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Museum and Archives Association talks about new exhibits, new changes

Charles Cameron, the chair of the Corner Brook Museum and Archives Association, hopes that by having a higher public profile, then the association will attract more visitors and perhaps more people to volunteer.

“I think that we’re growing and we’re going to have a larger public presence than we have now,” said Cameron, who is also a director of the association.

The association held its annual meeting to discuss new changes it hopes to bring to the museum and also brought everyone up to date on the past year.  

Cameron sees the most important aspect of the meeting as the draft strategic plan, a set of goals for the 2014-2024 period.

One of the goals of the draft strategic plan is to develop working relationships with groups in the neighbourhood, such as the city, the library and the Royal Canadian Legion. The association hopes there is contact with each neighbour group at least twice a year.

The museum was in the news in 2011 after there was some controversy over where it should be located. The Museum and Archives moved to the R.A. Pollett building while city hall was being renovated.

Tuesday’s meeting also included details of what has happened with the museum over the past year. According to the annual report for 2013-14, there were more than 900 hours contributed to the museum by volunteers and were more than 1,400 visitors to the museum in 2013.

Chris Squire and Kevin Hennessey will join the board as directors. The two were nominated by Robert Murphy who is the chair of the friends of the museum volunteer committee and is also a director.l Squire and Hennessey were named to the board by acclamation.

The four officers will retain their positions, also by acclamation. Along with Cameron and vice chair Matthew Janes, secretary Paula Batcock and treasurer Angela McCarthy will stay on the board in their respective roles.

 

Organizations: Archives Association, Corner Brook Museum, Royal Canadian Legion

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