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Museums in Ontario Celebrate Community During May is Museum Month  Mai, Mois des Musées

Toronto, April 25, 2019 - In celebration of May is Museum Month / Mai, Mois des Musées, the Ontario Museum Association (OMA) encourages Ontarians to visit and discover over 700 museums, galleries, and historic sites across Ontario. May is Museum Month coincides with International Museum Day on May 18th, a worldwide initiative of the International Council of Museums to highlight the importance of the role of museums as institutions that serve society and its development. These events provide an opportunity to celebrate all kinds of museums, galleries, and heritage sites in Ontario. With many museums launching new exhibits and programs, and many seasonal attractions opening their doors to welcome summer tourists, the month of May demonstrates the vibrancy of our communities and new opportunities for tourists and local visitors alike.

Museums, galleries, and heritage sites are vital cultural and tourism infrastructure in every community in Ontario. These institutions are essential to supporting Ontario's growing Culture and Tourism GDPs. In their communities, museums contribute to lifelong learning and creating distinct and vibrant places to live, work, visit, and invest.

Discover Ontario Museums during May is Museum Month

Visit www.museumsontario.ca to find museums and events in your community! Please see this list providing a sample of events around the province.

Quotes:

"Ontario's Museums are vibrant and vital parts of communities across Ontario. They hold relevant and meaningful collections that tell stories of the past, present, and future. May is Museum Month is an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of museums to their communities and to kick-off the summer tourism season!" –Marie Lalonde, OMA Executive Director

About the OMA:

The Ontario Museum Association strengthens capacity among institutions and individuals active in Ontario's museum sector, facilitates excellence and best practices, and improves the communication and collaboration of its membership. The Association advocates for the important role of Ontario's museums to society, working with all stakeholders, related sectors and industries, and other professional organizations.


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