Event Program

November Program


12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Keynote Session


On This Spot

Trauma, Healing, and Justice:
Museum Essentials for the 21st Century

Jess Turtle, Co-founder, and Matt Turtle, Co-founder, Museum of Homelessness

Moderator: Zack Anderson, Director, Group Experiences, TELUS Spark 


1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Historical Truths about Indian Residential Schools in Canada:
What Can Archives Tell Us?

This session includes an interactive discussion and has limited attendance. Pre-registration is required.

Dr. Crystal Gail Fraser, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Classics, and Religion and the Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta



The Alberta Quilt Project:
Engaging Museums and Communities


Carole Gold, Volunteer for Quilt Documentation Event, Peace River Museum, Archives & Mackenzie Centre

Lucie Heins, Assistant Curator, Daily Life & Leisure, Royal Alberta Museum

Judy Larmour, Board Member, Beatty Heritage House Society



2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Make an Engaging Online Project…and Increase Your Digital Capacity!

Megan Richardson, Director, Digital Museums Canada, Canadian Museum of History



Deaccessioning for Community


Kirstan Schamuhn, MA Public History Candidate, Carleton University; former Collections Assistant, Galt Museum & Archives

Nicole Wilkinson, Museum Attendant, Collections Volunteer, and former Collections Assistant, Galt Museum & Archives 


3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Reconsidering Museums:
Articulating the Value of Museums to Our Communities


Dr. Victoria Dickenson, Consultant / Researcher

Caroline Loewen, Project Lead, Alberta Museums Association



Playing to Your Audience:
A Case Study on Gamifying Content with Limited Resources

Kelsy Edgerton, Reservations Assistant, Legislative Assembly of Alberta

Sophie Gareau-Brennan, Programs / Operations Assistant, Legislative Assembly of Alberta

Silverius Materi, Programs / Operations Assistant, Legislative Assembly of Alberta 


4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Indigenous Art Tutorial
with Lance Cardinal


Tap into your creative side for this participatory art-making activity as First Nations artist, designer, and entrepreneur Lance Cardinal leads us through creating our own Moosehide Moccasin Paperweights! After you've stretched your creative muscles, get ready to share your artwork with your peers with some informal networking. Click here for event details.

We hope you'll join us to toast the close of our 2021 Conference Series!


Thank You to Our 2021 Conference Program Committee

Brittany Cherweniuk, Indigenous Experience Development Coordinator, Fort Edmonton Management Company

Harpreet Dhanjal, Community Engagement Specialist, University of Calgary

Jill Horbay, Communications and Marketing Manager, University of Alberta Museums

Stephanie Huolt, Programs Coordinator, Fort Heritage Precinct

Michael Rikley-Lancaster, Curator, Mississippi Valley Textile Museum

Linden Roberts, Executive Director, Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum




Thanks to our
2021 Conference
Series Sponsor 


On This Spot



Event Date:
November 18 

50th Anniversary Conference Series


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