Association of Manitoba Museums

Benefits of Membership

Programs, Services and Member Benefits

Learning Opportunities

 

The AMM offers excellent professional development opportunities for staff (paid and volunteer) and boards of museums. Including:

  • Certificate Program in Museum Practice (Eight, one or two-day courses, taught in a workshop format, designed for museum board, staff or volunteers who are new to the museum world or those who wish to obtain a better understanding of museums.) The courses are:
  •         Organizing and Managing Museums 
  •         Museums and the Community 
  •         Collections Management 
  •         Collections Care and Preventive Conservation 
  •         Exhibit Design
  •         Museums and Education
  •         The Museum Facility
  •         Research: Policies, plans...action!
  • Specialized Courses
  • Pre-Conference Workshop
  • Annual Conference

Cultural Stewardship Program

The Cultural Stewardship Program (CSP) helps museums and other heritage institutions look after their artifacts. From storage and packing, to facilities and buildings, CSP helps members with their conservation issues. Past participants have used the information from the CSP to improve storage, upgrade facilities, and even leverage money from other sources to address their conservation needs. CSP services available to AMM members, for a nominal fee, include:

  • Site visits
  • Advisory services on preventive conservation and emergency preparedness
  • Loan of Environmental Monitoring Equipment and Pest Monitoring Kits

Website and Social Media

  • Members get a free webpage where they can post pictures, events and update their information
  • Sharing events and news items sent to us via Facebook and Twitter to increase public awareness and interest

Publications

  • AMM Messenger e-newsletter sent every two weeks
  • Special Publications
  •         AMM Standards for Manitoba Museums (Now available free online)
  •         Other People’s Heritage
  •         IDEAS – Museum Success Stories
  •         Privacy Documentation for Museums and Archives
  •         Log Preparation for Building Repairs: A Practical Workshop
  •         ABCs of Collections Care (electronic and in French)
  •         The End of Our Memories (DVD, limited availability)

Discounts

  • Reduced rates for the Annual Conference, workshops and courses.
  • AMM publications
  • AMM members are entitled to a discount of 5% - 12% at Carr McLean.
  • Free admission to participating museums

Resource Library

  • Members have free access to the AMM’s resource library.

 

Membership registration form.