News Release: May 13, 2020
May is Museum Month – join our virtual celebration!
Brampton, ON (May 13, 2020) – May is Museum Month and though the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) is closed temporarily due to COVID-19, we invite you to celebrate with us virtually.
There are numerous ways to celebrate and have some fun from home:
Take a Virtual Field Trip
Take a digital journey on PAMA's first virtual exhibition Morphology. Local photographers document the creation of the Jim Tovey Lakeview Conservation area in Mississauga.
This is a unique opportunity to see the transformation of the Jim Tovey Lakeview Conservation Area through the eyes of local photographers. This project along Mississauga's waterfront will provide a green oasis in the heart of the city with beaches, meadows, forests, wetlands, and rocky islands.
Students can take it one step further with a Conservation Exploration: Explore PAMA's online exhibit, Morphology with teaching resources including critical thinking questions and a hands-on/application of knowledge activity:
Stay tuned for more virtual exhibitions coming up soon.
Create from Home - Because #ArtCanHelp
- Check out over 50 family fun activities, colouring sheets and hands-on education lessons on the PAMA @ Home page. This May, we feature new themes each week. This week is all about museum week, followed by regally royal week, then hidden treasures.
- Participate in a new #SketchItFriday challenge which is perfect for a #COVIDDateNight. Follow along on PAMA’s social media or on the PAMA @ Home page
Contribute to the #PeelTimeCapsule2020
PAMA and Museums of Mississauga are creating a COVID-19 time capsule to document the experience and memories during the pandemic.
Peel residents and businesses can submit photos, journal entries, posters and signage, home lesson plans, original new works of art and music, modified take-out menus, cross-stitching, even scans of grocery lists. Currently all pieces need to be submitted digitally to PAMAmuseum@peelregion.ca to become part of this project. If you have physical items, please keep them for submission once PAMA is able to re-open.We’ll be regularly posting updates on our social media channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the #PeelTimeCapsule2020 as part of an evolving virtual exhibit with plans for future exhibits at both Museums of Mississauga and PAMA in 2021.
PAMA is a place to explore and learn about Peel Region’s culture and heritage, as well as use conversation, questions and stories to help make new and fascinating connections to the surrounding community. Throughout the year, PAMA offers a variety of workshops and programs for all ages, families and adults. With so many different programs to choose from, PAMA has something for everyone. Operated by the Region of Peel, PAMA is located at 9 Wellington Street, East in Brampton. Visit pama.peelregion.ca to learn more.
Region of Peel
Tel: 905-791-7800 ext. 4152
The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 175,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter @regionofpeel and Instagram @peelregion.ca.