Museum & Archives Advisory Committee

City of Peterborough

November 8, 2012




Minutes of a Meeting of Museum & Archives Advisory Committee Held on November 8, 2012 at Fine Annex, Museum

The meeting of Museum & Archives Advisory Committee was called to order at
5:04 p.m. at the Museum, Fine Annex. 



Audrey Armstrong (Vice Chair)

Nancy Jackson (Chair)

Linda Lumsden

Gayle McIntyre

Morgan Tamplin

Cheryl White

D. Allan Wood



Janice Millard

Councillor Pappas



Susan Neale, Museum Director, Peterborough Museum & Archives

Natalie Garnett, Deputy City Clerk

Kendra Sedgwick, Committee Coordinator


Minutes – September 13, 2012


Moved by Gayle McIntyre


That the minutes of the Museum & Archives Advisory Committee meeting held on September 13, 2012 be approved.





Disclosure of Pecuniary Interest


There were no disclosures of interest.



Museum Director

Report MAAC12-018

Peterborough Museum & Archives’ Report on Activities


Moved by Audrey Armstrong


That the Museum & Archives Advisory Committee approve the recommendation outlined in Report MAAC12-018, dated November 8, 2012, of the Museum Director, as follows:


That the Museum Director’s report with respect to the monthly activities of the Peterborough Museum & Archives for September and October 2012 be received for information.







Moved by Morgan Tamplin


That Correspondence items 4 and 5 be received for information.





Other Business  


Federal Funding Cuts


Moved by Audrey Armstrong


That staff continue to monitor changes at Parks Canada in relation to the Trent-Severn Waterway.



Feedback: Community Museum Standards Report


Moved by D. Allan Wood


That the Museum & Archives Advisory Committee receive the Feedback: Community Museum Standards report for information and review the community policy and accessibility plans at future committee meetings.





Discussion was held on the new ACHAC terms of reference, the Community Museums Operating Grant application and changes at the National Archives.  



Off-Site Storage Facility


Moved by Gayle McIntyre


That Council act promptly to make a decision regarding an off-site storage facility for the Peterborough Museum and Archives’ collections, in order to fulfill its mandate, to ensure that existing federal funding applications are not jeopardized, and to ensure the health and safety of volunteers, staff and patrons.





Nancy Jackson thanked Audrey Armstrong for her longstanding, significant and enduring contribution to the Peterborough Museum & Archives.


Gayle McIntyre thanked Chair Nancy Jackson for her commitment to the Committee during the past six years.


The 2013 meeting dates were agreed to as follows:


January 10, 2013

March 14, 2013

May 9, 2013

June 13, 2013

September 12, 2013

November 14, 2013


Next Meeting


The next meeting is scheduled for January 10, 2013.





Moved by D. Allan Wood


That this meeting of the Museum & Archives Advisory Committee adjourn at 6:50 p.m.






Natalie Garnett

Deputy Clerk





Nancy Jackson




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