Links and Online Resources
MAS Links and Resources
Tip Sheet: Collecting Oral Histories (2014)
Building a collection of oral history requires careful planning and a significant time commitment. While it may seem that conducting the interviews are the most important, careful pre-interview planning and preparation as well as post-interview processing matter just as much.
Tip Sheet: Oral History in Museum Exhibitions (2014)
Many museums and archives include oral history collections, but they are most often used mainly as a resource for researchers. Their use in exhibits is less common. This tip sheet will help familiarize you with the unique challenges- and the unique rewards- of using oral history materials in a museum exhibition.
Tip Sheet: Acquisition Evaluation (2014)
This tip sheet gives you the basics of how to evaluate artifacts for acquisition and determine whether they are fit to be added to your museum's collection.
Tip Sheet: Mission Based Collecting (2014)
This guide provides information about how to make sure that your museum's collections and acquisitions match your mission statement.
Tip-Sheet: Provenance (2013)
This resource provides information on the importance of gathering and researching provenance information for your museum collection; including questions to ask.
To download a copy please click on the link below:
All of the documents from our Collections Documentation Manual are available here for your download and use:
Creative Collaborations E-Summary
This digital resource is an E-Summary of the Creative Collaborations Symposium, held on May 3 & 4th of 2011 at Wanuskewin Heritage Park. Forty-two participants from thirty-one organizations across Saskatchewan and Alberta gathered to share innovative approaches to engagement and collaboration.
This E-Summary includes information on sessions, facilitators biographies, partnership case studies, additional resources and much more.
To download a copy please click on the link below:
Museums and Sustainability Publication: Sustainable Economies (2013)
Sustainable Economies, the third 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 it, you’ll find thought-provoking essays and interviews, as well as stories and photos showcasing sustainability work in Saskatchewan museums.
To view this publication please click on the following link: Museums & Sustainability: Sustainable Economies
Museums and Sustainability Publication: The Environment (2012)
This edition of Museums and 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 this publication please click on the following link: Museums & Sustainability: The Environment
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
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Museums and Sustainability Publication: The Sustainability Challenge (2011)
This 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.
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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
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Resources Planning Tool (PDF - 488 KB)
This tool provides an easy to use step-by-step process for people planning in your institution, to ensure that the right people, with the right skills, are doing the right jobs, and integrating this information into the annual strategic plans of your institution.
Job Description Tool Kit
This tool kit was developed in response to requests from museums for
information on the mechanics of developing job descriptions as well as
examples of actual job descriptions used by museums across Canada.
The job description tool kit has two parts:
PART I: Workbook describes how to research and write a job description; includes tools to use.
PART II: Job Descriptions ; which provide examples from various museums in Canada.
The Learning Coalition: Building Responsive Museums - A Discussion Framework
This downloadable resource, created by The Learning Coalition, is a tool for self-assessment and is intended to provide your museum with a process to deepen your understanding of what community involvement means, and to examine and evaluate your current relationship with your communities. It is a series of questions for your museum to work through together. It is an opportunity to celebrate the things you are doing well and identify areas where you can grow as an organization!
MAS' Elder Protocol. Developed in consultation with the First Peoples and Saskatchewan Museums Committee
Standards for the Care of First Nations and Métis Collections
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