Upcoming

SAVE THE DATE: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS 2021-22

We are excited to once again present our professional development workshops for 2021-22 to your screens wherever you are in the world today! We have a fantastic line-up of topics that you will not want to miss! Sign up for email notifications for when registration opens for each workshop here!

Join Galeries Ontario / Ontario Galleries for our upcoming online workshops on January 20, 2022, and a two-day workshop on March 16&17, 2022! These workshops are perfect for senior, mid-career, and emerging professionals to gain professional knowledge, skills and practices in the public art gallery and museum sector. 

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS: 

LAW & ORDER: ART LAW, COPYRIGHT, AND CRIME PREVENTION IN COLLECTIONS

January 20, 2022

A painting in a gallery’s collection is not just a painting. It is connected to legal procedures, copyright laws, cultural laws and has a much deeper history that a member of the general art-viewing public would not necessarily be aware of. Art galleries and museums are bound to laws and regulations in all aspects of their collection, including copyright, intellectual property and reproduction rights. This workshop will be an in-depth art and cultural law course geared towards art galleries and museum professionals and will also include case studies about legal ownership and procedures for returning stolen artwork. At the end of the sessions, participants will have the ability to ask one-on-one questions to the law professionals and receive guidance on specific issues at their institution. 

ART, COLLECTIONS, AND THE ENVIRONMENT: TWO-DAY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP SERIES 

March 16 & 17, 2022

Day 1: THE ENVIRONMENT FOR YOUR COLLECTION, 

The physical art gallery building that displays, houses, and stores a collection is a crucial contributor to climate change. Many public art galleries use three times the amount of energy as office buildings of the same size and scale. The main factors at play in art galleries are the requirement of proper internal environments controlled by energy-sucking HVAC systems and proper lighting displays. Moreover, temporary exhibition materials (walls, paint, vinyl, etc.) and shipping artwork also contribute to the carbon footprint that art galleries create. Day 1 of this two-day workshop will look at some of these factors and how art galleries can adapt their collections facilities to reduce their environmental impact, including looking at best practices, policies, certifications, and programmes designed to create sustainable art galleries.

Day 2: COLLECTING AND EXHIBITING THE ENVIRONMENTAL CRISIS

The second day of this two-part workshop will focus on how public art galleries and museums can bring environmental activism and change to their exhibition, collection, and programming. Climate change is here and beginning to affect all areas of life, including arts and culture. The arts play a significant role in the contribution to unfriendly environmental practices. Art galleries need to acknowledge their role in environmental issues and respond by working with artists who address these issues. Art galleries need to continue to evolve their collecting and interpretive planning to help educate the public on these issues. Artists have been focused on climate change for decades now. Recent projects and exhibitions will be used in this workshop to highlight the possibilities for art galleries to engage publicly with this theme. This workshop will also address the climate and environmental injustices of Indigenous communities and their artists. Indigenous artists include the environment and the land in their artistic practices, and ecological issues challenge their work and nations the most. 

Registration for the first workshop will be opening on September 9th, 2021

Fill out the Expression of Interest Form to receive a notification when the registration opens for each workshop!  CLICK HERE FOR THE EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FORM 

Registration includes access to the full day of presentations and discussions, supplementary materials, and additional activities.

VENUE LOCATION:

These workshops will all be held virtually via Zoom *please note that the Zoom link will be sent the day before the event. 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

GOG gratefully acknowledges the funding contribution from the Museums Assistance Program with the Department of Canadian Heritage.