Call for INFOrm Submissions

Winter 2020 INFOrm - Call for Submissions

How does your institution ensure your collections are sustainable? How are you leveraging your collections practices to ensure the sustainability of your museum?

For the Winter 2020 issue of INFOrm, the AMA invites submissions that address innovative projects, practices, and strategies for maintaining and developing collections that ensure an institution's long-term growth and sustainability.

Topics may address one or more facets of sustainability; please see the AMA's Sustainability Working Group Recommendations Report for definitions. Examples of topics may include (but are not limited to):

  • Cultural - e.g., addressing cultural considerations that affect collections practices
  • Health and Well-being - e.g., strategies for maintaining a healthy collection and a healthy collections management team
  • Environmental - e.g., navigating physical constraints that affect collections storage, conservation, etc.
  • Financial - e.g., resources for caring for collections within limited financial means
  • Social - e.g., building community interest and engagement with your institution through your collections


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.

Share your story of sustainable collecting with the museum community: the deadline for article submissions is Friday, January 31, 2020.

To submit an article, or for more information about INFOrm, please contact


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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