Category: News

IN THE NEWS: Staying Engaged in a Contactless World

How do Museums Move Forward? High crowd densities and the prevalence of high-contact areas in typical museum exhibits are causing museums to question their assumptions in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. From the way patrons purchase tickets and interact with those at the help desk to the way...

Provincial Update: Minister Lisa MacLeod visits Art Gallery of Burlington

Over the past several weeks, the Honourable Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism, and Culture Industries, has been travelling across Ontario. As the province reopens under Phase 2, she has been visiting many of the tourist attractions in various regions. This has allowed her to engage with many...

UPDATED: COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund: Final Component of Phase 2 Announced

July 07, 2020 – Final Component of Phase 2 Announced The Department of Canadian Heritage announced today the final component of the $500M COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund that was launched in May. This final component of Phase 2 will support arts and culture organizations that do not receive funds...

OAAG/AOGA Submission to Ontario Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs

The Ontario Association of Art Galleries/Association ontarienne des galeries d’art (OAAG/AOGA) had the opportunity to present to the Ontario Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs regarding the Culture and Heritage sectors. On Friday, 26 June, OAAG President, York Lethbridge, and OAAG Executive Director, Zainub Verjee, presented on behalf...

OAAG/AOGA Member Monday Virtual Meeting: July 6, 2020

Join us on July 6, 2020 at 2:00 PM for our bi-weekly OAAG/AOGA Member Monday Meet-Up! Topics of Discussion: Review of OAAG’s Deputation to the Provincial Committee for Finance and Economic Affairs: Last week OAAG made a presentation to the Provincial Committee for Finance and Economic Affairs. Zainub will...

IN THE NEWS: A Crisis of Whiteness in Canada’s Art Museums

At Canada’s four largest art museums, the top leadership is all white—and the majority of their boards and senior leadership is too. What does this say about the possibilities for change in a moment when institutions are responding to calls for structural transformation? (Via Canadian Art)...

PROVINCIAL UPDATE: Toronto and Peel Region Moving into Stage 2

It was announced today that both Toronto Public Health and Peel Public Health will enter Stage 2 on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at 12:01 AM. They will join 31 other public health regions that entered Stage 2 on June 12 and June 19th, 2020.  This decision was made in...

IN THE NEWS: More than welcome

Just how public are public galleries? As spaces begin to reopen, a curator asks if access, equity and care could be the new metrics. (via Canadian Art)...