“STAFF ONLY”: Behind the Scenes at MOA Part 1
I am often amazed, when I sit back and think about it, how much goes on behind the scenes at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology.
I like to compare museums to icebergs – in that what you see when you visit is just a tiny part of what is actually happening. From working with the collection, researching exhibits, planning programs and events to the things we rarely consider as “museum work” but are critical to any business, like marketing, managing the finances, fundraising, and health and safety. There is a lot happening at MOA that we want to share.
This blog series opens the “Staff Only” door to reveal what it takes to run a museum. The planning, preparation, and work necessary to ensure we serve our community and, for us specifically, inspire the archaeologist in everyone.