Past Events

July Event

Where: 207 Queens Quay West inside the Museum of Inuit Art
When: Thursday July 25th at 6 PM
Register here or sign up as a speaker here

That weeks speakers list:

  • Angela Wright, Historical Intrepreter at the Campbell House: “The Museum as a Stage”
  • Adrienne Costantino, Intern at the Textile Museum of Canada: “Integration at the Textile Museum of Canada

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New Summer Sessions!

Where: 207 Queens Quay West inside the Museum of Inuit Art
When: Thursday, June 27th from 6 PM – 8 PM

Speakers that week:

  • Emma Knight, Independent Researcher (U’Mista Cultural Centre): “Balancing Cultural and Museologicalwith the U’Mista Cultural Cente Potlach Collection
  • Lauren Williams, Intern at the Ontario Science Centre: “The Case of Missing Documentation: Detective Work at the Ontario Science Centre
  • Orysia Godard,  Intern at the Royal Ontario Museum: “The ROM’s 2012 Carnival exhibit: Moving Towards a More Inclusive and Inviting Museum

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Final Session of the Season

Where: 207 Queens Quay West inside the Museum of Inuit Art
When: Saturday, April 6th from 2 PM – 4 PM

Speakers that week:

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March Event

Where: 207 Queens Quay West inside the Museum of Inuit Art
When: Saturday, March 9th from 2 PM – 4 PM

Speakers that week:

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February Event

Where: 207 Queens Quay West inside the Museum of Inuit Art
When: Saturday, February 23rd from 2 PM – 4 PM

Speakers that week:

  • Kate Zankowicz and Rose Fine-Meyer from Herstories Cafe: “Finding the ‘Her’ in History: Working with Museums to Create Equitable History”
  • Yan Zhou, Guest Curator at University of Toronto Art Centre: “‘Bodilization’ Bringing an Exhibition from Abroad”
  • Christine Platt, Gallery Director at the Museum of Inuit Art: “Museum Publications as Outreach”

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[Event Postponed]

Where: 207 Queens Quay West inside the Museum of Inuit Art
When: Saturday, February 9th from 2 PM – 4 PM

Due to the weather, this Museums Showoff TO event was cancelled. All of the speakers agreed to speak at a future event.

Speakers scheduled for that week:

  • Kate Zankowicz and Rose Fine-Meyer, from Herstories Cafe: “Finding the ‘Her’ in History: Working with Museums to Create Equitable History”
  • Kaitlin Wainwright, Plaques Program Coordinator at Heritage Toronto: “Exhibiting the Landscape”
  • Jennifer Winter, Historical Interpreter for Ontario Heritage Trust and Black Creek Pioneer Village: “Take Me Seriously: Obstacles Faced by a Costumed Interpreter”

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The Inaugural Launch!

Where: 207 Queens Quay West inside the Museum of Inuit Art
When: Saturday January 26th from 2 PM – 4 PM

Beginning on January 26th the Museum of Inuit Art started hosting the Museums Showoff TO speakers event. Presentations took place in the museums Pedestal Gallery surrounded by contemporary sculpture and overlooking the harbourfront.

Speakers that week:

  • Alysa Procida, Associate Curator and Director of Education at the Museum of Inuit Art: “The Art of Play: Creating an Unconventional Exhibition”
  • Cara van der Laan, Artifacts Coordinator at the Ontario Science Centre: “Collections Challenges at a Science Centre”
  • Pierre Bois, Special Projects Manager at the Ontario Museums Association: “Exploring the Discover! Ontario Museums App”
  • Cassandra Zita, Museum Assistant at The Morris & Sally Justein Heritage Museum at Baycrest: “Museum on Wheels: Reaching New Audiences”
  • Diane Boyer, Art Educator and Heritage Interpreter: “Just the Facts, Ma’am, or do you want Fictions with that too? Interpreting Industrial History”
  • Barbara Soren, Independent Consultant and Sessional Lecturer at the University of Toronto’s Museum Studies Program: “Museum Experiences That Change Visitors”
  • Amber Sandy, Data Mapping and Archivist Trainee at The Native Canadian Centre of Toronto: “Introducing ‘First Story’, an interactive multimedia Smartphone App Empowering the Indigenous Community of Toronto to Reveal our Historical Geography and Share Our Experiences, Events, News and Culture”

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