Sask museums

Conferences and Symposiums

Creative Collaborations Symposium (2011)

Community engagement – Organizational Transformation – Partnership Basics – Intercultural Connections

On May 3 & 4, forty-two participants from thirty-one organizations across Saskatchewan and Alberta gathered at Wanuskewin Heritage Park to learn and share innovative approaches to engagement and collaboration.

An evening gathering kicked off the event  - this included interactive activities facilitated by Rhonda Rosenberg, Executive Director, MCoS, a welcome from Tyrone Tootosis, Cultural Resources Coordinator, Wanuskewin Heritage Park (WHP) and a dynamic keynote address given by Dr Candace Matelic.

Practical, interactive sessions facilitated by Dr. Candace Matelic and Flo Frank provided opportunities to explore the realities and develop deeper understanding of building collaborative relationships between diverse organizations, colleagues, and communities.

The planning of the symposium was a collaborative process and was presented by Common Weal Community Arts, Inc., Community Research Unit at the University of Regina, Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan, Museums Association of Saskatchewan and Wanuskewin Heritage Park.  The intent was to create a gathering that would encourage and challenge participants to stretch out of the regular every-day and come away with practical ideas of how to embrace new opportunities for partnerships with creativity and joy.   

Wanuskewin Heritage Park Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan

Common Weal   Museums Association of Saskatchewan   Community Research Unit

To learn more about Dr. Matelic’s work please visit: CTM Professional Services Inc. ( )

To view a copy of the Symposium Summary please visit:

Arts, Culture, and Heritage Research Symposium (2009)

Research is an important part of our work within the arts, culture, and heritage sector.  Colleagues from throughout the province devoted a full day to learning about research and discussing research-related ideas with representatives from many different organizations.  

We began the day with a keynote address from Kate Davis, who shared her wealth of experience and expertise, vision and integrity, and inspired us to expand our ideas of research within the arts, culture, and heritage community.

The day brought together 46 participants from 35 different institutions.  Networking breaks and lunch were provided to encourage collaboration, conversation, and connection. Fifteen presenters/panelists/speakers from 15 different institutions shared research projects and discussed research-related issues. 

Topics included:

  • Community-based research
  • Using action research to evaluate programs
  • Making research accessible
  • Guidelines and protocols when working with First Nations and Métis communities
  • Benefits and challenges of research partnerships
  • The History Education Network (THEN/HiER) and more! 

To order your copy of the "Arts, Culture, and Heritage Research Symposium - Proceedings" (available only on CD), please contact: 

Museums Association of Saskatchewan
424 McDonald Street
Regina, SK
S4N 6E1
306-780-9279 or 1-866-568-7386

Cost: $5.00 per CD.  Shipping and handling costs apply.

The First Canadian Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Symposium - Giving Voice to Future Direction - 2008

This Symposium built on MAS' goal of establishing an inclusive community that reflects the cultural diversity of Saskatchewan through museums. This Symposium brought First Nations and Métis people together with people from museums that house Aboriginal collections.