Canadian Museum Policy Renewal: Read the Preliminary Survey
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
AMA Launches Climate Action for Museums
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.
Reconsidering Museums: Sharing Insights on the Public Value of
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
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.
2021 Conference Series: November Event Session Recordings
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
New Museums @ the Mic Podcast Episode Available
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
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.
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
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
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