Canadian Museums Association ( Canadian Museums Association )

Canadian Museums Association

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The Canadian Museums Association (CMA) is the national organization for the advancement of the Canadian museum sector, representing Canadian museum professionals both within Canada and internationally. The CMA works for the recognition, growth, and stability of the sector. It was established by a small group of people in Quebec City in 1947. There were 161 museums in Canada in 1951; by 1972 there were 838 museums, galleries and related institutions. As the quantity of Canadian museums increased, so did the need for the CMA.

Today, the CMA has nearly 2,000 members, and supports them with training and professional development programs, conferences, publications, networking opportunities, a body of knowledge, and a dedicated staff.

CMA members include non-profit museums, art galleries, science centres, aquaria, archives, sport halls-of-fame, artist-run centres, zoos and historic sites across Canada. They range from large metropolitan galleries to small community museums. All are dedicated to preserving and presenting Canada's cultural heritage to the public. Over the past 60 years, Canada's museums have developed an international reputation for excellent programming, dedicated public service, and high standards of professionalism.

Canadian Museums Association press release, blog etc

06/29/2018 - 07:46 Call for members for CMA LGBTQ2+ Inclusion Guidelines Committee to support diversity and inclusion in museums
06/17/2018 - 18:50 CMA engages Arts Consulting Group to lead search for new Executive Director
05/18/2018 - 13:07 Today, on International Museums Day, CMA celebrates 75 million visits to Canadas museums
05/01/2018 - 07:25 CMA initiates working group to address Truth and Reconciliation Commissions Call to Action #67
04/13/2018 - 06:10 Canadian Museums Association Honours Museum Professionals
04/11/2018 - 13:42 Retirement of Canadian Museums Associations Executive Director
02/27/2018 - 14:41 Budget 2018 Promises New Support to Human Rights Museum; Much Work Ahead to Modernize Federal Support to All Museums
02/02/2018 - 15:11 Canada China Museums Consortium
11/22/2017 - 12:44 Celebrating the Manitoba Museum Governor Generals History Award for Excellence in Museums: History Alive! 2017
10/20/2017 - 11:33 Opportunities for Museums in China through Trade Mission
10/17/2017 - 20:11 Keynote from Senator Patricia Bovey on the Future Role of Museums
09/28/2017 - 13:03 Minister Unveils Major Policy for Cultural Industries
09/25/2017 - 11:40 What to do before and when disaster strikes
09/22/2017 - 13:46 Nominations Open for Prestigious Canadian Museum Awards
09/21/2017 - 11:03 CMA Urges Heritage Committee to Resume Museums Study
06/20/2017 - 11:41 New YCW-BCH Call for Applications Hire a Graduate This Fall
06/16/2017 - 10:29 New Funds for Museum Jobs
04/07/2017 - 10:05 Canadian Museums Association to Honour Museum Professionals