What can be more suitable for Xmas than a reminder by Alex Kuskis to the MLN list about the Kids’ Museum-on-wheels initiative.

reposting below, as received just the beginning, with URL reference:


update 2: Tue Dec 27, 2011

They have a FB page Children’s Own Museum; and could have won the AVIVA fund competition had they received more votes 😦

update 1: Tue, Dec 27, 2011

A single comment at the parentcentral/toronto star link below worth reposting here. Why only ONE?!

Wonderful News on COM!
Toronto deserves a dedicated children’s museum. Kudos to the board for finding such an innovative way of getting it up and running again!

Submitted by Jen Lawrence at 4:47 PM Monday, October 17 2011


A kids’ museum for the global village, Toronto

15oct11

Heather Senst (left) will be the chairman and Che Marville president of the newChildren’s Mobile Media Museum, a collaboration of the former Children’s Own Museum and the McLuhan Legacy Network. (Photo: Richard Lautens/Toronto Star)

October 14, 2011 – Andrea Gordon, Family Issues Reporter

It’s an understatement to say Che Marville doesn’t give up easily. She has spent five years plotting, pitching and pounding the pavement for a space to resurrect theChildren’s Own Museum in Toronto. But finally her persistence has paid off … The project is a collaboration between the Children’s Own Museum and the McLuhan Legacy Network … Read the rest at TO Star site

For economy, AVIVA project description blurb:

Overview:

We have mixed the old and the new, to create a mobile interactive environment that combines the prolific ideas of Canadian icon Marshall McLuhan, human development and play theory. A mobile museum, built on a tractor-trailer that will travel to neighbourhoods and schools around the province, that will merge the historic and the leading edge, from vintage toys to iPad apps, and focus on helping kids learn, create and communicate using the latest digital technology.

http://tinyurl.com/3fue6pq