Annual Conference - THE INCLUSIVE MUSEUM

Posted in News & Events by Michelle Brownridge on April 20th, 2016

Join us at the MAS Conference in Prince Albert May 26-28, 2016. Download pre-conference package, including nominees to the MAS Board of Directors, speakers, etc.

The City of Prince Albert plays host to the Conference and Annual General Meeting of the Museums Association of Saskatchewan.

Significant demographic change is taking place in Saskatchewan with the fastest growing groups being First Nations, Métis and Newcomers—particularly young families. At the same time there are changing expectations of the role museums play in communities. No longer are they able to simply remain storehouses of old things. Increasingly, museums are expected to be actively engaged in developing their community.

Museums must include and reflect the diversity of their community—culturally, socially, demographically.

Join MAS in Prince Albert at our 2016 Conference & AGM as we begin the discussion on what an inclusive museum looks like and how museums are adapting to the changing expectations in an increasingly diverse world.

REGISTRATION: Early bird discount applies to those who register before May 6th. The deadline for registration is May 19th.  Register online or download PDF.


Wednesday, May 25

7:30 pm Welcome Reception, Prince Albert Historical Museum, 10 River St East

Thursday, May 26

9:00 - 9:30 am Elder Welcome and Blessing
9:30 - 10:30 am Keynote Address Linda Norris
11:00 - 11:45 am Concurrent Sessions
11:45 am - 12:30 pm Concurrent Sessions
Lunch SaskCulture Diversity Strategy
1:30 - 2:30 pm Members’ Forum
2:45 - 4:00 pm AGM
6:00 pm Banquet, Entertainment

Friday, May 27

9:00 am - 3:00 pm Bus Tour
7:00 pm Evening Social, The Mann Gallery, 142-12th Street West

Saturday, May 28

9:00 - 10:00 am Office of the Treaty Commissioner
10:15 - 11:15 am Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan (MCoS) 
11:30 - noon Wrap Up


Keynote Speaker: Linda Norris
Ern Bieman, CHIN
Kristin Catherwood, Heritage Saskatchewan
Dean Kush, SaskCulture
Harry Lafond, Office of the Treaty Commissioner
Rhonda Rosenburg, MCoS


The Prince Albert Inn is the location for the Annual General Meeting and Conference.  The Inn is located at 3680 2nd Ave. West, in Prince Albert. 

We have also reserved a block of rooms for those in need of accommodations. Rooms are available for $110/night plus taxes and reservations can be made by phoning the hotel at 1-306-922-5000 or 1-800-922-5855 toll free.  

Due to limited space, it is recommended to book your room as soon as possible. Rooms will be released on May 13.

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