Call for Presenters - 2018 MAS Conference

Posted by Michelle Brownridge on December 18th, 2017

CALL FOR PRESENTERS:

MUSEUMS ASSOCIATION OF SASKATCHEWAN CONFERENCE 2018
June 8-9, 2018 | Humboldt, Saskatchewan

Please submit using the online submission form by Monday, February 5, 2018.

The Museums Association of Saskatchewan (MAS) is a non-profit, collective organization of over 250 member museums and a total membership of over 400, including individuals and associates.  We are an umbrella organization representing a diverse range of Saskatchewan museums from large institutions to small, volunteer run community museums.

In 2018 the MAS Conference is being held in Humboldt, Saskatchewan on Friday June 8th and Saturday June 9th.

This year’s conference theme is Authentic Storytelling for Future Narratives. 

Storytelling is the social and cultural activity of sharing stories, sometimes with improvisation, theatrics, or embellishment. Every culture has its own stories or narratives, which are shared as a means of entertainment, education, cultural preservation and/or instilling moral values. As museums move forward in shifting focus from "stuff" to "stories”, placing less value on the objects themselves and more on the unique cultural value and stories they represent, it is important to consider how storytelling can shape our understanding of the past, present and future. As cultural organizations, we must consider whose stories are being told, whose stories are missing, and how do we define and develop more inclusive stories.   

How can museums help their communities tell their stories?  How can museums use storytelling to shape past and future narratives? At the MAS 50th Anniversary Conference, a variety of speakers, presenters and professionals will explore the topic of authentic storytelling and how it relates to museums and cultural institutions today.

We invite you to join this important conversation and submit a proposal to provide a presentation at the MAS conference.

Please find the Guidelines for Presenters online here as a PDF and submit your proposal online by February 5, 2018.

If you have questions, please contact:

Michelle Brownridge, Community Engagement Coordinator
Museums Association of Saskatchewan
community@saskmuseums.org
call: 306.780.9451

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