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2021 Conference Series: March Event Session Recordings Available Now  

Thank you to all of our delegates, presenters, contributors, sponsors, and guests for joining us for the first event in our 2021 Conference Series! Delegates can log in using the button below to access session recordings, tie-in content, and more, from our March Event. 

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Employment Opportunity: Operations Coordinator 

The AMA is excited to offer an employment opportunity for an organized, positive, and detail-oriented individual interested in an administrative position in the heritage and culture sector. Please click the button below to view the job posting.

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Membership Advisory: Government of Alberta Budget 2021

On February 25, 2021, Finance Minister Travis Toews presented the Government of Alberta's Budget 2021-22, Protecting Lives and LivelihoodsPlease click the button below to view the Alberta Museums Association's response.

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Announcing Program Details for 2021 Conference Series

The AMA is excited to announce details of the March and June events in our 50th Anniversary Conference Series! Click the buttons below to learn more. 


                                             March Event Program 

                                             June Event Keynote

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Membership Advisory: AMA Response to Provincial Reopening Plan

On January 29, 2021, the Government of Alberta provided an updated plan for gradually lifting restrictions and reopening the economy. Museums and galleries are included in Phase Three of this plan, which is expected no earlier than the end of March 2021. Until Phase Three has been approved, all museums and galleries must remain closed as per the public health measures that were implemented December 13, 2020. Click the button below for the AMA's Membership Advisory. 


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Registration Now Open for AMA's 50th Anniversary Conference Series

Join us throughout 2021 as we mark the AMA's anniversary with a special four-part virtual Conference Series celebrating excellence in the Alberta museum community over the past 50 years and examining the trends and priorities that are shaping the future of our sector.


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Changes to AMA Grants Program for February 2021

To best meet the current needs of the Alberta museum community, the AMA will offer Institutional Grants for the February 2021 Grant Run instead of Professional Development Grants. Applications are due February 8, 2021. Click the button below for more information about the Grants Program.


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Conference 2020 Session Recordings Available to AMA Members

The AMA has made the session recordings from our 2020 Conference available to all AMA members! The keynote presentation along with all eight sessions from Vital Operations: Museums and Organizational Sustainability  will be available in the Members Only section until March 31, 2021.



Guidance for Alberta Museums during the Pandemic

Under enhanced public health measures announced by the Government of Alberta, all museums, science centres, interpretive centres, and galleries across the province, effective from December 13 until at least January 12, 2021.


The AMA has developed the advisory resource, Guidance for Alberta Museums during the Pandemic, to address museum-specific considerations and requirements to manage closure and, once able to do so, to reopen and operate safely. This guide is part of an ongoing AMA project to provide supports to the museum and heritage sector during this public health crisis. Click the buttons below for more information.  

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                                           COVID-19 Advisory Resources and Toolkits
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Museums Closed Under Enhanced Public Health Measures 

On December 8, 2020, the Government of Alberta announced more stringent mandatory public health measures to protect the health and safety of all Albertans as the province continues to see a surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. Effective at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, December 13, all museums, science centres, interpretive centres, and galleries across the province must close. Click the button below for the AMA's Membership Advisory. 


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Membership Advisory: Make Your Voice Heard

The Government of Alberta is currently surveying Albertans regarding Budget 2021 and spending priorities. The Alberta Museums Association (AMA) is encouraging all members to complete this survey to ensure that the needs of the museum community are considered in the decision-making process. We would also like to encourage you to continue engaging with your MLAs and elected officials in your communities. Please read our Membership Advisory below. 


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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.


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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 last. 

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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 more. 

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Announcing a Fundraising Partnership for AMA Members

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 philanthropic support.

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AMA Achieves Accreditation from Imagine Canada's Standards Program

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.

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Membership Advisory: Further Reductions to Budget 2020

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 Membership Advisory.

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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. 

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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

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  • 2021 Conference Series - June Event


    Join the second event of the AMA's 2021 Conference Series as we explore the big topics facing museums today. Registration rates increase June 7th.

  • Certificate in Museum Studies Program Application


    Participants who would like to complete the full certificate for credit must apply to the Program and complete an introductory webinar.

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