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
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.