Event Detail

Museum Governance (CMS 23-03)

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  • Online


Monday, November 6, 2023 — Monday, December 4, 2023


Member $200.00
Non-Member $275.00
Institution $200.00
Bulk $175.00
Student $100.00


As legally constituted organizations, museums must define their governing authorities and public trust responsibilities to make the most effective possible contribution to the communities they serve with the resources available to them. Topics covered will include the governing documents required to establish and run a museum, the accountability and responsibilities of a museum’s governing authority, and exploration into policy and mission statement development. This self-paced, module-based, combined asynchronous and synchronous course will run on the AMA’s virtual learning platform from November 6 to December 4, 2023. The course includes four required live, virtual meetings. **The required virtual meetings will take place on November 9, 16, 23, and 30, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.** CMS courses are open to everyone; AMA membership is not required. There are no pre-requisites for the program. 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. 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 visit our Certificate in Museum Studies webpage, or contact Meredith Leary, Program Lead, at learning@museums.ab.ca or 780.424.2626.
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