Event Program

September Program


11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Annual General Meeting

The AMA's 2021 AGM will be held as a virtual meeting ahead of our September Event. If you registered using the AMA's online form, you will receive further details by email about participating. Learn more here.


12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Keynote Session


Being a Good Relation:
The Role of Cultural Heritage Institutions in Reconciliation

Dr. Kisha Supernant, Director, Institute of Prairie and Indigenous Archaeology, and Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Alberta

Moderator: Jodi Simkin, President, BC Museums Association


1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Historical Truths about Indian Residential Schools in Canada:
What Can Archives Tell Us?

This session includes an interactive discussion and has limited attendance. Pre-registration is required.

Dr. Crystal Gail Fraser, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Classics, and Religion and the Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta



Small but Mighty:
Strategies for Remaining Relevant as a Small-Town Museum

Kayla GoodwinExecutive Director, Canadian Energy Museum


2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Métis Table Talks

This session includes an interactive discussion and has limited attendance. Pre-registration is required.

Sharon Morin, Program Manager, Les Femmes Otipemsiwak / Women of the Métis Nation



Downtown Stories: A Digital Approach to Community Engagement

Candace Lundrigan, Cultural Programmer, Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre


3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Integrating Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion:
A Case Study

Nicholas R. Bell, President and CEO, Glenbow Museum 

Irfhan Rawji, Chair, Glenbow Board of Governors 

Su Ying Strang, Governor, Glenbow Board of Governors



Exploring Digital Collections:
Creating the University of Alberta Museums Search Site

Emily Beliveau, Collections Management Advisor, Humanities, University of Alberta Museums

Jill Horbay, Communications and Marketing Manager, University of Alberta Museums

Katherine Mallalieu, Collections Management Advisor, Natural Sciences, University of Alberta Museums


4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Picture This:
Then-and-Now Community Photography

On This Spot    

Connect past and present with an exploration of then-and-now photography at our social event sponsored by On This Spot. Following this interactive presentation,  join fellow delegates for some informal networking to close out the day. Click here for event details.


Thank You to Our 2021 Conference Program Committee

Brittany Cherweniuk, Indigenous Experience Development Coordinator, Fort Edmonton Management Company

Harpreet Dhanjal, Community Engagement Specialist, University of Calgary

Jill Horbay, Communications and Marketing Manager, University of Alberta Museums

Stephanie Huolt, Programs Coordinator, Fort Heritage Precinct

Michael Rikley-Lancaster, Curator, Mississippi Valley Textile Museum

Linden Roberts, Executive Director, Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum



Thanks to our
2021 Conference
Series Sponsor 


On This Spot



Event Date:
September 16 

50th Anniversary Conference Series

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