Learn everything you want to know about baskets in our non-profit museum Ontario, Canada

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Canada

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    Host rating

    40
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  • last activity

    Last activity

    17/11/2020

 
  2020 

 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    The basketry museum was founded in 2016 and has a collection of over two hundred indigenous and Canadian baskets. There are several workshops conducted in the summer to use local materials to make practical and artistic baskets. For example, split ash baskets are make from local trees. The owner and curator of the museum has expertise in both the techniques and materials in the craft of basketry.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travelers could learn about life in a small rural village about 1.5 hours from Ottawa. They could learn about natural materials used in basketry and techniques to make baskets. They could learn how to operate a small museum, manage the collection of baskets, and support and learn in workshops. They could join community activities including the farmers market, community arts center while enjoying the local opportunities for biking, swimming, canoeing, etc.

  • Help

    Help

    If you have an interest in creative arts, with focus on fibre arts and interest in cultural heritage and museums, you can join me at the basketry museum located in rural Ontario near Ottawa, Ontario. You can learn about running a small non-profit museum, organizing the events for the museum, supporting basketry workshops, on-line presence, and learning techniques, including hand weaving, gardening and beekeeping.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    In an adjacent house to the museum, the traveler would have a private room available with kitchen privileges and access to the house and grounds.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are many opportunities to enjoy summer in our picturesque community. A bicycle is available to the traveller to better explore the area.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 378878721278