Conference 2018 - Cultivating
Connections: Museums and the Environment
Museums are places of learning and
sharing, inquiry and innovation, discussion and exploration,
dialogue and debate. Cultural institutions embrace their roles as
places where meaningful connections are made both between
individuals and with the most pressing issues in society today.
The Alberta Museums Association's 2018 Conference will explore,
consider, and celebrate the ways museums are moving towards greater
engagement with environmental issues. Delegates will examine how
collections, preservation, and research can benefit from approaches
that consider sustainability, as well as how public programs,
exhibitions, and partnerships that engage with environment can
broaden the museum's impact. In a time of increased concern
with environmental sustainability, museums are situated to
encourage communities to examine how they interact with and care
for the environment, while also demonstrating their own sustainable
When museums ensure their activities support their surroundings
- air, water, land, natural resources, flora, fauna, humans, and
settlements -they can engage more deeply with the social and
cultural impacts of the environment in their community and foster
greater overall well-being for the community.
Book your room for AMA Conference 2018!
The Alberta Museums Association is thrilled to
announce that this year's Annual Conference Cultivating
Connections: Museums and the Environmentwill take place at the
Coast Canmore Hotel & Conference Centrei n Canmore, AB from
September 20 - 22, 2018.
The AMA is excited to offer this conference
experience in the Rocky Mountains. September is still peak tourism
time, and hotels typically sell out well in advance. In order to
ensure that our delegates have access to the conference hotel, we
are happy to offer a room block at the Coast Canmore Hotel.
Book your room
Registration for Cultivating Connections: Museums and the
Environment will open mid-May 2018. Stay tuned to MAIN-L and museums.ab.ca for more