The Summit will be hosted using the Zoom platform, for which you will need a device such as a desktop computer, tablet, or smartphone that is connected to the Internet. You can also dial in to the Summit using a telephone. To participate in Q&A sessions, your device must have a working microphone.
This will be the first time that such an all-encompassing meeting has ever been held in Manitoba. We are hopeful it will become an event held at regular intervals.
The Manitoba Heritage Summit will achieve the following four objectives:
Identify common themes among PHAs relating to heritage and history in Manitoba,
Identify present and future opportunities and challenges that will be beneficial for the delivery of heritage-related programs and the management of heritage resources around Manitoba,
Foster improved collaboration and communication between PHAs and smaller heritage facilities around the province, and
Prepare a White Paper on the state of heritage in Manitoba and its development over the next 10 to 20 years, toward a long-term vision for Manitoba’s 200th anniversary in 2070.
What is “heritage”?
We embrace the broadest possible interpretation of this term as illustrated by the diversity of Provincial Heritage Agencies involved in organizing the Manitoba Heritage Summit. It includes such components as the conservation and restoration of built structures and natural spaces; the genealogy of families, communities, and groups; the collection and preservation of written and spoken information, and physical artifacts; the archaeological record; and the sharing of heritage stories, traditions, foods, and more. It engages and integrates people from many perspectives, including the general public, advocates, managers, and researchers.
Who can attend the Manitoba Heritage Summit?
The Manitoba Heritage Summit is open to everyone, both professional and amateur. Participation is especially encouraged by people connected with heritage in their community, including involvement with museums and archives, local historical societies, municipal heritage advisory committees, local and regional governments, and heritage advocacy groups.
The Summit will be held over one full day. The entire program will be livestreamed on the Internet to enable people to participate fully, regardless where they live.
Why should I (or my community or organization) attend the Manitoba Heritage Summit?
The anticipated benefits of the Manitoba Heritage Summit will be to:
Share information to the mutual benefit of all participants,
Provide a forum for discussion of the challenges and opportunities for heritage organizations in Manitoba,
Enable networking and better communication between all heritage groups, and forging of long-term relationships, and
Contribute to the development of a White Paper that articulates a vision for the short, medium, and long-term development of Manitoba’s heritage community that will enable it to prosper.
What is the program of the Manitoba Heritage Summit?
If you have suggestions for pre-recorded videos that can be shown during morning, mid-day, or afternoon breaks in the program, please contact Tracey Turner (Manitoba Historical Society) at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a voice mail message at 204-947-0559.
What will it cost to attend the Manitoba Heritage Summit?
There is NO COST to attend the Manitoba Heritage Summit, other than for your Internet connection to the livestream.
How does heritage preservation contribute to cultural diversity?
Manitoba is a multicultural province that benefits from people with diverse views, experiences, backgrounds, and ethnicities. Fostering awareness of the intrinsic heritage of a community leads inevitably to greater tolerance toward, and celebration of, all people.
A comprehensive statement of the economic benefits of galleries, libraries, archives, and museums (GLAMs) in Canada has been developed by the Canadian Museums Association:
Although we anticipate that participation in the Heritage Summit will be free, we are grateful for donations to help in defraying some of its costs.
Tax-receiptable donations are accepted using PayPal through the Manitoba Historical Society:
For further information, or to ask questions about the Manitoba Heritage Summit, please contact Tracey Turner (Manitoba Historical Society) at email@example.com or leave a voice mail message at 204-947-0559.