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Cross-Sectoral Networking Event

Join members, colleagues, and cross-sectoral professionals for an evening of networking and entertainment. Co-presented by the Alberta Museums Association, Alberta Society of Archives, City of Edmonton Archives, Edmonton Arts Council, and Edmonton Heritage Council. Matthew James Weigel, an award-winning Dene and Métis artist and author born and raised in Edmonton, will be doing a poetry reading at the event.


Casual dress. Cash-only bar. Complimentary refreshments provided. Register by April 19 to reserve your spot!


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Membership Advisory: Government of Alberta Budget 2024

On February 29, 2024, Finance Minister Nate Horner presented the Government of Alberta's Budget 2024. Click the button below for the AMA's Membership Advisory. 


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Registration Now Open - Spring Symposium 2024

The Alberta Museums Association (AMA) is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2024 Spring Symposium, Museums at the Heart!


Join us in Edmonton at the Stanley A. Milner Library, Art Gallery of Alberta, and Royal Alberta Museum on Saturday, April 27, 2024, as we explore how museums can reach beyond their walls and engage ethically with the spaces and communities they inhabit.


For the Symposium program, click the button below. More details will be released in the coming weeks.


Looking for a deal? Register by January 31 to take advantage of the Early Bird rate! AMA member rates are available for both the Cultural Awareness Workshop and Symposium.  


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AMA Announces 2023 Awards Recipients

The Alberta Museums Association is pleased to announce the Recipients of the 2023 Leadership Awards, Robert R. Janes Award for Social Responsibility, and Lieutenant Governor's Award. Click the button below to learn more. 


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Reconsidering Museums - Full Toolkit Now Available

The full website and toolkit for the Reconsidering Museums project are now available!


Reconsidering Museums, a national project, sets out to answer the question, what do museums mean to Canadians? Through a rearticulation of the value of museums and a rebrand of the sector, this project aims to support museums with the tools and language necessary to better connect with and serve their communities, deepening their relationship, and therefore their relevance, to the Canadian public. To visit the website, click the button below.


                                              Reconsidering Museums Website



Living Wage Employer Certification

The AMA is also pleased to announce it is now certified as a living wage employer by the Alberta Living Wage Network. This supports ongoing work to encourage fair and equitable wages across the sector including funds paid to employees, temporary workers, and contractors.

As part of our ongoing work to demonstrate and model best practice for human resources and financial accountability, the AMA is please to share information about some operational changes, including our Subsistence and Travel Allowance Rates. To read more, click the button below.


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Canadian Museum Policy Renewal: Read the Preliminary Survey Results

The Department of Canadian Heritage has provided an update on the renewal of the Canadian museum policy and are pleased to announce that the museum policy website is now live and provides information on the renewal process.

The Department has also shared the preliminary results from the Museum Policy Stakeholder Survey which was conducted in November 2022 and directed at heritage institutions and stakeholders. To read the national-level preliminary results or visit the museum policy website, click the buttons below. 


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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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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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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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