Leadership Awards Nominations Open
The 2022 Leadership Award Nominations are now open! The Alberta
Museums Association (AMA) is now accepting nominations for
Leadership Awards in the categories of Engagement, Sustainability,
and Education. The deadline for nominations is June 15,
2022, at 4:30 p.m. Click the button below to learn
Call for AMA Board Nominations
Members are invited to submit names of candidates for the
Alberta Museums Association Board of Directors for the 2022 - 2025
term. The AMA Board is looking for individuals who have a shared
belief in the AMA's core values, knowledge of policy governance,
and an understanding of provincial government. The deadline for
nominations is July 15, 2022. Click the button
below to learn more.
AMA Conference 2022 - Save the Date
The Alberta Museums Association invites you to save the date for
our 2022 Annual Conference! Join colleagues from across Alberta
in-person, in Edmonton, AB on September 17, 2022,
and online on September 23, 2022, for Inside
Out: Reconsidering Museum Culture. Click the button below to
Membership Advisory: Government of Alberta Budget 2022
On February 24, 2022, Finance Minister Travis Toews presented
the Government of Alberta's Budget 2022, Moving Forward.
Click the button below for the AMA's Membership Advisory.
Membership Advisory: Province Announces Plan to Phase Out
Public Health Measures
On February 8, 2022, the Government of Alberta announced its
plan to phase out public health measures in three stages as
pressure on Alberta's healthcare system eases. Click the button
below for the AMA's Membership Advisory.
AMA Launches Climate Action for Museums
The AMA is pleased to launch a Climate
Action for Museums Toolkit in collaboration
with Green Economy Canada. This resource is intended to empower
museums to embed environmental sustainability into the core of how
they operate. Click the button below to learn more and
download your free digital copy.
Reconsidering Museums: Sharing Insights on the Public Value of
As a sector, we understand the significance of museums and
museum work, but we do not always have the right words to express
why museums matter. To support our members to speak with conviction
about the public value of museums, the AMA has partnered with our
counterparts across the country on a national project,
Reconsidering Museums. Click the button below to learn
AMA Board of Directors Announces New Leadership
The Alberta Museums Association (AMA) Board of Directors is
happy to announce that we have completed our search for a new
Executive Director / CEO. We are excited to share that Jennifer
Forsyth will be the new Executive Director / CEO of the
Association. Click the button below to learn more.
2021 Conference Series: November Event Session Recordings
Thank you to all of our delegates, presenters, contributors,
sponsors, and guests for joining us for the final 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 November
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.
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.
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
New Guide: In Person or Online, Reopening
Resources for Alberta Museums
With news that Alberta museums will be permitted to reopen, 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
Advisory Resources for Reopening
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