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Conference 2022 Registration Open Now!

The Alberta Museums Association is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2022 Conference, Inside Out: Reconsidering Museum Culture! Join us at the Feigel Conference Centre in-person, in Edmonton on September 17, 2022, and online on September 23, 2022, as we explore how the sector is reconsidering the nature of museum work. Click the button below to learn more. 

 

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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. 

 

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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 learn more. 

 

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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. 

 

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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. 

 

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AMA Launches Climate Action for Museums Toolkit

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.

 

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Reconsidering Museums: Sharing Insights on the Public Value of Our Sector

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 more.

 

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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.

 

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2021 Conference Series: November Event Session Recordings Available Now  

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 Event. 

 

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New Museums @ the Mic Podcast Episode Available Now

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 subscribe. 


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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.  


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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 more. 


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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.

 

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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.

 

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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 below.

 

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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


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    ARETE’s unique online training gives employees the skills and confidence to implement the COVID-19 safety protocols by learning how to safely request proof of vaccination, the wearing of masks, and responding to and de-escalate customer interactions.

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    ARETE’s unique and engaging violence prevention training gives employees the confidence and skills to safely respond to the continuum of client and customer conflict, from low-level agitation through to verbal abuse, aggression, and escalated in-person threats.

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