the level of interest, Halton Heritage Services are interested in feedback on pricing (would the amount be within your budget?) along with any other topics members of the group might like to see in this type of workshop (we’ve constructed many of our own program pieces as well, so the skills are definitely transferable!)

Interested in providing feedback? 

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Museum Crawl: GUELPH

This year, the HME Museum Crawl will visit the lovely city of Guelph!

Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Time: 10:00 - 4:00 (detailed itinerary below)
Cost: FREE (dinner not included)
LocationsArt Gallery of GuelphMcCrae HouseGuelph Civic Museum

HME Museum Crawls are designed for professional development of museum education folks. We visit fellow institutions and gain behind-the-scenes access, get a chance to ask questions, compare notes, network, and gain knowledge in a relaxed atmosphere.


10:00 - arrive at Art Gallery of Guelph
11:30 - lunch (location TBD)
1:00 - arrive at McCrae House.
2:00 - arrive at Guelph Civic Museum. McCrae House and Civic Museum are approximately a 5 min drive apart.
3:00 - recap session in meeting room at Guelph Civic Museum

Please note:
Cost of lunch is not included in your registration for the Museum Crawl.

You must register to attend. Registration is open til Friday, April 21.