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Membership Advisory: Government of Alberta Budget 2024

On February 29, 2024, Finance Minister Nate Horner presented the Government of Alberta's Budget 2024. Click the button below for the AMA's Membership Advisory. 

 

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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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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.

 

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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. 

 

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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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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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  • Research (CMS 24-05)

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    Research is undertaken in all areas of museum practice as it is fundamental to the museum's purpose and programs.

  • Exhibits (CMS 24 – 08)

    Jul
    19

    This course provides an overview of the role and importance of exhibits in museums and introduces the concepts involved in planning, fabricating, and evaluating exhibits.

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