2018 Learning Opportunities
CERTIFICATE IN MUSEUM STUDIES COURSES
Governance (CMS 18 - 03)
April 27 - 28, 2018
Tipple Park Museum, Evansburg
Instructors: Jennifer Forsyth & Rosalie Lammle
As legally constituted organizations, museums must define their
governing authorities and public trust responsibilities. This
course introduces the basic requirements for operating a museum. It
includes an explanation of the governing documents required to
establish and run a museum. It also outlines the accountability and
responsibilities, especially fiduciary responsibilities, of a
museum's governing authority.
Collections Management (CMS 18 - 04)
May 25 - 26, 2018
High Prairie & District Museum, High Prairie
Instructors: Tim McShane & Breanna Suk
Collections are at the heart of a museum. In this course,
participants will learn about the policies, practices, and skills
needed to manage museum collections. This course moves from broad
concerns related to public trust, cultural diversity, access, and
planning to issues in the areas of acquisitions, records
management, and loans.
Preventive Conservation (CMS 18 - 06)
July 13 - 14, 2018
Galt Museum and Archives, Lethbridge
Instructors: Carmen Li & Claire Neily
The measures taken to care for and preserve museum collections
are of vital importance. This course provides an introduction to
preventive conservation (the actions taken to delay the
deterioration of objects or to protect them from potential damage).
Topics covered will include storage, managing the museum
environment, basic treatment conservation, and pest
*This event is now full. Please contact the AMA to be placed
on a waiting list.
Exhibits (CMS 18 - 08)
November 2-3, 2018
Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery, Red Deer
Instructors: Barbara Hilden & Kevin Zak
The exhibits course provides an overview of the role and
importance of exhibits in museums. It 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 will open July 4, 2018
Please note this schedule is subject to change at the discretion
of the AMA.
OTHER LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
Canadian Conservation Institute: Care of
June 20 - 21, 2018
Nickle Galleries, University of Calgary
This workshop is an introduction to the care of costumes and
textiles commonly found in Canadian collections. Fundamental
information about fibres, structures, and manufacturing processes
that affect the long-term stability of textiles is provided. Both
internal and external agents of deterioration and typical signs of
damage are described. A wide range of preventive conservation
topics specifically related to textiles is explored. Basic
conservation interventions are presented and demonstrated, and
issues in ethical decision-making are addressed.
CERTIFICATE IN MUSEUM STUDIES PROGRAM APPLICATION
The CMS Program is open to any individual. There are no
pre-requisites for the program, and membership with the AMA is not
Participants who would like to complete the full certificate for
credit must apply to the Program and complete an introductory
webinar, which will be available in March 2018.
The Program application fee includes a copy of the Standard
Practices Handbook for Museums, 3rd Ed., which is the required
textbook for the Program.