Annual Conference

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The 2015 MAS Mini-Conference and AGM is at Government House in Regina on May 22. Registration is now open! 

The conference costs just $40 for members and $50 for non-members. Lunch is included in the cost and extra lunch tickets may be purchased for $30 each. 

Deadline for registration is May 19!

MAS has reserved a block of rooms at the Wyndham Hotel in downtown Regina for those in need of accommodations. Rooms are available for $135/night and reservations can be made by phoning the hotel at 306-584-7400 and quoting group number CGMS15 before April 21. You can also reserve rooms on their website.

Conference packages were mailed in early April. 

$75 Travel Subsidies are available to each Voting Institutional member and Voting Individual members who attend the AGM (one representative per group). Individuals must pick up the form after the AGM. If you have any questions, please call the MAS office.

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MAS 2015 Mini-Conference and AGM Schedule 

Friday May 22, 2015

Government House, Regina 

7:30 am - 9:00 am     Registration 

8:00 am - 9:00 am    Continental Breakfast 

9:00 am - 10:00 am   Member Forum 

10:00 am -10:15 am   Break 

10:15 am - 12:00 am  2015 Annual General Meeting 

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm    Lunch

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm     What's New at the Canadian Museum of History

                                   Tim Foran and Catherine O'Sullivan

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm     Break 

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm     Update on the  Canadian Heritage Information Network and

                                  the Nomenclature 4.0 Project 

                                   Heather Dunn

3:15 pm                      Conference Wrap Up

3:30 pm                      Tour of Government House (optional)   


MAS 2015 Mini-Conference and AGM Speakers 

We are pleased to announce the speakers for our conference and AGM. Three people from two national organizations will be joining us at Government House on May 22.

Heather Dunn, Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN)

Heather will be giving an update on the Canadian Heritage Information Network, and the Nomenclature 4.0 Project

The session will provide you with an update on CHIN's emerging priorities for the coming years, and bring you news on the most recent projects and resources that CHIN is developing for Canadian museums. 
One of CHIN's projects is an update of the Nomenclature 4.0 classification standard for museum cataloguing - come and find out about this new standard which will be published in the summer of 2015!

Heather Dunn began her museum career at the Morse Museum and Cultural Centre in Morse, Saskatchewan.  Her work in the area of museum collections management and documentation continued at the Saskatchewan Western Development Museum, the Kenderdine Gallery, the Royal Ontario Museum, the Toronto Historical Board, and the Museum of London, England.   She completed a Masters degree in Museum Studies at the University of Toronto and has been with the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) since 1995.   She specializes in museum information standards.  

Dr. Tim Foran and Catherine O’Sullivan, Canadian Museum of History (CMH)

Catherine and Tim will be sharing a behind-the-scenes look at the Canadian History Hall project, and will be sharing news about other major initiatives at the CMH including the museum’s new visual identity, the History Museums Network, and the Virtual Museum of Canada.

Catherine O' Sullivan joined the CMH in 2010 following her studies in History (BA, University of Ottawa) and Museology (MA, Université de Montréal). She currently works with the Canadian History Hall team on various aspects of the project, including communications with key stakeholders.

Dr. Timothy Foran joined the Museum in 2013 as part of the CHH research team. His research interests include the social, political, cultural, and religious history of British North America. He holds a PhD from the University of Ottawa as well as a MA and a BA from the University of Calgary.

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