Alberta Bits and Pieces Program

On April 3, the Government of Alberta announced the launch of the Alberta Bits and Pieces Program, an initiative to shift production from normal operations to critical healthcare supplies, and offer a way for Alberta organizations to donate existing and unused supplies to support our province's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In today's response to the global pandemic, museums around the world are donating conservation supplies that can be used in healthcare settings, such as N95 masks used when working with dangerous chemicals or nitrile gloves used in collections handling. Other museums and cultural organizations are coordinating efforts to create products, such as cloth masks or plastic face shields.

The Alberta Museums Association (AMA) is encouraging museums to review their supplies and, if possible, to submit offers of products or services to the Alberta Bits and Pieces Program. If there is a need for your product or service, you will be contacted by a representative of the Government of Alberta.

You can submit your offers to the Alberta Bits and Pieces Program through the form available here.

If you are not able to offer supplies or products through the Alberta Bits and Pieces Program, but are considering donations within your community, please consult with your local health officials or community service providers about potential donations, what is needed, and how to safely provide these items before going to a hospital or distribution centre.

The AMA thanks all those who can contribute to this province-wide effort and encourages everyone to follow the latest public health guidelines through the Government of Alberta.

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