Emergency Preparedness Videos

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The AMA is pleased to announce the launch of a series of video case studies highlighting the resiliency and innovation of affected sites following the intense flooding that occurred throughout Alberta in 2013. The four part series will profile the journey of four museums from their salvage efforts to current successes and inspiring plans for the future.

Each video will focus on a different institution and the impact the floods had on their site, building, collection, and personnel. Heritage Village, Medicine Hat Clay Industries National Historic District, National Music Centre, and the Museum of the Highwood will each be featured.

Heritage Village

The first video in our series chronicles the challenges faced by Heritage Village in Fort McMurray following the extensive flood damage to their collection of large industrial artifacts and thirteen heritage buildings.


The Emergency Preparedness Videos were funded through the Museum Flood Funding Program. As a multi-year initiative supported by Alberta Culture and Tourism, the Program provides assistance to museums affected by the June 2013 floods, and ensures at-risk museums are able to mitigate potential damage in the event of future flooding emergencies. The AMA appreciates the Government of Alberta's commitment to assisting flood-affected cultural institutions.

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