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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 Announces 2022 Awards Recipients

The Alberta Museums Association is pleased to announce the Recipients of the 2022 Leadership Awards, Lieutenant Governor's Award, Robert R. Janes Award for Social Responsibility, and Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medals. Click the button below to learn more. 


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AMA Annual Report and AGM Package Available Now

The Alberta Museums Association (AMA)'s 2022 Annual Report and Annual General Meeting (AGM) package is now available digitally to all AMA Members. These documents can be found under "AGM" in the Document Library on the AMA website. The AMA's Annual General Meeting will be held at the Feigel Conference Centre (11110 104 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB) in Allard Hall at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 17, 2022.


Click the buttons below to view the AGM Notice or to view the AGM Package in the Document Library.


                                               AGM Notice

                                               AGM Package



Conference 2022 Registration Open Now!

The Alberta Museums Association is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2022 Conference, Inside Out: Reconsidering Museum Culture! Join us at the Feigel Conference Centre in-person, in Edmonton on September 17, 2022, and online on September 23, 2022, as we explore how the sector is reconsidering the nature of museum work. Click the button below to learn more. 


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Membership Advisory: Government of Alberta Budget 2022

On February 24, 2022, Finance Minister Travis Toews presented the Government of Alberta's Budget 2022, Moving Forward. Click the button below for the AMA's Membership Advisory. 


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Membership Advisory: Province Announces Plan to Phase Out Public Health Measures

On February 8, 2022, the Government of Alberta announced its plan to phase out public health measures in three stages as pressure on Alberta's healthcare system eases. Click the button below for the AMA's Membership Advisory. 


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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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Reconsidering Museums: Sharing Insights on the Public Value of Our Sector

As a sector, we understand the significance of museums and museum work, but we do not always have the right words to express why museums matter. To support our members to speak with conviction about the public value of museums, the AMA has partnered with our counterparts across the country on a national project, Reconsidering Museums. Click the button below to learn more.


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AMA Board of Directors Announces New Leadership

The Alberta Museums Association (AMA) Board of Directors is happy to announce that we have completed our search for a new Executive Director / CEO. We are excited to share that Jennifer Forsyth will be the new Executive Director / CEO of the Association. Click the button below to learn more.


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2021 Conference Series: November Event Session Recordings Available Now  

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


                                             November Conference Event Hub



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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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.



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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New Guide: In Person or Online, Reopening Resources for Alberta Museums

With news that Alberta museums will be permitted to reopen, 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.


                                              Advisory Resources for Reopening



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

                                             See the videos

                                             Press Release


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