The Clayton McLain Memorial Museum and Archives will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary next year. The museum has managed, so far, to survive economic downturns, aging infrastructure issues, and shifting cultural interests. The support of the community has been constant. However, COVID-19 and the forced closure of the museum this past summer has been a wake-up call to all museums and arts and cultural institutions.
Excerpt from the Museums for Me website:
“There are all kinds of museums across Canada, and how we experience and value them is very personal. Please share your perspective to help museums sustain and grow their positive impact in our communities and in a changing world.
What do you love about museums and want to see more of? How do they need to evolve to better meet your needs and serve Canadians into the future? Help us answer these important questions.
The first conversations about this project took place in 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic affected how Canadians enjoy museums. Now is the right time to engage on the value and future of museums in Canada.”
Add your voice, your opinion, your experience to the conversation!
To fill out the survey, which takes approximately 15 minutes, please click here.
Museums for Me is a consortium of museum associations from across Canada, including the Museums Association of Saskatchewan, that has launched an engagement campaign with the help of the Government of Canada.