Steam Engine at the Western Development Museum - Moose Jaw

Ethnocultural Community Engagement and Equity: Building Meaningful Relationships

Special Topic Courses
September 15th, 2022
1:00pm – 3:00pm
online (zoom), online (zoom)
$75 (Members), $100 (Non-Members), $50 (Students)

Facilitators: Rhonda Rosenberg, Executive Director and Yordanos Tesfamariam, Education Coordinator of Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan

Museums form an important component of a community’s memory, presenting objects and experiences that, in effect, tell a community’s story to itself and the rest of the world. However, museums do not always reflect the diversity of their communities: collections often promote dominant narratives that attract visitors who see themselves positively reflected. Museum engagement of underrepresented communities requires intercultural competence, understanding of barriers to access, and commitment to equitably reflect our diverse populations.

This interactive Zoom session for museum and gallery staff and volunteers builds on themes of intercultural competence, community engagement, and relationship-building, addressed in the Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan’s presentation at last spring’s MAS Conference. The emphasis for this session is on participants' own experiences as we explore the success and challenges of integrating ethnocultural and newcomers organizations and individuals into museums and galleries. We are also seeking input for the tip sheets that we will be developing for the museum and gallery on the types of resources that would be helpful as you strive to make your museums and galleries inclusive for all.

September 15th, 1pm - online (zoom)


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