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Saturday, May 27, 2023
Museum lecture series opens with peek behind the scenes

The Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum is giving the public a virtual peek behind the scenes of its operations.

Have you ever wondered how a museum actually works?

How do curators decide what makes up their collection? What’s inside those hundreds of drawers and cases in the museum's storage areas?

Will the museum want your great-great grandma's favourite tea set? Or her ancient bloomers? And what about those framed Beatle concert tickets?

Well, maybe.                                               

To learn the answers to these questions and more, join the first of the museum's 2022 virtual lecture series on Feb. 2 at 11 a.m.

Barbara Worthy, a NOTL writer, producer and museum staffer will chat with museum curator and managing director Sarah Kaufman and assistant curator Shawna Butts.

If there are questions you'd like answered, send them to Worthy at bworthy@nhsm.ca.

Whether it’s regarding collections, programming, the ghost of Janet Carnochan, or even the evolving role of museums in a local and global sense, the museum's curators say they will do their best to answer.

The virtual lecture series continues through March and includes:

*Feb. 16: “Re-imagining Niagara: Using GIS (geographic information system) to Study Local Economic Development 1783-1812,” presented by Jessica Linzel.

*March 2: “Apothecaries to Pharmacies – Prescriptions, Potents and Healthy Herbs,” presented by Katelynn Best.

*March 16: The Shaw at 60! – featuring Leonard Connolly in conversation with Barbara Worthy as they reflect on 60 years of the Shaw Festival.

*March 30: David Hemmings explores “Heritage Homes of Niagara.”

All the Zoom presentations begin at 11 a.m. and registration is required via notlmuseum.ca

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