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The Musée acadien de l’Université de Moncton (MAUM) is pleased to announce the 25th anniversary of its educational program. The program, offered in both official languages, began 25 years ago thanks to the MAUM’s rich collection and a desire to offer workshops in New Brunswick schools. Today, the program continues to engage schools in the province and neighboring communities.

Over the years, the educational program has offered a great variety of workshops based on historic objects and has constantly evolved in order to keep up with the educational demands in curriculum and the importance of different acadien based themes taught in class. During its 25 years of programming, the MAUM has searched out and created partnerships and collaborations to facilitate teaching, to enrich its programs and to create stronger ties with the community. Among its numerous relationships with teachers, members of the community and diverse organizations, the Musée acadien has been able to broaden its capacities to create meaningful projects, especially with youths, such as multimedia activities and exhibition creation.

 

To celebrate the educational program’s 25th anniversary, the MAUM would like to announce some new educational elements, such as resource sheets, a virtual educational workshop and a new blog series.

 

Resource Sheets: The Musée acadien has developed educational resource sheets touching on different themes, events and characters from Acadian culture and history. This project enables teachers and educators to freely and instantly access resources and information traditionally offered through guided tours and in person workshops. These resource sheets are available by visiting the MAUM’s Website at https://www.umoncton.ca/umcm-maum/node/34Resource sheets are currently only offered in French.

Virtual Educational Workshop: For back to school 2020, the MAUM presents a new educational workshop all about food in Acadie. This workshop is offered virtually and can be explored at your pace via a PowerPoint document. Just like all other workshops offered by the Musée acadien, it is based on objects from the collection and supplemented by information, videos, photographs and audio recordings. For more information and associated costs, please call (506) 858-4088 or email maum@umoncton.ca.

Blog Series: To further diversify our current educational blog series “Côté education”, the MAUM is happy to announce its miniseries “Côté education: Selon les expertes et les experts”. This miniseries is looking to breach the gap between museum education and schools by collaborating with experts in the field of education, such as teachers and community coordinators. Each blog post in this series presents answers from experts based on questions the Musée acadien has asked them related to museums and schools and the relation between the two. Stay tuned for this miniseries in the coming weeks on our blog. Most blog posts from this series will be in French.

 

The Musée acadien is always on the lookout for new educational program themes and ideas for presentations in the community, so please do not hesitate to share your project ideas with us. Do you have any unanswered questions about Acadian history? We love a challenge! If you are in search of a specific object, a class presentation, or some partnership opportunities, let us know and it would be our pleasure to discuss with you. Our workshops and projects are also adaptable to the needs of the community at large, such as community centers and for senior citizens.

The MAUM is supported by the City of Moncton and the Province of New Brunswick. In addition, we would like to thank the professors of Université de Moncton, who over the years have advised and collaborated with us and validated our research related to the schools’ curriculums.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Telephone: (506) 858-4088 | Email: maum@umoncton.ca

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