A number of years ago, the Provincial Archives of Manitoba, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, and the Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature (now called The Manitoba Museum), with funding from the province of Manitoba, formed the Manitoba Heritage Conservation Service (MHCS). MHCS provided conservation treatments, some training, and advice to other heritage institutions in the province.
Funding changed, needs changed, the focus changed from conservation treatment to preventive conservation, and the name changed to the Preventive Conservation Service (PCS). The PCS was offered by The Manitoba Museum along with their Museums Advisory and Training Service.
As of March 31, 2004, these services were no longer offered by The Manitoba Museum. The AMM felt that these services were needed by the museums in Manitoba. The Province agreed and accepted the AMM's proposal for the creation of the Cultural Stewardship Program (CSP).
The Association of Manitoba Museums has offered the Cultural Stewardship Program to the museums in Manitoba since 2004.
Site visits, artifact condition assessments, mini-presentations, information sessions, environmental monitoring equipment loans, pest kit loans, and selected hands-on training are all available to AMM members for a fee as part of the AMM's Cultural Stewardship Program.
If you’d like to know more, call the AMM office at 204-947-1782 or Email the CSP Conservator