Professional Development

The AMA's Professional Development offerings inspire and support the membership's commitment to excellence in museum practice.
The AMA offers:

  • Certificate in Museum Studies courses;
  • Other skills-based learning opportunities (e.g., Pre-Conference, Learning Labs, and Grant Workshops);
  • Annual Conference; and
  • Workshops and online learning opportunities in collaboration with other organizations.  

Through its Professional Development opportunities, the AMA is committed to supporting museum professionals at all stages of career development through:

  • ongoing research
  • planning
  • development
  • collaboration
  • communication


Professional Development Grant

The AMA offers a Professional Development Grant, which provides funding to eligible Individual and Institutional members as they undertake professional development opportunities. For more information about the Professional Development Grant, please contact the Grants Program Lead at



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