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Conference 2020: Call for Session Proposals Now Open!

The AMA is excited to announce that our 2020 Annual Conference, Vital Operations: Museums and Organizational Sustainability, will be held in Calgary from September 17 - 19, 2020. To learn more about the Conference theme and Call for Session Proposals, please click the button below.  


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2020 Learning Opportunities Announced

The AMA is pleased to announce the upcoming courses in the Certificate in Museum Studies Program and other learning opportunities that will be offered in 2020. 

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Employment Opportunity: Operations Coordinator

The AMA is excited to offer an employment opportunity for an organized, positive, and detail-oriented individual interested in an administrative position in the heritage and culture sector. Click the button below to view the job posting.

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Thank you for supporting us on Giving Tuesday!

The AMA participated in Giving Tuesday again this year to champion the Robert R. Janes Award for Social Responsibility, an annual award which recognizes, supports, and furthers the work of museums that are continually striving to solve community issues and promoting health and well-being.


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Member Announcement: Government of Alberta Budget 2019

On October 24, 2019, Finance Minister Travis Toews presented the Government of Alberta's Budget 2019-20, A Plan for Jobs and the Economy. Please click below to view the Alberta Museums Association's response.

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Advocating for Canada's Museums 

As the 2019 federal election approaches, the Alberta Museums Association (AMA) has joined with national, provincial, and territorial museums associations to work together on advocacy efforts in support of our members and the museum community as a whole.


This week, we sent joint letters to the federal political party leaders, highlighting the importance of investing in museums and seeking the parties' positions on critical questions for the museum sector.


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New Program Announcement: Mentorship Program

The AMA is pleased to announce the launch of our new Mentorship Program! The formalized Mentorship Program will match Emerging and Mid-Career museum professionals with their Established and Senior Level peers. For more information, click the link below.

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Grants Program - Submission Dates, New Draft Review Process, and Call for Jurors

As part of the Grants Program offerings, a member of the Grants Team will review drafts of Grant Applications and provide comments, clarifications, and explanations prior to the Grants deadline. As of July 2019, the Draft Review submission process has changed; for more information, including submission deadlines, click the link below. 

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RMP Materials Now Available

The full suite of Recognized Museum Program (RMP) materials are now available!

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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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    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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