AMA Announces 2020 Awards Recipients
The AMA is pleased to announce the 2020 Awards Recipients. This
year, recipients were named for the Lieutenant Governor's Award,
the Robert R. Janes Award for Social Responsibility, and the
Leadership Awards for Engagement and Education. Click the button
below to read more.
COVID-19 Health & Safety Toolkits Available to Order
Health & Safety Toolkits are now available to order through
the AMA Bookstore. The toolkits include a variety of physical
and digital resources to support organizations to reopen and
operate safely during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Ordering will remain open while supplies
With funding support from Travel Alberta, these
toolkits are part of an ongoing AMA project to provide
resources and supports to the museum and heritage sector during
this public health crisis. Click the button below to learn
Announcing a Fundraising Partnership for AMA
The Alberta Museums Association (AMA) is excited to announce
that we have partnered with Global Philanthropic Inc., Canada's
largest full-service national fund development consultancy, to help
AMA members build your capacity to raise more money through
AMA Conference 2020: Keynote Speaker Announced!
The AMA is excited to announce that Andy Lowe, CEO of Te Manawa
Museum of Art, Science and Heritage, Aotearoa (New Zealand), will
deliver the keynote presentation for Conference 2020, Vital Operations:
Museums and Organizational Sustainability. Check out our
Conference Program below to learn more about Andy, the keynote
presentation, and the full day of breakout sessions included in our
AMA Annual Report and AGM Package Available
The AMA's 2020 Annual Report and Annual General Meeting
(AGM) package is now available digitally. The 2020 Annual Report
highlights the important accomplishments of the AMA and the
membership over the last year. This year's digital package can
be found under "AGM" in the Document
Library. Please note that a
printed package will not be mailed this year.
Membership Advisory: Grants Program Changes for
2020 - 2021
In response to reductions to our funding allocation, the
AMA will be making changes to several of its programs and services
going forward, including the Grants Program for the 2020 - 2021
fiscal year. Click the button below for the AMA's Membership
Advisory regarding changes that have been made for the 2020 -
2021 granting year.
AMA Conference 2020 Registration Now
Registration for our 2020 Conference, Vital Operations:
Museums and Organizational Sustainability, is now open!
Conference 2020 will be held as a virtual event on Thursday,
September 17, and will feature a keynote presentation, a full
day of breakout sessions, and a virtual trade show. Click the
buttons below for more information and to
AMA Achieves Accreditation from Imagine Canada's
The Alberta Museums Association is pleased to announce that it
has been accredited under Imagine Canada's Standards Program,
a Canada-wide set of shared standards for charities and
non-profits designed to help organizations strengthen their
operations in five fundamental areas. With this achievement,
we join a distinguished community of 248
non-profit organizations in Canada dedicated to operational
excellence. Click the button to read our media release.
Membership Advisory: Guidance for Reopening Museums
On April 30, 2020, the Government of Alberta released
Opening Soon: Alberta's Relaunch Strategy.
Museums and art galleries were included in Stage One of the relaunch, eligible to reopen and
resume operations as early as May 14.
Given the rapid timeline and the unique circumstances
faced by museums and heritage organizations, the Alberta Museums
Association has created the advisory document below,
Guidance for Reopening Museums, to help
clarify museum-specific considerations and requirements to reopen
Guidance for Reopening
Membership Advisory: Emergency Support Fund for Cultural,
Heritage and Sport Organizations
On May 8, 2020, the Minister of Canadian Heritage, the
Honourable Steven Guilbeault, shared further details regarding the
Government of Canada's Emergency Support Fund for Cultural,
Heritage and Sport Organizations, temporary relief measures to
support these sectors as they manage the challenges and impacts of
the COVID-19 pandemic and plan for the future. Please click the
button below to view the AMA's Membership Advisory.
Membership Advisory: Further Reductions to Budget
On April 29, 2020, the Alberta Museums Association (AMA)
was notified that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the
precipitous drop in oil prices, there would be further reductions
to the budget announced by Finance Minister Travis Toews on
February 27, 2020. Please click the button below to view the AMA's
FAQ and Resources Guide for the COVID-19 Pandemic
Please click the button below for the Alberta Museums
Association's Advisory resources relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The AMA will be updating this section as new information and
resources become available.
Membership Advisory: Managing Your Museum's Pandemic
The AMA has compiled resources to help Alberta museums
respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see the information below
on managing your museum's pandemic response.
View Part 1: Activating Your
View Part 2: Workers and
Membership Advisories: COVID-19
Please click the links below to view the AMA's Membership
Advisories from March 2020 relating to the COVID-19 (novel
coronavirus) pandemic and how it will impact museum operations and
March 13: AMA Announcement on COVID-19
March 17: Closure
of Alberta Museums
Membership Advisory: Government of Alberta Budget 2020
On February 27, 2020, Finance Minister Travis Toews presented
the Government of Alberta's Budget 2020-21, A Plan for Jobs and
the Economy. Please click below to view the Alberta Museums
Taking Action Against Climate Change
The Alberta Museums Association (AMA) in partnership with the
Coalition of Museums for Climate Justice and Shadow Light
Productions, is excited to announce the launch a new video series -
Taking Action Against Climate Change.
See the videos