Registration and Collections Intern

I am so pleased to announce that the Aga Khan Museum Registration and Collections department has its first intern.  Dana Murray from the University of Toronto Museum Studies programme, has joined us for her 12 week placement.  While with us, Dana will be entirely responsible for the Emergency Response Plan and supplies carts.  She is also a full member of the exhibions team.  Her first week with us started with the incoming exhibition "Marvellous Creatures" from the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha plus several other lenders including the Royal Ontario Museum.

Never ending projects

We have so many ongoing projects at the AKM and no staff to carry them out. We have a roster of extremely talented contractors who come in for installations and de-installations But sadly none of them is permanent. We try to string bite-size projects into every contract. This particular project is making storage mounts for the education department. 

A photograph is worth a thousand words

Today I am working with out photographer.  Photography falls under my domain and I have to say that this day has been a treat!

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What is Collections Management?

Collections management doesn't sounds like a nebulous concept, but ask a group of museum professionals for a definition and you soon realise it isn't as clear as it seems.

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Information Infrastructure

Many museums and cultural institutions have moved into the "digital age" in the name of progress but in many cases it was in name only. 

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Departmental Reorganisation

After years under consideration, we have finally re-organized the Registration Department. It took the loss of 1/3 the staff, but we are there. 

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Teaching vs Experience

An upcoming conference at the University of Toronto's Museum Studies programme: Taking Stock: Museum Studies and Museum Practices in Canada makes me think about the nature of teaching versus actually working in the museum field.

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