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Inside Out: Reconsidering Museum Culture

Join delegates from across Alberta in-person, in Edmonton, on September 17, 2022, and online on September 23, 2022, for Inside Out: Reconsidering Museum Culture. Conference 2022 aims to explore how the sector is reconsidering the nature of museum work. The curated program will examine issues around trust and authority, activism, and social responsibility to create a framework in which museums can see themselves as leaders and advocates for social change.

About the Speakers

The Alberta Museums Association (AMA) is excited to announce that Armando Perla, Chief Curator, Toronto History Museums, City of Toronto, will deliver the 2022 Annual Conference, in-person keynote presentation, "The Human Cost of Decolonization".

We are also thrilled to announce that Janeen Bryant, Lead Facilitator at Facilitate Movement, will deliver the 2022 Annual Conference virtual plenary presentation, "Trust and Change: Building REAL Community Partnerships".

A. PerlaArmando Perla

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Armando Perla is the Chief Curator for the Toronto History Museums. He also collaborates with museums, cultural institutions, and communities on issues of human rights and social inclusion in Canada and abroad. He is a board member of both the International Council of Museums' (ICOM) International Committee on Ethical Dilemmas (IC-Ethics) and the Canadian Museums Association. Perla was an Assistant Professor of Decolonization and Race in Museums with the Master of Museum Studies program, Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto.

He was also part of the founding team of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and Project Leader at the Swedish Museum of Migration and Democracy. Perla also worked as an International Advisor on Museums, Human Rights, and Social Inclusion for the City of Medellin, Colombia. He has held appointments as adjunct professor both at the faculty of law at the University of Manitoba and in the Global College at the University of Winnipeg. He holds a Bachelor of Laws from l'Université Laval in Canada and a Master of Laws in International Human Rights Law from Lund University and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in Sweden. Prior to working in the museum sector, Perla held several roles in human rights organizations in North America, Latin America, and Europe.


Our in-person keynote presentation is proudly sponsored by Global Philanthropic Canada.

Global Philanthropic


J. BryantJaneen Bryant

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An advocate and catalyst for building organizational capacity, Janeen Bryant is an inter-sectional educator, facilitator, and community engagement consultant. Bryant previously led education and dialogic programs as the Vice President of Education for Levine Museum of the New South and community coaching as the Southern Regional Director for Leadership for Educational Equity. She is also the founder of Facilitate Movement, a consultancy that builds non-profit organizational capacity, and co-founder of CREED, the Center for Racial Equity in Education. Selected as a 2019 Aspen Ideas Festival Scholar and 2021 Black Voices for Black Justice Award recipient, Janeen considers herself an architect building a more just and equitable world.


Our virtual plenary presentation is proudly sponsored by Digital Museums Canada.

Digital Museums Canada




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