Posts Categorized: Organizational Development

The Future City Museum

The idea of an Edmonton museum has been with us for decades, a project handed from generation to generation.  It’s in our hands now (“our” meaning the collective “we” of Edmonton, but yes, the Heritage Council is providing leadership).  It’s a critical year for the initiative. If you’ve been following, you’ll know that the idea… Read more »

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Shaking Up the EHC Website

You may have noticed some changes with our website lately… In late 2014, we launched completely fresh edmontonheritage.ca—a redesign that reflected a bit of a growth spurt for the Edmonton Heritage Council. We were evolving from a young organization—small in number but flush with ideas, goals and long-term plans—into an organization with more staff, increasingly diverse programming,… Read more »

Rapid Protyping in Action: The Tannery Arts Center

As EHC Program & Operations Manager Ericka gets ready to head to MuseumCamp 2015, she reflects one final time on what she learned last summer at MuseumCamp 2014 in Santa Cruz. Here she writes about the hands-on work applying rapid prototyping to a local arts centre and the lessons she learned through the work. Click to view her first and second… Read more »

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Rapid Prototyping 101

It’s often difficult to track the “results” of heritage work. How does our work help address societal issues such as homelessness, identity, happiness, integration and safety? Many argue that heritage activity has intrinsic value that positively affects those who participate in programming and projects, and that this alone justifies our necessity and funding. Consequently, we… Read more »