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E-Bulletin | October 10, 2014

1. Call for Submissions: YHMA Fall Newsletter
2. 2014 Fall Heritage Gathering

3. N3Y - Yukon Arts Presenting Summit

4. Job Posting: Office/Event Coordinator with MCHRS
5. CCI Conservation Treatment Services: Oct 15th deadline

6. Upcoming Leadership Training Workshop with Banff Centre
7. HTF Intake Deadline: October 15th

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1. Call for Submissions: YHMA Fall Newsletter

Do you have stories, news and events to share? YHMA is seeking content for our Fall Newsletter! Please submit your content to by Friday, October 24th.

2. 2014 Yukon Heritage Symposium

It's almost here!

The Yukon heritage community will gather in fabulous Dawson City on October 23rd. In addition to sharing new and best practices, this gathering provides an opportunity to meet others from across the Territory actively involved in the protection, conservation and celebration of our rich and diverse heritage.

The Symposium program has been posted to the YHMA website. We have some great workshops on funding and program evaluation and a special update from the Canadian Museum of History on changes to the museum and the Virtual Museums of Canada program. YHMA will share some of the things we've been working on, and participants will also be encouraged to share their news and events in our open forum.

The event is free and lunch is provided, however registration is encouraged so that we can get a sense of numbers.
Click here to access the Yukon Heritage Symposium program!

3. N3Y - Yukon Arts Presenting Summit

The N3Y Summit will take place in Whitehorse, November 20th – 23rd, 2014.

This Summit will bring together administrators, board members, active volunteers and cultural workers whose work involves presenting arts and/or cultural events in their communities. There are many things we can learn from each other, and we hope this Summit will teach, network, invigorate and inspire you to continue the work that contributes so much to your community.
We are presenting some exciting speakers, and we will host a variety of learning opportunities through workshops and forums. Registration forms will be sent out very soon. This will include information on the rural subsidy that will enable participants to attend from communities outside Whitehorse.
We would appreciate your taking a few moments to fill out this short survey to help us plan the best learning opportunities for all participants. It should take about 5 minutes. Please feel free to pass along to anyone you think might be interested in attending this conference.
We would appreciate your responses by Wednesday, October 1st, 2014.
Please note: we are shaping the content of the conference based on your answers to this survey.
For more information contact Michele Emslie, Community Programming Director,Yukon Arts Centre

4. Job Posting: Office/Event Coordinator with MCHRS

The Miles Canyon Historic Railway Society is seeking an Office/Event Coordinator to start immediately. For more info, please see our YuWIN job posting:
Some upcoming events for us include:
Geoscience Forum
Winterval Santa House
20th Anniversary Celebration
Please pass this on to those who may be interested or send your resume and cover letter to
5. CCI Conservation Treatment Services: Oct 15th Deadline
Canada is celebrating many important milestones and anniversaries on the way to the 150th anniversary of Confederation. Do you have objects linked to these events that need conservation treatments? Perhaps you have items that are not related to these anniversaries, but they are important to your collections, institution or community. The Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) is accepting applications for requests for conservation treatment services in 2015–2016. (Details regarding the types of objects that can be submitted and the application process can be found below.)
When selecting objects for conservation treatment, CCI will give particular consideration to objects related to:
200th Anniversary of the Birth of Sir John A. Macdonald
50th Anniversary of the National Flag of Canada
175th Anniversary of the Birth of Sir Wilfrid Laurier
175th Anniversary of the Elections of Baldwin and La Fontaine Leaders for Responsible Government
150th Anniversary of the Fenian Raids
Centennial of the Battles of the Somme and Beaumont-Hamel (First World War)
75th Anniversary of the Battle of Hong Kong
Centennial of the Canadian Women’s Suffrage
150th Anniversary of the Confederation 
125th Anniversary of the Stanley Cup and 100th Anniversary of the National Hockey League
Centennial of the Battles of Vimy Ridge and Passchendaele
75th Anniversary of the Dieppe Raid
50th Anniversary of the Canada Games

About CCI’s Conservation Treatment Services
CCI offers conservation treatment services to Canadian museums, archives and historic sites. These include treatments to prevent further deterioration, aid interpretation, or re-establish culturally significant qualities. Services can range from minimal stabilization to complete conservation treatments.
Applications for treatment services can be submitted at any time, and are reviewed once each year. The current deadline for submitting requests for treatments is October 15, 2014. Objects which are selected will be called in to CCI in 2015–2016, but the completion date will depend on the complexity of the treatment.

The following types of artifacts will be considered for treatment:
  • Furniture
  • Fine Arts
  • Textile
  • Paper (works of art on paper, photos, archival materials and books)
  • Archaeological
  • Historic, Cultural, Religious and Aboriginal Objects
While the selection of objects for treatment is always based on CCI's assessment criteria, we encourage you to consider submitting requests for objects of particular importance that may be linked to the above key milestones in Canada’s history. 

Canadian museums, archives and historic sites open to the public do not pay for treatment costs, except under extraordinary circumstances. Clients are responsible for all costs of transporting objects to and from CCI, including adequate crating (which may require modifications to crates or new crates as a result of conservation treatment), shipping and insurance. Clients also pay for the cost of new mounts or frames if required. 

Please note that missing information can disqualify an application.  For this reason, we encourage you to submit your requests as soon as possible for a preliminary review.  This will allow time to add missing information, if required.

If you require assistance in preparing your application, please contact Elisabeth Joy.
Deadline for submission: October 15, 2014.

6. Upcoming Leadership Training Workshop with Banff Centre
Leadership Development at the Banff Centre is hosting a free 1-day workshop in Whitehorse on October 29, 2014 targeted at emerging and mid-career leaders in the museum and gallery sector. The workshop (location to be determined) will be a prototype of a more comprehensive design, this component reflecting the theme “Diverse Voices: the sector struggles to be relevant to young people, new Canadians and the Indigenous community”. The workshop will offer leadership training, and we’ll be asking the group to respond to the experience as we hope to learn from this prototype experiment.  Your participation and feedback will inform a learning journey that we are looking to launch in 2015.

For almost 80 years, The Banff Centre has been a professional and creative support for the creative and cultural industries. While training opportunities for the creative industries do exist–from degree-granting programs to short courses–the initiatives tend to be discipline-, genre-, or region-specific, rather than offering training for creative industries professionals across boundaries. Initial results from an environmental scan of existing creative industries programs commissioned by The Banff Centre found that these programs are often limited in size, with demand generally far exceeding capacity. There remains a critical need for programs to develop existing professionals in the creative industries as leaders. We are beginning to address this need.

Through the support of the Great-West Life Assurance Company, we are developing and designing a leadership program for the Creative Industries which will allow mid-career museum and gallery leaders to develop the skills, networks and vision to reshape their institutions to engage, educate, and enrich their communities while applying entrepreneurial skills to thrive financially.

Nine round tables across the country have been completed over the past few months. We have consolidated the information and are putting together three 1-day prototypes of emerging themes in Ottawa, Halifax and Whitehorse.  A final design will be ready for 2015 and although the exploration has focused on museums and galleries we have involved the broader creative sector as many of the challenges faced are shared and interdependent.

For more information, please contact Charlotte Johnson, Special Projects Coordinator, Leadership Development.

Please RSVP before October 22 to Lunch will be provided and space is limited.
Are you a heritage worker looking to upgrade your training?
The next deadline for the Yukon Heritage Training Fund is October 15th.
Click here for more information.
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