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AMA Announces 2016 Awards Recipients!

The AMA is pleased to announce the 2016 Awards recipients. The Peace River Museum, Archives, and Mackenzie Centre will be presented with the Robert R. Janes Award for Social Responsibility in recognition of its work to integrate social responsibility into all aspects of museum practice. The Edmonton Heritage Council, the Medicine Hat Clay Industries National Historic District, and the Fort Museum of the North-West Mounted Police will be presented with Leadership Awards recognizing their exceptional work in creating value, accessibility, and relevance in their communities.


The Awards Ceremony will take place on September 16 as part of the 2016 AMA Conference in Calgary. Congratulations!


Leadership Awards Media Release

Robert R. Janes Award for Social Responsibility Media Release

Awards Ceremony and iitahwáákomímmotsiiyo'p: what makes us love each other

The AMA is proud to welcome Terrance Houle and Cobra Collins to the 2016 Awards Ceremony. Terrance Houle is an internationally recognized interdisciplinary media artist, a member of the Blood Tribe, and a founding member of Indigeneity Artist Collective Society. His performance art, iitahwáákomímmotsiiyo'p: what makes us love each other, uses dance and spoken word to interpret his experience as the child of two residential school survivors through the themes of love, support, and healing in times of hardship. 

New on the blog: Keynote Interviews!

Ry Moran, Director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation and our AMA Conference 2016 Friday Keynote Presenter, talks with Miranda Jimmy about the National Centre and the role of museums in the reconciliation process.

Ryan Dodge, Digital Engagement Coordinator at Royal Ontario Museum and our AMA Conference 2016 Saturday Keynote Presenter, chats with Lisa Making about  and his upcoming talk. 

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    Collections are at the heart of a museum. Participants will learn about the policies, practices, and skills needed to manage museum collections.

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