New Museums @ the Mic Podcast Episode Available
In the latest episode of the AMA's Museums @ the
Mic Podcast, we take a closer look at some of the ways museums
and heritage organizations are building community connections.
Click the button below to listen to the episode and
AMA Office Closed to Recognize
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
September 30, 2021, marks the first National Day for Truth and
Reconciliation in Canada. In acknowledgment of the legacy of
residential schools and to allow the AMA Secretariat an opportunity
for quiet reflection and participation in local commemoration, the
AMA office will be closed on September 30.
As museum professionals, we have an obligation and a duty to
work with our Indigenous communities and address the Calls to
Action in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report. Museums
have an important role to play in reconciliation and the AMA
supports the membership in the many ways they choose to commemorate
this important day.
Membership Advisory: Guidance for Museums - New Temporary
Measures and Restriction Exemption Program
On September 15, 2021, the Government of Alberta declared a
state of public emergency and introduced new temporary
public health measures to protect the health care system, stop
the spread of COVID-19, and increase vaccination rates. The new
measures include an expansion of indoor mandatory masking
requirements, now in effect for the entire province. Please click
the button below for more information.
COVID-19 Health & Safety Toolkits Available to Order
Health & Safety Toolkits are now available to order through
the AMA Bookstore. The toolkits include a variety of physical
and digital resources to support organizations to reopen and
operate safely during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. They are
available for just the cost of shipping. Ordering will
remain open while supplies last.
With funding support from Travel Alberta, these
toolkits are part of an ongoing AMA project to provide
resources and supports to the museum and heritage sector during
this public health crisis. Click the button below to learn
AMA Announces 2021 Awards Recipients
The Alberta Museums Association (AMA) is pleased to
announce the 2021 Awards recipients. This year, recipients were
named for the Lieutenant Governor's Award and the Robert R. Janes
Award for Social Responsibility. Please click the
button below to learn more.
Membership Announcement: Interim Leadership at the
With the upcoming departure of Meaghan Patterson, Executive
Director / CEO, the Alberta Museums Association Board
of Directors has hired Pathfind, an executive recruitment
firm, to assist in finding the next Executive Director / CEO, and
announced plans for interim leadership at the Association
until the position is filled. Please click the button below for the
full Membership Announcement.
New for AMA Members: Museum Industry Marketplace
The Alberta Museums Association is excited to launch the Museum
Industry Marketplace, a new virtual space to connect members of the
AMA with the vendors, exhibitors, consultants, and other sector
stakeholders who support all aspects of museum operations. Click
the button below to connect with Marketplace Event Exhibitors and
find products and services relating to collections, education,
exhibits, and more.
Museum Industry Marketplace
Leadership Changes at the AMA
The Alberta Museums Association Board of Directors
announces the upcoming departure of Meaghan Patterson, Executive
Director / CEO. Please click the button below for the full
2021 Conference Series: June Event Session Recordings Available
Thank you to all of our delegates, presenters, contributors,
sponsors, and guests for joining us for the second event in
our 2021 Conference Series!
Delegates can log in using the button below to access session
recordings, tie-in content, and more, from our June
New Guide: In Person or Online, Reopening
Resources for Alberta Museums
With news that Alberta museums will be
permitted to reopen as of June 10, make sure your museum
is prepared! Whether you will be engaging with your visitors in
person or online, get ready with the AMA's new advisory resource,
Best Practice in Virtual Programming, Tours, and
Exhibits, available as a free download. This guide and
other resources for reopening are available at the link below.
Advisory Resources for Reopening
Membership Advisory: Grants Program Changes for 2021 -
The AMA has adjusted the Grants Program for the 2021 - 2022 granting year
to better support the membership as we continue to navigate these
uncertain times. Please click the button below for more
Taking Action Against Climate Change
The Alberta Museums Association (AMA) in partnership with the
Coalition of Museums for Climate Justice and Shadow Light
Productions, is excited to announce the launch a new video series -
Taking Action Against Climate Change.
See the videos