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Museums and Sustainability Initiative

The Museums Association of Saskatchewan embraces the concept of sustainability as a guide for our programs, services and our internal practices.  The Museums and Sustainability Initiative is a multi-layered set of projects and activities to help our members bring sustainability into their plans, programs and activities. Learning opportunities, resources, and discussion groups are designed to assist museum practitioners and institutions integrate sustainability into all areas of the museum.
 
We take a holistic approach to sustainability. Sustainability is a challenging concept and arguably the most significant issue facing humanity today. It requires that people live in ways that do not compromise the well being of future generations. This involves thinking, planning and acting in ways that foster ecosystem health, economic development, cultural vitality, and social justice. At the same time, it involves respecting the limitations, vitality and interdependence of economic, social and environmental systems.


MS Cover Museums & Sustainability: Sustainable Economies

Sustainable Economies, the third and newest publication in the series, looks at what museums can do toward economic sustainability—not just paying their own bills, but also supporting sustainable economies in their communities.  In this edition, you’ll find thought-provoking essays and interviews, as well as stories and photos showcasing sustainability work in Saskatchewan museums.

Now Available! 

To view the publication online please click on the cover (left).

This publication is also available in print. You can order one in a number of ways: order online via the Publications Centre (MasterCard and Visa), or  fill out a resource request or feel free to call our office: (306) 780-9279 or Toll free in SK 1-866-568-7386

Members $10, Non-members  $12


Museums & Sustainability Environment Cover Museums & Sustainability: The Environment

This edition of Museums & Sustainability focuses on museums and the environment. This resource explores the many ways Saskatchewan museums are leading the way in environmental sustainability. Whether its through renewable energy, public education programs, or establishing biosphere reserves, many of Saskatchewan museums are making the effort to toward promoting environmental sustainability.

To view the publication online please click on the cover (left).

This publication is also available in print. You can order one in a number of ways: order online via the Publications Centre (MasterCard and Visa), or  fill out a resource request or feel free to call our office: (306) 780-9279 or Toll free in SK 1-866-568-7386

Members $10, Non-members  $12


Past Projects

Creative Collaborations Symposium (2011)

An evening gathering and keynote address kicked off this creative, engaging full-day symposium focused on community engagement, cultural vitality, multicultural relationship building, and collaborative skills and practice. Practical, interactive sessions provided opportunities to explore the realities and develop deeper understanding of building collaborative relationships between diverse organizations, colleagues, and communities.

A huge thank you to our partners in this project:  Common Weal Community Arts, Community Research Unit (University of Regina), Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan, and Wanuskewin Heritage Park

For more information about this exciting project, visit Conferences and Symposiums.

Museums and Sustainability: The Sustainability Challenge
Museums & Sustainability CoverThis digital resource focuses on the broad definition and application of sustainability in all areas of a museum and community life. It provides practical information, Saskatchewan museum-based case studies, resources, and an evaluative framework to help guide your institution's planning and decision-making. Thank you to our Museums and Sustainability Committee for their guidance and expertise: Gailmarie Anderson, Glenn Sutter, and Wendy Winter. 

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This publication is also available in print. To order a copy please fill out a resource request or feel free to call our office: (306) 780-9279 or Toll free in SK 1-866-568-7386
Members $10, Non-members  $1 

The Art of Grant-Writing (2009)
Financial sustainability is key to museums. This five hour workshop was designed to assist museum practitioners become familiar with the granting process and the role of the juror. 

Resources
What are your favourite tools and resources related to museums and sustainability?  Are you working on a sustainability project in your own museum and want people to know about it? 

Visit our Resources page and find links to websites and publications.  If you have a link, resource, or tool you would like to share, please email it to MAS for review and on-line posting.

Contact Us

Wendy Fitch
Executive Director
P. 306-780-9280
or toll-free in SK: 1-866-568-7386
wendy.fitch@saskmuseums.org
F: 306-780-9463
424 McDonald Street
Regina SK  S4N 6E1