News, views, opportunities & events for NL's heritage community
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Ready For Their Close-Up. Bonavista Peninsula’s Random Passage Site serves as backdrop in the latest catalog from Robert Redford’s Sundance retail chain. Check out behind the scenes photos here and the final catalog here

Cha Ching! Rooms receives $1 million donation from BMO. Find details here.

Beds in the bow, stove in the stern. Arnold’s Cove launches year-long commemoration of the 50th anniversary of resettlement. Get the full story here

And Speaking of Anniversaries.... Remember the Canada 150 Fund? Well, program guidelines have changed. Get the details at an upcoming open house hosted by the Department of Canadian Heritage. Wednesday, February 10 from 9:30 - 11:30 am at the Foran Room, St. John’s City Hall. RSVP by Monday, February 8 at Can’t make it to St. John’s? Give AHI a shout or drop us a line and we’ll fill you in on the details. 
Sell Out or Get Out. Heritage property owner in Harbour Grace claims she's being strong armed by council. Get the details here

Silver Lining? The Canadian dollar may have tanked, but Industry insiders say it will likely result in a banner year for tourism in NL. Find details here

Thank God We’re Surrounded by Water! Board of directors at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science decides to allow its patrons to carry concealed firearms into their institution. Find details here

For Heritage Nerds. Residents and businesses often appreciate a community’s heritage assets even if they don’t engage with them directly. New report from the Cultural Value Project assesses two methods of calculating the monetary value of those warm and fuzzy feelings. Download the full report here. Warning: this is seriously nerdy (but fascinating) stuff! 


Opportunities & Events (head here for full details on these & other events)

Public Lecture. The Family History Society of NL presents Family History Resources of the Church of Latter Day Saints. 7:30 pm, Tuesday, February 23rd in Hampton Hall at the Marine Institute on Ridge Road, St. John’s. Admission is FREE. 

Public Lecture. The Newfoundland Historical Society presents Cuffs, Vamps, Trigger Mitts and Drawers: The Knitted Heritage of Newfoundland and Labrador with Shirley Scott. 8 pm, February 25 at Hampton Hall, Marine Institute. Admission is FREE. 

Professional Development. The Museum Association of NL present a two-day workshop: Introduction to Exhibit Planning. February 11 & 12 at the the Factory in Port Union. Registration $85 MANL members and $110 nonmembers. 

Professional Development. Legendary Coasts and BTCRD present Crafts in Tourism - Info session and luncheon. 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, February 17, 2016  at the Harbour Quarters Inn, Bonavista.

Public Events. Another full month of family friendly fun (and half price admission!) at the Manual’s River Hibernia Interpretation Centre. 

Professional Development. The Community Sector Council (CSC) presents Protecting Your Organization and Its Directors and Volunteers From Liabilities with Craig Rowe. 12 - 1 pm, Tuesday, February 9 at the CSC NL Boardroom, 25 Anderson Avenue, St. John’s. Light lunch provided. 

Professional Development. 4 week, online workshop: Maker Spaces Designed for Museums. Begins February 15, 2016. Cost $79 USD. 

Professional Development. Idealware presents a FREE Webinar Strategies for Cross-Channel Marketing, Thursday, February 18, 2016 from12:00 - 1:00 PM EST.

Public Events. As part of their Grey Sock Project, the HFNL’s Intangible Cultural Heritage Office and the City of St. John’s present a Darning Workshop (February 4) and Knit-a-Long (March 5 and 12) at the A.C. Hunter Children's Library at the Arts and Culture Centre, St. John’s. 

Save the Date. Youth Heritage NL is excited to announce the 2nd Annual Youth Heritage Forum - Saturday, March 19, 2016.

Open Call. The National Trust is now accepting nominations for their 2016 list of Canada’s Top 10 Most Endangered Places. Nomination deadline March 18.

Call for Papers. The 7th Annual Conference on Heritage Issues in Contemporary Societies seeks papers for its May 16-19 conference in Prague, Czech Republic. This year’s theme is Nature & Culture: Heritage in Context. Submission deadline extended to February 15, 2016.

Upcoming Event. MUN’s Harris Centre presents Place Making and a Healthy Built Environment.
7 pm, Tuesday, March 8. Attend in person or via webcast. Stay tuned for additional details. 



AHI is an umbrella organization of provincial heritage groups, encompassing museums, archives, archaeology, genealogy, built and intangible heritage, and more. Collectively, we represent more than 2,000 organizations, institutions, and individuals involved in heritage activity throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. 

AHI promotes the stewardship and appropriate development of heritage resources, raises awareness of the value of those resources, seeks a greater level of support for heritage industries throughout Newfoundland and Labrador, and assists in the development of policies and measures to support them.

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