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Indigenous

What should I do on Orange Shirt Day?

Many Canadians are asking the question, What should I do on Orange Shirt Day? This post gives ideas of books to read, videos to watch as well as ways to contribute to Canada’s Indigenous peoples, visual artists, local businesses and charities.

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Digital Strategy

GLAM Leadership Tools

Museum leaders offer online collaboration tools for Governing Boards of museums. VS Associates suggests a visualization to help with strategic planning and implementation. Pratt offers options to create dashboards by participating in projects with their graduate students.

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Spirals, Loops and Circles Amanda McCavour June 30 – September 1, 2021 Harbourfront Centre Pond 235 Queens Quay West, South End Accessible 24/7 FREE
Education & Outreach Programming

Summer 2021 – Outdoor Cultural Experiences

We’ve created two separate lists artists, art organizations or producers can suggest cultural experiences to see and do this summer. We will be changing the landing page for Victoria Stasiuk, Arts and Culture consulting throughout the summer of 2021 based on information gathered by Indu and Yaus, as well as your comments. 

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Digital Strategy

Digital Transformation – Oakville Arts Council

VS Associates has been selected as the company to lead a collaboration with Caju Multimedia and Haltech to develop a digital transformation plan for Oakville artists and arts organizations. This program is funded by Digital Mainstreet and Fed Dev Ontario.

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Interactive Art

Art + AI Collective

An amazing group of artists, curators and researchers exploring the concepts of value and digital infrastructure. The impact of art with Artificial Intelligence from an ethical moral lens was explored as well as some great ideas using interactive analogue and digital games to provoke social change.

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Education & Outreach Programming

Increasing access to Private Art Collections

Emily and I had connected back in the fall of 2020 through the Museum Computer Network conference and we had finally found a time that worked for both of our schedules to talk about our visions for our careers and the muse-tech industry.

At that time, she was waiting to hear back from the Frick about the more public launch of Global Art Access (GAA).  GAA is an educational non-profit dedicated to the digitization of private collections for the purposes of scholarship and public accessibility.

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graphic created for Building Digital Bridges Symposium
Education & Outreach Programming

Digital Literacy and Social Impact of Cultural Programming

The panelists at the December 2020 symposium explored how visual art, heritage objects and music can trigger memories and creativity in older adults and improve community and family connections. Several museum workers were interested in providing 3D images of their collections for memory boxes.

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A chart for digital readiness in museums developed by the Knight Foundation
Digital Strategy

Digital Readiness and Innovation in Museums

Chris Barr, director for arts and technology innovation at Knight Foundation, provides an excellent lens to track whether your museum’s digital team is untapped, emergent or fully realized. This survey was deployed in partnership with the American Alliance of Museums and captures anonymous data from 480 museums of all sizes across all 50 states. This data includes art museums (30%), historic institutions and sites (38%), science museums (11%) and others.

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