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Call for Recognized Museum Program Review Panellists 

The AMA is currently seeking Individual Members to serve on upcoming Recognized Museum Program Review Panels. The application deadline is Friday, October 15, 2021. Click the button below to learn more. 

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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.


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.


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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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Membership Announcement: Interim Leadership at the AMA  

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. 


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AMA Annual Report and AGM Package Available Digitally

The Alberta Museums Association's 2021 Annual Report and Annual General Meeting package is now available digitally to all AMA Members. These documents can be found under "AGM" in the Document Library. Please note that a printed package will not be mailed this year. Please click the button below to view the Notice of the 2021 Annual General Meeting. 


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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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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 Membership Announcement. 


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2021 Conference Series: June Event Session Recordings Available Now  

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 Event. 


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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 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.


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Membership Advisory: Grants Program Changes for 2021 - 2022 

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 information.


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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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  • GST / HST for Charities and Non-Profit Organizations


    Did you know that GST / HST rules for charities are different than those for non-profit organizations (NPOs)? Do you wonder if you have missed claiming back all eligible GST / HST amounts? Would you like to learn how to avoid the most common GST / HST errors? If so, you should attend this Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) GST / HST Outreach presentation!

  • 2021 Conference Series - November Event


    Join the final event of the AMA's 2021 Conference Series as we explore the big topics facing museums today. Registration rates increase November 8th.

  • Certificate in Museum Studies Program Application


    Participants who would like to complete the full certificate for credit must apply to the Program and complete an introductory webinar.

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