Technology Solutions

Many Museums in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom are reflecting on future investments in online strategies as cultural organizations contemplate their next steps to opening their doors to visitors  with COVID restrictions in place.  Webinars in this area have focused the discussion on what to keep, discard or re-imagine.

Agile and Scrum for Museums
Meaghan Tongen, head of digital strategy at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia)

The Museum Computer Network is a good resource to inform these decisions.  Highlights from the video include:
– system thinking
– agile leadership in museums
– scrum
– enabling leadership leads to learning organizations
– dismantling racism workbook

CBC Uncontained/Canada Council project

Mireille Eagon, Curator of Contemporary Art, The Rooms

Scenes from an Exhibition – Curators talk about the artwork they miss the most – a self shot video series.  Take a look at Mireille Eagon, Curator of Contemporary Art, The Rooms show us her ‘new life’ schedule and an artwork reflecting ‘boring but beautiful’.


Google Arts and Culture – NearbyExplore – Find out more with Google’s FAQ for the Google Cultural Institute – non
Google Arts & Culture – Explore
profit museums and galleries are given an opportunity to post for free.




The Hastscreenshot of robot tours at Hastings Contemporaryings Contemporary is now conducting Robot Tours
with a tele-present robot.




Cuseum provides upcoming and archived webinars highlighting technology and human resources innovations for cultural attractions.

The Digital Stage summarizes technological options for performing arts organizations in Canada.



Impact and Response – Arts, Heritage and Culture

Below you will find surveys outlining the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on culture & communities as well as funding to help individuals and organizations.


  • Ontario Museum Association’s impact survey  & info-graphic  shows the top three revenue areas impacted – public program fees, admission fees and gift shop sales