Teaching Resource: Mini Lecture on Museum Development

The history and development of museums in what we now call Canada is often misunderstood or not discussed. In this post, I am sharing a mini talk on the development of museums, which is embedded in my course. I would love to hear your thoughts – Did I miss anything you feel are important to consider?

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”

Case Study: Employment Programs as Cultural Policy

The Canadian and provincial/territorial governments have employment programs. These programs provide funding to hire someone to work on a project or fill a need for a short amount of time, targeting youth, students, and/or regions with high unemployment. Federal examples include Canada Summer Jobs and Young Canada Works. I provide a larger list of employmentContinue reading “Case Study: Employment Programs as Cultural Policy”

Case Study: National Museum Policies Timeline, 1970s

Last updated: October 18, 2021 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). The 1970s were significant in the development of an explicit community museum policy and a significant implicit community museum policy (student employmentContinue reading “Case Study: National Museum Policies Timeline, 1970s”

Case Study: Dawson City Museum Timeline, 1960s

Last updated: January 24, 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). Museum Operations Government Policy First Nation Federal Territorial Local Community Action Questions References Museum Operations Government Policy First Nation (Tr’ond√ękContinue reading “Case Study: Dawson City Museum Timeline, 1960s”

Podcasts: BC Museum Portraits Project

As someone who loves studying community museums, I am often frustrated that they do not have a lot of information available about their own histories. So I was really excited to see the BC Museum Portraits Project. The podcast mini series is a collaboration between the BC Museums Association and Spencer Stuart, which aims toContinue reading “Podcasts: BC Museum Portraits Project”

Shared Bibliography on Cultural Policy

When writing about cultural policy in what is now known as Canada, finding references about the Canadian context can be difficult. Cultural policy is not a distinct field because “culture” is such a broad concept and, as such, the sector encompasses a lot of subsectors with their own policy concerns. Cultural policy is studied withinContinue reading “Shared Bibliography on Cultural Policy”