Museums for the 21st Century

  • 02 Nov 2020
  • 7:00 PM
  • Zoom

Museums for the 21st Century with speaker Margaret Beckel, President and CEO of the Museum of Nature.

Even before the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadian museums faced the daunting challenge of staying current and relevant. Would a generation raised on the Internet and 140-character messages continue to respond to traditional displays and information exchange? When public institutions closed during a general lockdown and reopened with strict protocols, a museum’s task of reaching new audiences became even more difficult. Yet institutions such as the Canadian Museum of Nature are more important than ever, playing a vital role in in reminding Canadians not only of our natural heritage but also of threats to our cherished environment. Join us Monday, November 2 via Zoom to hear how one museum is reshaping itself for the 21st century.

This event is free and open to the public. You may also listen to the speaker by telephone.

Our speaker:

Meg Beckel was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Museum of Nature in June 2011. She leads a team of passionate and committed individuals dedicated to the Museum’s mission to inspire understanding and respect for nature. Prior to joining the Museum, Ms. Beckel was Vice-President, External Relations at the University of Waterloo, Chief Operating Officer of the Royal Ontario Museum and Executive Director External Relations at the University of Victoria.

Ms. Beckel currently serves on the board of Canada’s National Committee for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). She is Chair of the Digital Opportunity Trust Board, a member of the Association of Science Museum Directors Board and member of the Advisory Board of Ottawa Riverkeeper.


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