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
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.
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.
Fall Gathering Information
Notice of AGM
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
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
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
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 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.
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
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