Call for INFOrm Submissions

Spring 2021 INFOrm 

Just over a year has passed since the Government of Alberta declared a state of emergency in response to COVID-19, and first implemented public health measures that closed the province's museums. With a second mandatory closure in December that remains in place, it is clear that operating under these challenging and shifting circumstances will likely be the reality for a while yet.

For the next issue of INFOrm, the AMA invites reflections on the experience of Alberta's museum community this past year as our sector continues to adapt to the "new normal" of operating during the pandemic.

Some questions to consider might include:

  • How have the events of the last year prompted you to reimagine the work of museums? How has your work changed? What has remained constant?
  • Have there been other major events that have shaken the museum community quite like this?
  • How does a museum's long view of the world help or hinder responsiveness?
  • Where do we go from here?

 

With both day-to-day implications and ongoing impacts on museums, the pandemic presents different challenges than most other natural disasters or emergencies. Share your perspective with Alberta's museum community of the lessons you have learned and the path forward you are charting for your museum and for the sector.

Submissions should range from 300 - 500 words and may include relevant links, photos, videos, or other multimedia. Please note that the AMA reserves the right to edit articles and photos.

The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2021.

If you are interested in submitting an article, or would like more information about INFOrm, please contact communications@museums.ab.ca.

 

INFOrm is the quarterly e-magazine of the Alberta Museums Association. It is a member-driven publication designed to share best practices, foster a sense of collaboration between Alberta museum professionals, and highlight the vital work that museums are doing to create more vibrant, engaged, and connected communities.

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