Museum and Gallery Resources
The Aboriginal Curatorial Collective / Collectif des Conservateurs Authochtone
(ACC/CCA) supports, promotes and advocates on behalf of the work of Aboriginal
art and cultural curators and associated Aboriginal cultural workers in
Canada and internationally.
Association of Museums
The mission of this not-for-profit Association is to represent the museum
community, address its needs, and enhance its ability to serve the public.
Gallery of Ontario
of Art Museum Directors
The purpose of the Association of Art Museum Directors is to support its
members in increasing the contribution of art museums to society. The
AAMD accomplishes this mission by establishing and maintaining the highest
standards of professional practice; serving as forum for the exchange
of information and ideas; acting as an advocate for its member art museums;
and being a leader in shaping public discourse about the arts community
and the role of art in society.
Conference of the Arts
The CCA is the national forum for the arts and cultural community in Canada.
Artists are at the heart of the CCA. We understand and respect their fundamental
role in building and maintaining a creative, dynamic, and civil society.
Since 1945, we have been working to ensure that artists can contribute
freely and fully to Canadian society. For more than half a century, we
have been a repository for Canadian cultural history and collective memory.
The CCA is leader, advocating on behalf of artists in Canada to defend
their rights, articulate their needs, and celebrate their accomplishments.
The CCA is an authority, providing research, analysis and consultation
on public policy in arts and culture, in Canada and around the world.
The CCA is a catalyst, fostering informed debate and collective action
within the arts and cultural
community and the creative industries in Canada. The year 2005 will mark
the CCA's 60th anniversary — six decades of working to ensure that
artists are valued for the essential role they play, and the fundamental
contribution they make to a creative, dynamic, and civil society.
The Canadian Museums Association is the national organization for the
advancement of the Canadian museum community. We unite, represent and
serve museums and museum workers across Canada. We work passionately for
the recognition, growth and stability of our sector. The Canadian Museum
Association was established by a small group of people in Quebec City
in 1947. Today, it has nearly 2,000 members. Our members are non-profit
museums, art galleries, science centres, aquaria, archives, sports halls
of fame, artist-run centres, zoos and historic sites across Canada. They
range from large metropolitan galleries to small community museums. All
are dedicated to preserving and presenting our cultural heritage to the
public. Our members are
also the people who work in and care about our museum. They include
professionals, volunteers, students, trustees and interested friends.
Our membership also includes foreign museum professionals as well as a
growing list of corporations that support museums and the CMA.
Council of Museums
The International Council of Museums (ICOM) is an international organisation
of museums and museum professionals which is committed to the conservation,
continuation and communication to society of the world's natural and cultural
heritage, present and future, tangible and intangible. Created in 1946,
ICOM is a non-governmental organisation maintaining formal relations with
UNESCO and having a consultative status with the United Nations' Economic
and Social Council. As a non-profit organisation, ICOM is financed primarily
by membership fees and supported by various governmental and other bodies.
It carries out part
of UNESCO's programme for museums. Based in Paris (France), the ICOM
Headquarters houses both the ICOM Secretariat and the UNESCO-ICOM Museum
Museum of the American Indian
The National Museum of the American Indian shall recognize and affirm
to Native communities and the non-Native public the historical and contemporary
culture and cultural achievements of the Natives of the Western Hemisphere
by advancing-in consultation, collaboration, and cooperation with Natives-knowledge
and understanding of Native cultures, including art, history, and language,
and by recognizing the museum's special responsibility, through innovative
public programming, research and collections, to protect, support, and
enhance the development, maintenance, and perpetuation of Native culture