The mandate of the Exhibitions and Programs Branch is to disseminate knowledge to as broad a public as possible through high quality exhibitions, programs and products on site as well as elsewhere in order to educate and entertain those publics by:
- planning, developing, producing and evaluating a program of permanent, temporary and travelling exhibitions and interpretive programs nationally and internationally;
- planning, developing, producing and providing design, photographic and audio-visual products and the services necessary to support CMC exhibitions and programs;
- undertaking research programs and adding to the collections of the CMC in the fields of postal communications history and children’s education and culture, writing for publication, and providing expertise.
The division will focus on providing:
- exposure to the techniques and applications of exhibit planning and design
- an understanding of the roles of the members of an exhibit team, including observing and participating in the documentation of all phases of the exhibition
Specific Learning Outcomes
These objectives will be reached through assigned tasks and projects which may include the following skills or procedures.
The intern may:
- develop people management and teamwork skills
- learn recognized procedures to organize exhibitions, plan schedules, workloads and budgets, and co-ordinate exhibition production
- assist in the development and design of an exhibition