Call for INFOrm Submissions
Fall 2019 INFOrm - Call for
The Fall 2019 issue of INFOrm will explore the
experiences, challenges, and successes of museums at all stages of
organizational life in their ongoing journey to sustainability.
Understanding the museum's activities, practice, and
capabilities based on their stage of organizational life empowers
them to build their capacity, plan for long-term growth, and thrive
as leading contributors to the social, cultural, and educational
fabric of Alberta. However, movement through the stages of
organizational life is often nonlinear, and the path to
sustainability can be marked by setbacks, frustrations, and
failures as much as by successes.
The AMA invites submissions that address the unique challenges
faced by museums of all sizes, at all stages of organizational
life: Start-Up, Adolescent, Mature, Plateau, Renewal, and Closure
(please see the AMA's Sustainability
Working Group Recommendations Report for definitions).
Examples of topics may include (but are not limited to):
- Challenges and opportunities relating to opening, managing,
renewing, or closing an institution;
- Stories of successes and failures experienced at different
stages of organizational life;
- Effectively assessing the life stage an institution is
currently operating in;
- Managing transitions between life stages; and / or
- Modelling best practices related to all facets of
sustainability: financial, health and well-being, environmental,
social, and cultural.
We welcome submissions that share what your institution has
experienced and highlight the vital work being done by museums at
all stages of organizational life to support the ability of the
museum sector to be innovative, creative, and truly
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 article submissions is Friday, October
To submit an article, or for more information about
INFOrm, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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