Quinte Educational Museum & Archives
Policy - Exhibition Policy
Preamble Exhibits are the main attraction for most visitors to Quinte Educational Museum and Archives (QEMA). The purpose of exhibits is to involve visitors in the process of discovery, to spark curiosity, to inform, to provoke thought, to stimulate imagination, and to heighten appreciation and understanding. Policy QEMA will: * Stage exhibits consistent with its mandate, vision, mission, strategic imperatives, and principal objectives as approved by the Board of Trustees. * Implement a thought-provoking and diverse exhibit program that reflects both the natural history of Prince Edward County, Ontario, and Canada. * Consider the care and safekeeping of both QEMA and loaned objects when mounting an exhibit. Accessibility * Make accessible to the public the collections and collections- based research by featuring ideas, objects, and specimens for their social, aesthetic, or historical interest, and by implementing innovative interpretation strategies to reach more diverse audiences. * Undertake an exhibit program that includes both exhibits with broad audience appeal and some with more targeted appeal. Planning * Present an annual program of changing exhibits supported by operating resources. * Develop and maintain an exhibits program based on Board- approved thematic categories and directions. * Include the exhibits program as part of the business plan and budget presented to the Board. Date August 17, 2008 Approved Amended August 18, 2008 Policy Review Method Internal Report Responsibility QEMA’s Board of Directors Minimum Frequency Biennially
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