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


Museums & Society (CMS 23 - 01) 

February 26 - March 24, 2024
Instructor: Mary Pinkowski

Museums are integral to society. Museums reflect the cultures they represent, and serve as foundations for collective memory, continuity, and development. Participants will explore how museums can examine and enhance their relationship with the communities they serve and create sustainable, accountable, and responsive museums. Topics will include community engagement, social responsibility, and sustainability within the museum context.

This self-paced, module-based, combined asynchronous and synchronous course will run on the AMA's virtual learning platform from February 26 to March 24, 2024. The course includes four required live, virtual meetings.

The required virtual meetings will take place on February 29, March 7, 14, and 21, from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Registration will open January 22, 2024.

Please note that as of January 2024, Museums and Society is no longer a capstone course. Participants are no longer required to receive credit in all seven other courses before receiving credit in Museums and Society.


Museum Management (CMS 23 - 02) 
August 2024
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.

Registration will open June 2024.


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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