Event Detail

Research (CMS 22 - 05)

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Monday, June 6, 2022 — Monday, July 4, 2022


Member $100.00
Non-Member $100.00
Institution $100.00
Bulk $100.00
Student $100.00


Research is undertaken in all areas of museum practice as it is fundamental to the museum's purpose and programs. Participants will explore the kinds of research conducted in museums and will learn practical guidelines for planning and conducting research projects. Topics covered will include discipline-based research, collections-based research, research relating to museum functions and activities (such as exhibit and interpretation research), and research methodologies such as field research, audience research, and oral history interviews. This course is the third in a series of pilot courses launched in the fall of 2021. This self-paced, module-based, combined asynchronous and synchronous course will run on the AMA’s virtual learning platform from June 6 to July 4, 2022. The course includes four required live, virtual meetings with instructors Anna Rebus and Lauren Wheeler. The required virtual meetings will take place on June 7, 14, 21, and June 28, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The AMA is offering this course at a pilot rate of $100. This is in recognition that the course is a pilot and participants will be asked for additional evaluation and feedback about their experience with the virtual course. Please register through the AMA website. To support greater Indigenous representation among museum professionals, the AMA is waiving the registration fee for online CMS courses for self-identified First Nations, Métis, and Inuit members of the AMA. Indigenous participants must have an active membership with the AMA prior to registering for the online CMS course. Indigenous participants must email Meredith Leary, Program Lead, at learning@museums.ab.ca to secure their spot. All participants are registered on a first-come, first-served basis when course registration opens. Spaces are limited, so register early! To obtain credit for the Certificate in Museum Studies, all participants will need to register in the Program and pay all applicable fees associated with the Program application and textbook costs. For information about the CMS Program, please contact Meredith Leary, Program Lead at learning@museums.ab.ca or 780.424.2626.
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