The Hamilton Area Museum Educators (HME) are pleased to announce their fall programming.

Their activities start with a new series, Drinking about Museums. Once a month, the HME invites anyone interested in learning and drinking to meet at a local brewery where a guest speaker will be featured through a short, informal talk. The rest of the evening will be devoted to relaxed discussion, the ability to engage the speaker on their chosen topic, and the chance to sample some local “liquid” arts (non-alcoholic beverages are also available)!  

The first Drinking about Museums event will take place at Merit Brewing (107 James Street North) on Tuesday, September 24 from 6:30 – 8:30pm. This incredible event will feature Humber Galleries’ Danica Evering speaking to the topic of Unusual Suspects: Art’s Expanded Relevance! Reflecting on her experiences in attracting new and diverse audiences, Danica will discuss experimenting with language, intentional outreach and more.

The event is free, but an RSVP is recommended.

On Monday October 7, HME will host a fall mini conference at the Royal Botanical Gardens from 10am-3pm. This one day event will connect museum, gallery, historic home and parks colleagues from across the Hamilton area for a one-day free professional development experience. Space is limited, and more information on the conference, speakers and registration can be found on the HME website

About Hamilton-Area Museum Educators (HME)
Hamilton Area Museum Educators (HME) is a group who meets on a regular basis to share knowledge, network, communicate, and foster learning with museum-education colleagues and partners in the Hamilton and surrounding area. We are committed to peer-learning and gather in both formal and informal settings to share our knowledge and experiences.

The HME year runs from September-June and includes meet ups, museum crawls, and mini conferences.

Stay up to date with HME by signing up for their newsletter and visiting them on social media: Facebook and Twitter pages.

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