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Employment Opportunity: Member Engagement Coordinator 

The AMA is looking for an energetic, positive, and organized individual interested in an administrative position in the heritage and culture sector. Please click the button below to view the job posting.


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Employment Opportunity: Program Lead  

The AMA is looking for a vibrant and dedicated individual to lead its Grants and Awards Programs and contribute to Alberta's dynamic museum community. Please click the button below to view the job posting.


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Leadership Changes at the AMA  

The Alberta Museums Association Board of Directors announces the upcoming departure of Meaghan Patterson, Executive Director / CEO. Please click the button below for the full Membership Announcement. 


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2021 Conference Series: June Event Session Recordings Available Now  

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


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Register Now for Upcoming Virtual Workshops

The AMA will be hosting two virtual workshops over the summer: "Social Soup," a Social Responsibility Workshop with Musée Héritage Museum, and "GST / HST for Charities and Non-Profit Organizations," from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Click the button below for more information and to register. 


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June Conference Tie-In Content Available Now 

The AMA is excited to release the tie-in content for our June Event in the 50th Anniversary Conference Series! Click the button below to learn more about this exclusive content available to delegates before our virtual gathering on June 17.


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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 as early as June 10, 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 for download at the link below.


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Membership Advisory: Guidance for Reopening Museums

On May 26, 2021, the Government of Alberta released Alberta's Open for Summer Plan, a relaunch strategy which eases restrictions in three stages as vaccination targets are reached and hospitalizations decline. Museums and art galleries are included in Stage Two of the relaunch, eligible to reopen and resume operations as early as mid-June. Click the button below for the AMA's Membership Advisory. 


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Program Details Announced for June Conference Event  

The AMA is excited to announce program details for the June Event in our 50th Anniversary Conference Series! With even more sessions and networking opportunities with colleagues from across the province and beyond, join us virtually on Thursday, June 17. Click the buttons below to view the digital program and learn more about the Series.


Already registered? Conference delegates can explore the attendee-only interactive program by logging in through the June Conference Event Hub.  


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Membership Advisory: Grants Program Changes for 2021 - 2022 

The AMA has adjusted the Grants Program for the 2021 - 2022 granting year to better support the membership as we continue to navigate these uncertain times. Please click the button below for more information.


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Membership Advisory: Government of Canada Budget 2021

On April 19, 2021, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland released the Government of Canada's 2021 Budget, A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience. This budget focusses on pandemic recovery and includes important investments in the heritage and arts sectors. Please click the button below for more information.


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Membership Advisory: Government of Alberta Budget 2021

On February 25, 2021, Finance Minister Travis Toews presented the Government of Alberta's Budget 2021-22, Protecting Lives and LivelihoodsPlease click the button below to view the Alberta Museums Association's response.

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Registration Now Open for AMA's 50th Anniversary Conference Series

Join us throughout 2021 as we mark the AMA's anniversary with a special four-part virtual Conference Series celebrating excellence in the Alberta museum community over the past 50 years and examining the trends and priorities that are shaping the future of our sector.


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Guidance for Alberta Museums during the Pandemic

Under enhanced public health measures announced by the Government of Alberta, all museums, science centres, interpretive centres, and galleries across the province, effective from December 13 until at least January 12, 2021.


The AMA has developed the advisory resource, Guidance for Alberta Museums during the Pandemic, to address museum-specific considerations and requirements to manage closure and, once able to do so, to reopen and operate safely. This guide is part of an ongoing AMA project to provide supports to the museum and heritage sector during this public health crisis. Click the buttons below for more information.  

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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. 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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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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  • GST / HST for Charities and Non-Profit Organizations


    Did you know that GST / HST rules for charities are different than those for non-profit organizations (NPOs)? Do you wonder if you have missed claiming back all eligible GST / HST amounts? Would you like to learn how to avoid the most common GST / HST errors? If so, you should attend this Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) GST / HST Outreach presentation!

  • 2021 Conference Series - September Event


    Join the third event of the AMA's 2021 Conference Series as we explore the big topics facing museums today. Registration rates increase September 6th.

  • Certificate in Museum Studies Program Application


    Participants who would like to complete the full certificate for credit must apply to the Program and complete an introductory webinar.

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