Accessioned! The Behind the Scenes Tour of the Oshawa Museum

07-17-12The Oshawa Community Museum is inviting you to explore the life of an artifact from donation to display. On Sunday, May 31, you can go behind the scenes at Oshawa’s only local history museum. Choose an artifact from the Museum’s education collection and take it on your journey through accessioning, digitizing, data base entry, cleaning, writing its text panel, and display. You’ll get to see Museum storage areas and try your best at assembling pottery shards, just like archaeologists and museum conservators. Timed tickets must be purchased ahead of the event. Tickets cost $5 per person. Please call Jill at 905-436-7624 x. 106.

The Museum is hosting this event to coincide with International Museum Month. International Museum Day is held on or close to May 18 and Museum Month is celebrated in May. These events were started by the International Council of Museums in 1977 to raise awareness on how important museums are in the development of society.

“We are excited to open up parts of the museum that the public never gets to see. People are always intrigued with what happens behind our closed doors. This event will give them to see that we do much more than simply give tours.”
– Jill Passmore, Visitor Experience Coordinator at the Oshawa Community Museum.

 

How to get tickets: Those interested in attending Accessioned! should phone the programming office and speak directly with staff to reserve tickets. A valid Visa or MasterCard number will be needed to hold the tickets. They may be picked up ahead of time or will be held in the gift shop.

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