Civic Museum launches new operating model
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
After months of community and partner engagement, the Civic Museum of Regina (CMoR) will be adopting a more contemporary model of museum – an approach that will focus on being a ‘story-driven’ museum to maximize sharing of information about its extensive artifact collection.
CMoR, with the support of the City of Regina, contracted Ken Alecxe, past CEO of SCN Television and Heritage Saskatchewan, to consult with stakeholders on various museum models. The overwhelming result was to develop a Contemporary Eco-museum whereby a museum without walls is created. Simply put, it is the development of a heritage museum that engages the entire city and creates space for both public viewing and community engagement. This becomes an opportunity to partner with numerous stakeholders, like-minded organizations, business and the entire community, in sharing our collective history. This will be achieved through using traditional artifacts and sponsored satellite exhibits in existing spaces to engage a larger audience. The community becomes the museum – from installations in the City Hall foyer to the new Mosaic Stadium; from shopping malls to seniors’ homes – the Museum will engage citizens where they work, live, shop and socialize.
Rob Deglau, President of the museum, says “This new model is quite exciting! With the City of Regina’s first ever cultural plan in place, we feel the museum is well positioned to contribute in a new meaningful way to the citizens of Regina and we have already begun the development of partnerships, exhibits and programming that will begin appearing throughout the city.”
For further information, contact:
Rob Deglau, President, Board of Directors
Civic Museum of Regina
Marionette Sailor Doll
In the spring of 1931, Mrs. F.N. Darke approached Mrs. C.M. Willoughby and asked her to form a Ladies Aid Circle of young women. In February 1932, the circle was asked to give a program for a Sunday evening. Thus the marionettes were born and continued to give shows until 1963. When the Regina Little Red Hen Theatre took over, the marionettes were retired and were donated to the museum in 1986.
Marionettes are distinguished from regular puppets by the strings which manipulate and control them from above.