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Connections and Conversations

Connections and Conversations

The goal of Connections and Conversations is to bring people and organizations together in support of the museum/heritage field and society at-large by promoting collaboration, professional networking and educational development.

This year Curatorial and Cultural Services are partnering together to offer quarterly virtual and in-person learning opportunities on a variety of heritage topics! These will be geared towards those working and volunteering in the heritage sector.

Specific and Universal: Finding the connections between medical history and everything else

Rowena McGowanThank you so much for joining us and Rowena McGowan, the Curator of the Museum of Health Care at Kingston.

The Museum of Health Care at Kingston focuses on healthcare and medical history, a subject which at first glance seems deeply specialized. Yet whatever else a person experiences, they will at some point face illness or injury – as patient, as witness, or as caregiver. Curator Rowena McGowan will explore how she situates the Museum of Health Care’s work within the broader world, finding the influences of health, good or ill, across different subjects, and ultimately arguing that history, however specialized, is never an island.

View a recording of this webinar


People Looking at DisplsayTaking Care of Your Antique Firearms

This workshop has been postponed.

We are happy to be partnering with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for this workshop!

This workshop is suitable for staff, volunteers and board members working with antique firearms as part of their collections. You will be guided through what resources are available to help assist you with the laws, care, classification and display of antique firearms in heritage collections.

*We do not permit anyone to bring firearms from their heritage collections to this talk, antique or non-antique.


Call Me Maud: A Kirkfield Connection to Lucy Maud Montgomery

Welcome Dr. Emily Woster, assistant professor of the University ofDr. Emily Woster
Minnesota Duluth, past visiting scholar for the L.M. Montgomery Institute, curator, publisher and author of all things Lucy Maud Montgomery, as she joins us virtually from the United States to speak about Maud’s connection to Kawartha Lakes, and Maud's years in Ontario.

Celebrate 150 Years of Lucy Maud Montgomery with us!

Refreshments from Maud’s personal recipe book will be served.

August 18, doors open at 1:30pm
992 Portage Rd, Kirkfield, ON (Kirkfield and District Museum)
Tickets are $25/ea. (Tickets will be available until August 11)

To purchase tickets please contact Denise at
or call 705-438-5454

For more information about the event please contact Curatorial Services

Reference Library

Curatorial Services now holds a reference library that contains numerous materials on the care and management of heritage collections (artifacts), and is available to researchers to use independently.

Please note that the reference library is not a lending library, and materials are not permitted to leave the building.

If you would like to view a book, please contact Curatorial Services. Those resources with a * indicated next to the title, please contact Archives and Records.

Exhibit Labels, book
Exhibit Labels: An Interpretive Approach

Beverly Serrell
376 pages (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers)
Copies: 1

Museum Collection Ethics Book
Museum Collection Ethics
Steven Miller
222 pages, (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers)
Copies: 1
Collection Care, Book
Collection Care: An Illustrated Handbook
Brent A. Powell
446 pages (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers)
Copies: 1
Deaccessioning Today, book
Deaccessioning Today
Steven Miller
134 pages (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers)
Copies: 1
Care of Collections
Care of Collections
Simon Knell (Editor)
296 pages (Routledge)
Copies: 1
Cataloguing Culture
Cataloguing Culture
Hannah Turner
260 pages (UBC Press)
Copies: 1
Conservation Concerns in Fashion Collections
Conservation Concerns
Kelly L. Reddy Best and Margaret T. Ordonez
134 pages (Kent State University Press)
Copies: 1
Manual of Museum Planning
Manual of Museum Planning
Barry Lord (Editor), Gail Dexter Lord (Editor), Lindsay Martin (Editor)
720 pages (AltaMira Press)
Copies: 1
Archival Accessioning Book
Archival Accessioning*
Audra Eagle Yun
170 pages (Society of American Archivists)
Copies: 1
Archives, Principles and Practices Book
Archives, Principles and Practices*
Laura A. Millar
336 pages (ALA Neal-Schuman)
Copies: 1
Digital Preservation Essentials Book
Digital Preservation Essentials*
Christopher J. Prom, Kyle R. Rimkus, Kate Stratton, Erin O'Meara
(Society of American Archivists)
Copies: 1
Records and Information Management Book
Records and Information Management*
Patricia C. Franks
448 pages (ALA Neal-Schuman)
Copies: 1
Records Management for Dummies Book
Records Management for Dummies*
Blake Richardson
320 pages (For Dummies)
Copies: 1

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