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    Admiralty House Museum

    Admiralty House was built in 1915 by the British Admiralty to monitor icebergs, ships at sea and provide weather forecasts to mariners. The sinking of the Titanic and the First World War prompted the development of a grid of wireless communications stations around the Atlantic,...

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    Wooden Boat Museum

    Come visit the Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador – a place where the history and traditions of wooden boat building come to life! We are located on the Avalon Peninsula, in Winterton, Newfoundland and Labrador.
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    Cupids Legacy Centre

    The Cupids Legacy Centre stores the extensive artifact collection discovered at the Cupids Cove Plantation site, and houses its field laboratory. The site, now a Provincial Historic Site, is one of the most significant archaeological digs in North America.  
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    James J. O'Mara Pharmacy Museum

    Apothecary Hall housed the Peter O'Mara Drug Store from 1922 to 1986. It was one of the last surviving old drug stores to operate in Newfoundland and the second home for Peter O'Mara's business, which had operated out of 484-486 Water Street as The West End Drug Store from 1899.. 
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    Labrador Interpretation Centre

    The Labrador Institute of Memorial University was established by the University to stimulate, coordinate, and support major University projects and programs designed to promote the well-being of the people of Labrador and to expand the Labrador knowledge base.

Upcoming Workshop

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The Museum Association of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives are pleased to present a workshop from the Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI):

MOUNT MAKING (Space is limited)

Date: September 30 and October 1, 2015; 9:00 – 4:30
Location: The Rooms, Provincial Museum Division Conservation Lab at 1042 East White Hills Road, Pleasantville, St. John's, NL

This workshop starts with a discussion on the criteria for constructing proper exhibit and storage mounts for
museum artifacts. It covers strategies for counteracting gravity and reviews the notions of stress, strain, elasticity, and compressibility. A variety of materials, tools, and techniques available for mounting and supporting objects are discussed in terms of their suitability, practicality, advantages, and limitations. Tools and techniques for measuring objects are presented. Means of ensuring the object's safety in the workshop and during the mount-making stages are discussed. Analytical, conceptual, and manual skills in mount design and production are presented,
demonstrated, and practised during at least half of the workshop. Each participant is expected to produce 1–3 mounts during the workshop, depending on experience and on the complexity of their project(s). The workshop ends with a round-table review of the mounts created during the workshop.

Instructors: Carole Dignard and Amanda Salmon, Canadian Conservation Institute
Enrolment Limits: Maximum of 12. Space is LIMITED first come first serve basis.
Registration fees: $180 for MANL and ANLA members, $205 for non-members (LUNCH INCLUDED)
Registration Deadline: September 18, 2015

For more information regarding financial assistance to attend the workshop or to register please contact:

Museum Association of Newfoundland and Labrador
Telephone: (709) 722-9034
E-mail: manl@nf.aibn.com

Cancellations received less than 5 days in advance are not eligible for refunds. Participants who do not attend remain responsible for full payment.


MANL AGM & Conference

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This year's AGM & Conference will be taking place October 2-October 3, 2015 at the Ramada Hotel, St. John's, Newfoundland. To find out all the latest conference information check out the AGM section of our website!


Call for Submissions for the Summer Newsletter

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Having something you would like to share with museums across the province in the MANL Newsletter? We would love to hear from you! We encourage you to share your organization's accomplishments, developments, research and good news stories with the rest of the museum community. Please submit your articles in plain text form with no more than 500 words. If you would like to submit a picture to compliment your submission, please make sure it is in .jpeg format and scanned to at least 600 dpi.

As always, we are accepting submissions for advertising space in the newsletter. If your museum or heritage group has marketing or advertising pieces developed, consider taking the opportunity to advertise to your peers. For a list of advertising rates, please contact the MANL office for more information.

If you wish to contribute any content for the summer issue, please have your submission e-mailed to the MANL office by July 31, 2015.