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. The Association is governed by a member-elected Board of Directors, representative of the museum community. MAS staff oversee the organization’s budget, membership, programming, and communications.
The Museums Association of Saskatchewan supports Saskatchewan museums through a variety of education, advisory, resource and networking programs.
MAS was founded in 1968, and has been committed to supporting the advancement of museums in Saskatchewan for over 50 years.
Vision and Values
Museums are safe spaces for everyone to engage in learning about our past, present, and future.
MAS is known as a partner in creating sustainable futures for museums.
MAS’s work and support reaches lands covered by Treaties 2, 4, 5, 6, 8 & 10 currently known as the Province of Saskatchewan, comprised of the territories of the Nêhiyawak, Anihšināpēk , Dene, Dakota, Lakota, Michif/Métis, and Nakota nations.
We are committed to focus on repairing the relationships between immigrant Canadians who have settled here over centuries and the First Nations people who have walked these lands since time immemorial.
MAS recognizes the roles of museums in perpetuating colonial practices in Canada both directly and indirectly through collection and display practices, policy, and harmful rhetoric.
We commit to explore our roles in nurturing meaningful relationships and building understanding. We dedicate our efforts to working together in a spirit of collaboration and reconciliation. We are all treaty people.
MAS is funded by SaskCulture, The Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund, and Canadian Heritage.