Sample from Chapter 5

A Sample from Chapter 5: Know your Audience

Family Groups

"Touring with family groups is an exciting opportunity for an intergenerational learning experience. The adults may have some museum experience, but can learn new skills to use with children during visits to other museums...Choose questions and activities to involve all members of the family group. You can encourage children to talk directly with an adult 'buddy' about what each thinks/sees/likes to promote a shared experience...

...Note that the definition of 'family' has changed in recent years and the children and adults in a group may not be related in traditional ways. Avoid such specific terms as parents, mom, dad, son or daughter. Use 'grownup' and 'children' or 'young people' to distinguish group members..."

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Dinners for non-registered accompanying persons

We are happy to announce that non- registered persons accompanying delegates will have the possibility of attending two of our evening dinners. However space is limited. Please see our website for details at


Social walk/run for NDS Symposium Delegates


The Sheraton Centre will host a special edition for the NDS guests in the morning (7:00am-8:00am) on October 12th and October 13th. See our website for details under What’s new.


La Balade Pour La Paix: An Open-Air Museum


A public art exhibition along one kilometre of Sherbrooke Street West created by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts for Montreal’s 375th anniversary.
The route features 67 stations (30 sculptures and 42 photographs) by Canadian and international artists. It is lined with the flags of the close to 200 member countries of the United Nations, along with those of Canada’s 13 provinces and territories.


October 12 - 15, 2017
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Coming to Montreal? Find out what you need.

1.  Valid passport expiring more than 6 months after the travel date

2.  Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA): exemptions include U.S. citizens, travellers with a valid Canadian visa and Canadian citizens.  Please refer to the Government of Canada site for more information