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June Conference Tie-In Content Available Now 

The AMA is excited to release the tie-in content for our June Event in the 50th Anniversary Conference Series! Click the button below to learn more about this exclusive content available to delegates before our virtual gathering on June 17.

 

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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 early as 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 for download at the link below.

 

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Program Announced for AMA's Museum Marketplace

The AMA is excited to announce the program details for our upcoming virtual Museum Marketplace! Click the button below to learn more about this free event on June 24.

 

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Membership Advisory: Guidance for Reopening Museums

On May 26, 2021, the Government of Alberta released Alberta's Open for Summer Plan, a relaunch strategy which eases restrictions in three stages as vaccination targets are reached and hospitalizations decline. Museums and art galleries are included in Stage Two of the relaunch, eligible to reopen and resume operations as early as mid-June. Click the button below for the AMA's Membership Advisory. 

 

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Program Details Announced for June Conference Event  

The AMA is excited to announce program details for the June Event in our 50th Anniversary Conference Series! With even more sessions and networking opportunities with colleagues from across the province and beyond, join us virtually on Thursday, June 17. Click the buttons below to view the digital program and learn more about the Series.

 

Already registered? Conference delegates can explore the attendee-only interactive program by logging in through the June Conference Event Hub.  

 

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                                             50th Anniversary Conference Series

 

 

Save the Date: Museum Marketplace on June 24

Mark your calendars to join us for a virtual Museum Marketplace Event on June 24! A twist on the AMA's annual tradeshow, the Museum Marketplace will connect you with industry professionals as they share products, services, skills, and tools to benefit your museum work. Click below to learn more and register.

 

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Employment Opportunity: Project Lead, Study on the Value of Museums

The AMA is looking for an organized, enthusiastic, and detail-oriented individual to lead the next phase of our national research project on the value of museums. Please click the button below to view the job posting.

 

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Membership Advisory: Guidance on Gift Shops, Cafés, and Outdoor Spaces

The AMA has received multiple inquiries from members regarding the ongoing closure of museums and the related public health measures around gift shops, cafés, and outdoor spaces. Please click the button below for our Membership Advisory clarifying guidance for operating under current measures.

 

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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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Request for Proposals for AMA Virtual Learning Adaptation Project

The Alberta Museums Association is pleased to open two Requests for Proposals (RFPs) as part of our Virtual Adaptation of Best Practice Learning Offerings project. From May 2021 to March 2022, the AMA will be adapting our in-person learning opportunities for online delivery. The AMA is seeking proposals to fill two positions to assist with this project to work collaboratively with AMA staff and Learning Program stakeholders, as well as with each other, to adapt the AMA's Certificate in Museum Studies and other professional development workshops. Proposals are due by Friday, May 7, 2021. Please click the button below to review the full RFPs.

 

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Membership Advisory: Government of Canada Budget 2021

On April 19, 2021, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland released the Government of Canada's 2021 Budget, A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience. This budget focusses on pandemic recovery and includes important investments in the heritage and arts sectors. Please click the button below for more information.

 

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2021 Conference Series: March Event Session Recordings Available Now  

Thank you to all of our delegates, presenters, contributors, sponsors, and guests for joining us for the first 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 March Event. 


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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. Please click the button below to view the job posting.


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Membership Advisory: Government of Alberta Budget 2021

On February 25, 2021, Finance Minister Travis Toews presented the Government of Alberta's Budget 2021-22, Protecting Lives and LivelihoodsPlease click the button below to view the Alberta Museums Association's response.


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Membership Advisory: AMA Response to Provincial Reopening Plan

On January 29, 2021, the Government of Alberta provided an updated plan for gradually lifting restrictions and reopening the economy. Museums and galleries are included in Phase Three of this plan, which is expected no earlier than the end of March 2021. Until Phase Three has been approved, all museums and galleries must remain closed as per the public health measures that were implemented December 13, 2020. Click the button below for the AMA's Membership Advisory. 

 

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Registration Now Open for AMA's 50th Anniversary Conference Series

Join us throughout 2021 as we mark the AMA's anniversary with a special four-part virtual Conference Series celebrating excellence in the Alberta museum community over the past 50 years and examining the trends and priorities that are shaping the future of our sector.

 

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Guidance for Alberta Museums during the Pandemic

Under enhanced public health measures announced by the Government of Alberta, all museums, science centres, interpretive centres, and galleries across the province, effective from December 13 until at least January 12, 2021.

 

The AMA has developed the advisory resource, Guidance for Alberta Museums during the Pandemic, to address museum-specific considerations and requirements to manage closure and, once able to do so, to reopen and operate safely. This guide is part of an ongoing AMA project to provide supports to the museum and heritage sector during this public health crisis. Click the buttons below for more information.  

                                           Guidance for Alberta Museums during the Pandemic
                                           COVID-19 Advisory Resources and Toolkits
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Museums Closed Under Enhanced Public Health Measures 

On December 8, 2020, the Government of Alberta announced more stringent mandatory public health measures to protect the health and safety of all Albertans as the province continues to see a surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. Effective at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, December 13, all museums, science centres, interpretive centres, and galleries across the province must close. Click the button below for the AMA's Membership Advisory. 

 

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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. 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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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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Events

  • 2021 Conference Series - June Event

    Jun
    17

    Join the second event of the AMA's 2021 Conference Series as we explore the big topics facing museums today. Registration rates increase June 7th.

  • Museum Marketplace

    Jun
    24

    A twist on the AMA’s annual tradeshow, the Museum Marketplace will connect you with industry professionals as they share products, services, skills, and tools to benefit your museum work.

  • Social Responsibility Workshop: A Recipe for “Social Soup”

    Jul
    22

    Join the Musée Héritage Museum, the 2019 recipient of the Robert R. Janes Award for Social Responsibility, from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 22, for "Social Soup: Building Knowledge and Relationships with Community and the Natural Environment."

  • Certificate in Museum Studies Program Application

    Jan
    1

    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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