The Simcoe County Museum scored a perfect 50 out of 50 in the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport’s 2016 Standards for Community Museums.
Each year community museums are judged on a number of the Ministry’s 10 standards that represent the minimum requirements for the operation of a good community museum. Community museums must meet the standards in order to qualify for funding under the Community Museum Operating Grant.
The Ministry focused on two standards in 2016—Community and Exhibition. Museums were required to submit a social media plan, an exhibit plan with a three-year horizon, and a schedule for the exhibit plan.
In the planning and presentation of exhibitions, museums must strive for accuracy, relevance, effective communication, learning opportunities, engagement, and the safe display of artifacts.
In 2017-18, the Ministry will focus on finance, interpretation and education, and research.
Visit our website at museum.simcoe.ca for further details.