I always describe the evolution of the Nova Scotia Museum as very organic. No one sat down at one point and created a plan, and built the Nova Scotia museum. It largely evolved over opportunistic things that happened over the decades, and eventually was built to 28 sites of varying types and sizes throughout the province.
Within the Nova Scotia Museum's 28, there are 13 sites that are actually operated indirectly by third party not-for-profits. You have larger sites like the Highland Village Museum in Iona, Cape Breton, which is operated by the not-for-profit society that manages that and does it on behalf of the province of Nova Scotia.
There are other sites that are seasonal for the province. Some are like the Wile Carding Mill in Bridgewater, is operated by the town of Bridgewater through the DesBrisay Museum, as a third party contract with the province of Nova Scotia.
We actually evaluated the Nova Scotia museum sites in 2017. I didn't include any of those statistics because the province hasn't released permission to me with that report to share those statistics. However, it is a very complicated set up that they have. Kim may speak to that. She operates one of the directly managed sites. Her staff are all provincial government employees, that's not the case for all of the other sites.
From my organization I provide training and other supports like the advisory service with the collections management system. That supports the activities, mostly of the indirectly managed sites, but they all participate in the training opportunities, conferences and such, that we offer.