Spring Symposium 2024
Date: April 26 & 27, 2024
Location: Stanley A. Milner Library, Art
Gallery of Alberta, and Royal Alberta Museum
The Alberta Museums Association (AMA)
is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2024
Spring Symposium, Museums at the Heart!
Join us in Edmonton at the Stanley A.
Milner Library, Art Gallery of Alberta, and Royal Alberta Museum on
Saturday, April 27, 2024, as we explore how
museums can reach beyond their walls and engage ethically with the
spaces and communities they inhabit.
This year's in-person Symposium
- A pre-symposium
Cultural Awareness Workshop presented in partnership with Indigenous Tourism
Alberta (ITA) on Friday, April 26, 2024
- A Cross-Sectoral Networking Event on Friday, April 26,
- A plenary panel presentation featuring leaders from across the
GLAM and community services sectors
- Breakout sessions at all three host venues
- Trade Show
For the Symposium program, click here. More details will be released in
the coming weeks.
See you in April!
About Museums at the Heart
Museums play social, environmental, and ethical roles in their
communities. The impact of museums extends far beyond the confines
of their physical structures, reaching into the very fabric of the
communities and spaces they inhabit. Museums build communities of
practice through cross-sector collaboration to address needs in
their community and become active participants in greater social
change. This work starts by thinking beyond the walls of the
museum. Museums often occupy physical spaces at the heart of
communities, leading to evolving challenges as urban cores and
rural population centres grapple with societal challenges like
homelessness, addiction, disconnection, and unemployment. By
building new connections outside the museum, whether face-to-face
or using new technologies, museums can increase their relevance and
impact in their immediate community and beyond.