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Honouring the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The AMA office will be closed on October 2, 2023, as a day-in-lieu to commemorate the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, taking place on September 30. Truth-telling and bearing witness to the stories and healing journey of residential school survivors are integral to reconciliation. The AMA encourages Albertans to attend museum and community events occurring across the province, reflect on their own roles in reconciliation, and engage with the many ways to commemorate this important day.

The AMA reaffirms our commitment to supporting truth and reconciliation within our sector. Museums have an integral role in telling the stories of our past and advancing social good today.



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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2023 AGM and Awards Gala Registration Open

Join us at Heritage Park Historical Village's Gasoline Alley Museum in Calgary, AB on September 22, 2023, for our Annual General Meeting (AGM), a keynote presentation from Emlyn Koster, Director Emeritus, Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, and an evening Awards Gala, presented in partnership with Heritage Park.

For more information about the Fall Gathering or to view the Notice of AGM, click the buttons below.


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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



Membership Advisory: Government of Alberta Budget 2023

On February 28, 2023, Finance Minister Travis Toews presented the Government of Alberta's Budget 2023, Securing Alberta's Future. Click the button below for the AMA's Membership Advisory. 


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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. 


                                               Survey Results

                                               Museum Policy Website



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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  • Strengthening Emerging Careers Webinar


    In this workshop, participants will learn strategies for long-term career planning, including negotiating salary packages and work arrangements, understanding how to use knowledge of fair wages for self-advancement, and learning how to support their professional growth amidst temporary labour market challenges.

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