RE-ORG Prairies and North – Adventures in Storage Reorganization

One-day conference

Date: March 15, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please arrive at 8:30 for registration.

Location: The Manitoba Museum, 190 Rupert Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Language: English

Who can register: This conference is open to all. There is a limit of 30 registrants.

Register now! See How to register below.

Registration deadline: February 27, 2019

Cost: CAN$150 (includes HST)


Providing adequate storage has become one of the main challenges of running a museum: often, objects are difficult to locate, space is insufficient, objects are inadequately housed, storage units are not adapted to the needs of the collection and policies and procedures are incomplete. All of these issues can make it difficult for museums to access and use their collection to the benefit of their community.

Come learn about the RE-ORG method for storage reorganization and how it could benefit your institution. The RE-ORG method was developed by ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property) and UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) and adapted in collaboration with the Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI). At this conference, you will learn from the experiences of the six institutions participating in the 2018–2019 edition of RE-ORG: Canada (Prairies and North), from one of the developers of the RE-ORG method and from other colleagues in Canada and abroad. This is the fifth and final edition of RE-ORG: Canada.


From September 2018 to December 2019, staff from six small to medium-sized institutions in the Prairies and Northern region (Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Saskatchewan) are rolling up their sleeves to reorganize their storage rooms to improve access to their collections and their overall conservation conditions. This collective effort is part of CCI’s RE-ORG: Canada program, organized in collaboration with the Museums Assistance Program. So far, RE-ORG: Canada has been held in Ontario, in Quebec, in the Atlantic region and in the Western region.

During the three days leading up to this conference, the RE-ORG: Canada (Prairies and North) participants will be working together to reorganize storage rooms at The Manitoba Museum in Winnipeg. At the conference, you will hear about this exciting experience and about the challenges the participants will be tackling in their own museums as they embark on a RE-ORG project of their own. Our guest speakers will also share their experience and lessons learned in storage reorganization or upgrade projects.

Learn from the experience of the following institutions, among others:

  • St-Georges Historical Society / Winnipeg River Heritage Museum, St-Georges, Manitoba
  • Northern Life Museum and Cultural Centre, Fort Smith, Northwest Territories
  • Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
  • Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum, Iqaluit, Nunavut
  • MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan
  • Prince Albert Historical Museum (Prince Albert Historical Society), Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
  • Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon
  • Canadian Conservation Institute, Ottawa, Ontario


  • The Manitoba Museum
  • Association of Manitoba Museums
  • ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property)

How to register

To register for the conference, send CCI an email at with “RE-ORG Prairies and North” in the subject line. In the body of the email, include:

  • your full name
  • your institution (if applicable),
  • whether you have any dietary restrictions;
  • a daytime telephone number.

Registrations must be received by February 27, 2019.

If the maximum number of registrants is met, a waiting list will be created.


Once your registration has been confirmed, you will be contacted by phone to process the payment.

Payment must be provided in Canadian funds by credit card (American Express, MasterCard or VISA).

Canadian federal government employees must provide IS reference codes or a commitment number, department code and cost centre.


Requests to withdraw must be submitted in writing to CCI at Refunds will be issued according to the following schedule:

  • A full refund less a CAN$25 administrative fee for requests received at least 21 days prior to the start of the conference
  • A full refund less a CAN$50 administrative fee for requests received between 20 and 7 days prior to the start of the conference
  • No refund for requests received less than 7 days prior to the start of the conference

Exceptions to this refund policy may be made in the event of insurmountable difficulties in attending the conference.


CCI reserves the right to cancel this conference if the minimum enrolment requirement is not met. In such cases, CCI will refund the full registration fee but will not be responsible for any transportation, housing, loss of income or other costs that may have been incurred by the participants.

Additional information

Please contact CCI if you require additional information.

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