Archival Research: Too Much for One Person

After a very intensive week in the Dawson City Museum (DCM) archives, I am sorting, reading, and analyzing what I found. The documents scanned are interesting and contributing to the narrative(s) about the DCM’s development. In order to help with the analysis, the “Archival Research” series considers the stories archival materials tell, looking at theContinue reading “Archival Research: Too Much for One Person”

Archival Research: Overwhelming Obstacles

After a very intensive week in the Dawson City Museum (DCM) archives, I am sorting, reading, and analyzing what I found. The documents scanned are interesting and contributing to the narrative(s) about the DCM’s development. In order to help with the analysis, the “Archival Research” series considers the stories archival materials tell, looking at theContinue reading “Archival Research: Overwhelming Obstacles”

Archival Research: Government Relationships

After a very intensive week in the Dawson City Museum (DCM) archives, I am sorting, reading, and analyzing what I found. The documents scanned are interesting and contributing to the narrative(s) about the DCM’s development. In order to help with the analysis, the “Archival Research” series considers the stories archival materials tell, looking at theContinue reading “Archival Research: Government Relationships”

Case Study: Dawson City Museum Timeline, 1980s

Last updated: April 13, 2022 CW: Historic, colonialist language is visible in the names of organizations and images used. As part of the Dawson City Museum Project, I am creating timelines of the Museum’s development in relation to government policy and community action (1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s). Museum Operations Government Policy FirstContinue reading “Case Study: Dawson City Museum Timeline, 1980s”

Reflection: A Week at the Dawson City Museum

As some of you may know (and I have documented on @museoception), I am in Dawson City working on the Dawson City Museum Project. Today is my last day, but I simply cannot read or scan any more documents. Seven full days in the archives was too many. So, I am taking time to writeContinue reading “Reflection: A Week at the Dawson City Museum”

Democratization of Culture: OHS Keynote Presentation

On October 5th I gave a keynote presentation at the Ontario Historical Society’s AGM. It was a wonderful opportunity to reflect on my research more fully. Here is the presentation: OHS Resources The Ontario Historical Society has some wonderful resources available online for researchers. OHS Bulletin: These are a wonderful source for those wanting caseContinue reading “Democratization of Culture: OHS Keynote Presentation”

Case Study: Fire vs. Heritage

In MacEwan’s Museum Management class, we consider the regulations that museums have to meet. For example, museums are – most often – buildings open to the public. As such, they have to follow the rules for publicly accessibly spaces. These rules, such as accessibility legislation and fire codes, are not usually written to consider theContinue reading “Case Study: Fire vs. Heritage”

Case Study: Dawson City Museum Timeline, 1970s

Last updated: April 6, 2022 As part of the Dawson City Museum Project, I am creating timelines of the Museum’s development in relation to government policy and community action (1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s). Museum Operations Government Policy First Nation Federal Territorial Local Community Action Questions References Museum Operations Government Policy First NationContinue reading “Case Study: Dawson City Museum Timeline, 1970s”

Case Study: Intersections with Employment Programs

A previous post discussed employment policies as cultural policies. Within this post, I examine the Dawson City Museum’s experiences to demonstrate how employment policies intersect with other policies at all levels of government. Theses intersections can lead to better access to the program or other opportunities. They can also be barriers to access. In otherContinue reading “Case Study: Intersections with Employment Programs”

Museoception: A Historical and Relational Consideration of Community Museums and Cultural Policy

I gave a presentation as part of the Maskwacis Cultural College’s micro learning opportunities today. It provides a general overview of some of my research and reflects on the value of this kind of research. Here is the video: