Learning Opportunities

The AMA provides a variety of learning opportunities, including our Certificate in Museum Studies (CMS) program, a virtual webinar series, and other professional development opportunities.

To register for an open learning opportunity, please visit the Events page

For more information about the AMA's Learning Programs, please contact learning@museums.ab.ca

Please note that these schedules are subject to change at the discretion of the AMA.

Upcoming CMS Courses             

Exhibits (CMS 24 - 08)
July 19 - 20, 2024   
Fort Heritage Precinct
Fort Saskatchewan, AB
Instructor: Jennifer Bawden

This course provides an overview of the role and importance of exhibits in museums and introduces the concepts involved in planning, fabricating, and evaluating exhibits. Topics include the basic elements of exhibit planning and design, exhibit policy, development, production, and evaluation.

Registration is now open.


Museum Management (CMS 23 - 02) 
Instructors: TBD

Participants will examine a range of activities needed to manage any museum, including planning, financial management, human resources, facilities management, public relations, marketing, risk management, and information management.



To support greater Indigenous representation among museum professionals, the AMA is waiving the registration fee for online CMS courses for self-identified First Nations, Métis, and Inuit members of the AMA. Indigenous participants must have an active membership with the AMA prior to registering for the online CMS course. Indigenous participants must email learning@museums.ab.ca to secure their spot.





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