Museum Flood Funding Program

The AMA is pleased to administer the Museum Flood Funding Program in collaboration with Alberta Culture and Tourism to aid in the recovery of Alberta's heritage community.

About the Museum Flood Funding Program

Many museums in Alberta were affected by severe weather and floods in June 2013. The Government of Alberta is committed to supporting recovery and rebuilding in every impacted community through its Provincial Recovery Framework. The Alberta Museums Association (AMA) is pleased to administer a funding program in collaboration with Alberta Culture to aid in the recovery of Alberta's heritage community.

Museums are leading contributors to the social, cultural, and educational fabric of Alberta, and the Museum Flood Funding Program will work to minimize the short- and long-term effects of the floods on museum collections and prepare institutions for future disaster planning. The Alberta museum community appreciates the Government of Alberta's commitment to flood-impacted non-profit and cultural institutions, and we will continue to work together to ensure museums have the resources they need for their vital role with communities.

 

FAQs

1. Who can apply?

AMA Institutional Members in good standing:

  • Affected by floods in Summer 2013, or
  • At risk of future riverine flooding. 

To find out if your institution is at risk, please refer to the Government of Alberta's Flood Hazard Mapping.

2. What can be covered?

  • Direct costs not covered by either the Disaster Recovery Program or insurance.
  • Short-term recovery and conservation requirements for museum collections.
  • Long-term conservation requirements for museum collections.
  • Disaster Planning, Emergency Preparedness, and Conservation Assessments for future disaster management. 

3. How is conservation being defined?

Conservation "describes all actions taken to safeguard cultural and scientific objects and ensure their preservation for the future" (Alberta Museums Association, Standard Practices Handbook for Museums, 3rd Ed., 2014, 205).

4. How will funding decisions be made?

The Museum Flood Funding Program will be an adjudicated process.

5. How does this funding fit with the AMA Grants Program?

  • This is a two-year program designed to support the immediate recovery of Alberta's museum community and the long-term preparedness of museums to deal with future disasters.
  • Applicants who apply for future funding to the AMA Grants Program cannot consider Flood Funds as part of their matching contribution. 
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