Call for Presenters: Museums Association of Saskatchewan Conference 2020
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 2020 the MAS Conference is being held in Estevan, Saskatchewan on Friday June 5th and Saturday June 6th.
This year’s conference theme is Stuff to Stories 2.0
- “We are, as a species, addicted to story. Even when the body goes to sleep, the mind stays up all night, telling itself stories.” - Jonathan Gottschall, The Storytelling Animal
Stories are universal. More than ever before, we all read, watch and listen to stories, from books to Netflix, films to podcasts, stories are ubiquitous and a part of what make us human.
As museums face mounting challenges of relevancy, representation, funding, succession planning and more, stories can be a powerful tool in addressing these challenges. Integrating storytelling and stories in museum practice allows museums to look beyond the physical objects themselves in a collection to place a deeper value on what we collect, why we collect it and how we can explore the humanness around an object.
MAS’s 2020 conference Stuff to Stories 2.0 will explore ideas related to stories and storytelling in museums including:
- How storytelling can be used to create more inclusive museums
- How stories can create significance and meaning in collections and bring objects to life
- What is the role of physical artifacts and collections in an increasingly digital world?
Join this important conversation and submit a proposal to provide a presentation at the MAS conference.
Please submit using the online submission form by Friday, February 14, 2020.
Find the Guidelines for Presenters 2020 online here as a PDF.
Please distribute this throughout your networks and to anyone you think may be interested!
If you have questions, please contact:
Community Engagement Coordinator
Museums Association of Saskatchewan