MOA is seeking input to guide plans for exhibit redevelopment and renewal.
As most OAS members know, many Ontario archaeologists can trace the beginnings of their working lives to the Museum of Ontario Archaeology (MOA) at Western University. The Museum continues to offer programs in archaeology to southwestern Ontario students and to the public at large, and the London Chapter of the Society still holds its meetings at the Museum.
Sustainable Archaeology is now adjoined to the Museum although it will operate independently for several more years. The innovative technologies at Sustainable Archaeology present exciting opportunities for the Museum to refresh its public programming and exhibits, both inside and outside in the Lawson village. –
As we all appreciate, archaeology brings the stories of how people lived to life. These stories connect us to our shared human heritage and give us a sense of place in the world. At the Museum, we believe that by connecting with and sharing our stories we understand and appreciate each other more and that Ontario’s archaeological heritage is (first and foremost) about people.
We recognize that it is time for our exhibits to change and we want as much input as possible into what these changes should be. We are reaching out to various communities and stakeholders to help develop the framework for our exhibit renewal. If you are interested in providing input on what stories should be told at MOA, please let us know. You can forward your comments directly to Joan Kanigan, Executive Director by phone (519-473-1360) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or complete this short on-line survey.
We will continue attempting to get out to the Chapter meetings over the next several months to provide an opportunity to share your comments directly.
Dr. Ronald F. Williamson, Chair, Board of Directors, Museum of Ontario Archaeology
*This article originally appeared in ArchNotes and has been updated slightly.