This year, while museums across Alberta work with their
communities to create programs that give back and promote social
and environmental awareness, the Alberta Museums Association is
participating in Giving Tuesday to raise awareness and support for
the Robert R. Janes Award
for Social Responsibility, an annual award that recognizes,
supports, and furthers the work of museums that are solving
community issues and promoting health and well-being. The Award was
made possible through an initial donation from Dr. Janes, who
continues to provide funding, and relies on additional community
funding to continue directly supporting museums that are true
contributors to the social, cultural, and educational fabric of
Recipients of the Robert
R. Janes Award for Social Responsibility receive $3,000 to
investigate their drivers for success, scale up their activities,
and host a workshop designed to model their lessons and successes
for other institutions.
Giving Tuesday Video
The ways you can support our Giving Tuesday campaign
1. Post an 'UNselfie' on your social media
accounts. To take an unselfie, all you have to do is write on one
of the AMA Giving Tuesday unselfie posters (one for donors and one for supporters), and take a
picture to post on your social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook,
Instagram, etc.). Please link to the AMA's campaign with the
following hashtags: #UNselfie #GvingTuesdayCa #MuseumsDoMore
2. Share the AMA's Giving Tuesday campaign
with your community and network. You can do this by sharing the
link to the campaign website: http://givingtuesday.ca/partners/alberta-museums-association.
3. Support the Robert R. Janes Award for
Social Responsibility and help recipients scale up their work and
model best practices to their peers, thereby increasing the
capacity for the Alberta museum community to affect real social and
environmental change in the lives of others. DONATE NOW!
For more information, visit our ENGAGE Museums and
The AMA is currently seeking a Communications Lead.
Consideration of applications will begin October 16, 2017; however,
the competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is
View the full posting here.
With UNITE 2017 in the books, we want to extend a thank you to
all delegates, presenters, volunteers, exhibitors, and the Western
Museums Association for making Conference a tremendous success.
We would also like to thank our generous sponsors, without whom
our joint international conference would not have been
2017 Robert R. Janes Award for Social Responsibility
The Alberta Museums Association (AMA) is pleased to present Fort
Edmonton Park with the Robert R. Janes Award for Social
Responsibility in recognition of their work to integrate social
responsibility into all aspects of museum practice.
View the full Media Release
For more information about the AMA's Awards Program, please
visit the Awards section of our