Association of Manitoba Museums

Current Course Calendar

 

Special Opportunity!

YCW Grant Workshop

This half-day workshop will be a quick overview of how to effectively write a Young Canada Works Application for the Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations (Summer Jobs) and Young Canada Works in Building Careers in Heritage programs.

You’ll get a quick run-down of both programs and a quick intro on signing up for an account, before getting into the nitty-gritty of how to build a strong application.

Genevieve Wong, an experienced YCW Program Officer, with a good knowledge of both summer student and graduate internship applications, will be conducting the workshop.

Museums will be limited to 2 registrations as we expect the workshop to fill up quickly. Additional registrations will be put on a waiting list.

Date: January 10, 2020
Location: Dalnavert Museum (61 Carlton Street, Winnipeg)

REGISTER

 


Certificate Program in Museum Practice

Professional Development Grants/Bursaries:
The Canadian Museums Association (CMA) and The Winnipeg Foundation offer grants/bursaries for Professional Development. Applications should be submitted at least SIX weeks before the event.

 

Collections Management

Do you find yourself asking “Why do we have that collection of plastic Elvis figurines when we’re a heritage house?” Do you have a collections management policy in place that defines who is responsible for accessioning artifacts? That outlines what is, and is not, an acceptable artifact? Do you have procedures in place that spell out the process each new item must go through before being added to the collection? How they’re documented?

Collections Management is an introductory course that gives participants the tools to properly manage a heritage collection. The course also outlines the legal and professional responsibilities with regards to records management for a museum collection. Having your artifacts properly catalogued and accounted for reduces time spent looking for things and reduces the amount of handling delicate artifacts and possible exposure to harmful chemicals.

Instructors:  Andrea Reichert (Manitoba Crafts Museum & Library, and Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame & Museum) and Nancy Anderson (Manitoba Museum)
Date:  Friday, January 31, 2020 (Specialized Course, Deaccessioning, will be held at the same location on February 1, Collections Management is a prerequisite)
Location:  New Iceland Heritage Museum (Gimli)
Time:  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

There is a new STUDENT RATE for courses! Call the AMM office to see if you qualify.

REGISTER

Or...


 

Museums & the Community

It has been an age-old and ongoing challenge for museums to evolve and compete for the attention of visitors and residents alike. More than ever before, museums must find a way to be relevant in a society focused on technology and entertainment. Museums must actively seek out and work with a broad network of community partners in order to appeal to new audiences and to ensure the long-term sustainability of the collections and stories they preserve. This course will help you define your museum’s role in the community and give you ideas for finding new partnerships that can make your museum an invaluable community service provider.

Topics will include:
 
•    History and Philosophy of Museums
•    Responding to a Changing Society
•    Understanding Community
•    Role of Museums for the Future
•    Partnerships between Museums and Community
 
All museum staff, volunteers, and board members involved with a museum would benefit from taking this course.

Date: March 20 & 21 2020 (note date change)
Location: Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum (Brandon)
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days
Instructor:    Jo Bunka and Loretta Dyck, Winnipegosis Museum

This course is limited to 20 participants.

There is a new STUDENT RATE for courses! Call the AMM office to see if you qualify.

REGISTER!

Or...


  Specialized Courses

 

Deaccessioning

Are your storage areas full from 30 years of collecting? Do you have too many widgets but you'd really like to find a whimsy? Has the mandate of your museum evolved or been refined over the years? If so, Deaccessioning is the course for you. The course is designed to complement the Collections Management course.

Course Content:

  • preventive deaccessioning
  • policy development
  • assessment of artifacts
  • procedures for handling individual artifacts and larger projects
  • discussion of ethics

NOTE: Collections Management is a prerequisite for this course, however, you do not have to take it again if you have taken it already.

Instructors:  Andrea Reichert (Manitoba Crafts Museum & Library, and Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame & Museum) and Nancy Anderson (Manitoba Museum)
Date:  Saturday, February 1, 2020 (Certificate Course, Collections Management, will be held at the same location on Friday, January 31, 2020)
Location:  New Iceland Heritage Museum (Gimli)
Time:  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

There is a new STUDENT RATE for courses! Call the AMM office to see if you qualify.

REGISTER

Or...


 

Training Calender

To September 2021

Please contact the AMM office in case changes have been made.


Professional Development Grants/Bursaries:
The Canadian Museums Association (CMA) and The Winnipeg Foundation offer grants/bursaries for Professional Development. Applications should be submitted at least SIX weeks before the event.


Course Fees

 

Registration and Withdrawl Deadlines:
Withdrawals before the course's registration deadline will be subject to a $30 administration fee.
There are no refunds for cancellations after the registration deadline.
No-shows will be invoiced for the full fee.

 

Member rates:
One day course
   $125 for the first registration
  * $110 for second participant from the same institution

Two day course
   $180 for the first registration
  * $150 for second participant from the same institution

* It is up to the institution to register participants together so the discount may be applied. Individual registrations will be invoiced for the full fee.

Student rates (please call the AMM office to see if you qualify):
One day course: $75

Two day course: $100

Non-member rates:
One day course
   $165

Two day course
   $220

Please note that course registration fees are subject to change.

Courses are limited to 20 participants unless otherwise stated.

If you require a PO# please provide it with your registration along with the name and email address of the person to whom it should be sent.