In June, the Government of Canada announced the most recent SSHRC funding and Canada Research Chair recipients. The following researchers cover topics of interest to GLAMs.
Doctors In Canada Are Prescribing Museum Visits For Stress & Chronic Pain
As reported in MindBodyGreen, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) has partnered with family doctors in Montreal to launch a pilot “museum prescription” program that explores how access to visual art can help patients cope with mental and physical illnesses. The MMFA has been studying the healing power of art for two decades. The Montreal Museum Read More…
New Report on the Canadian Museum Sector
The House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage recently released its report on the state of Canadian museums, Moving Forward: Towards a Stronger Canadian Museum Sector. The Committee was asked to undertake a study to review the state of Canadian museums back in February 2016, with a focus on local and community museums (as opposed to the Read More…
Trudeau’s Mandate Letter to our New Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism
On August 28, 2018, Prime Minister Trudeau sent Canada’s new Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, his Mandate Letter. Rodriguez replaces Mélanie Joly in this post. The Mandate Letter outlines Trudeau’s expectations for Rodriguez in his new role. In addition to the government’s commitment to grow Canada’s economy, strengthen the middle class Read More…
Estonian Museum Visits in 2017 Highest in History
According to Statistics Estonia, there were over 3.5 million visits to the country’s 186 museums in 2017. This marks a new record: 2017 visits exceeded 2016 visits by 50K. Read the full story.
National Museums Liverpool contributes £53m to the local economy
National Museums Liverpool (UK) launched it’s social and economic impact report, with the following findings: “While a number of national museums have reported drops in their visitor figures, National Museums Liverpool has quadrupled its visitor numbers by 360% since 2000, and is bucking the trend with an 11% increase in 2016, as 3 million people Read More…
Museum Hack: The Profound Impact Of The NEA And NEH, In One Simple Graphic
Hat-tip to the Huffington Post for this fabulous and timely info-graphic created by the clever folks at Museum Hack: