Association of Manitoba Museums

Current Course Calendar

Please note that course registrations were increased as of August 2016.

Member rates:
One day course
   $125 for the first registration
   $110 for each additional registration from the same institution for the same course

Two day course
   $180 for the first registration
   $150 for each additional registration from the same institution for the same course

Non-member rates:
One day course
   $165

Two day course
   $220
  


Certificate Program in Museum Practice

 

Research: Policies, plans...action!

March 9, 2017

Dalnavert Museum, Winnipeg

Registration deadline is March 1, 2017

Any good exhibit deserves to be properly researched in order to be factual, interesting and insightful. But where to go? What sources provide accurate information? Which sources are less reliable? Take this course and learn how to:

  • Identify research sources
  • Develop research policies and plans
  • Conduct research
  • Build community relationships

Instructor:  Amelia Fay, Manitoba Museum

Member Fees:  $125 for the first registration, $110 for additional registrations from the same institution.
Non-members:  $165 per registration

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Museums & Education

April 8, 2017

Brant-Argyle School, Argyle

Registration Deadline: March 31, 2017

This course has been developed to help museum staff, volunteers or board members to develop knowledge of the role of museums as learning institutions. Elements of a museum education policy and the role of evaluation in museum education programs will be discussed.

Participants will develop understanding of how to use objects in learning, how museum education serves the public trust, the relationship with the public in program planning, and the inter-relationship between educational approaches and visitors characteristics, needs, and expectations. They will also develop skills in planning and developing a curriculum-based school program and planning and developing a public education program.

Instructor:  Nancy Anderson, Manitoba Museum   

Member Fees:  $125 for the first registration, $110 for additional registrations from the same institution.
Non-members:  $165 per registration


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Organizing & Managing Museums

May 11, 2017 (Date change!)

Registration deadline: May 4, 2017

Canada Games Sport for Life Centre (145 Pacific Ave, in the theatre), Winnipeg

With Organizing and Managing Museums you’ll develop knowledge and understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a non-profit board based on the foundations of public trust and learn how to manage your museum in the areas of:

  • Decision-making and the need to work towards common goals and objectives
  • Policy writing
  • Risk management
  • Strategic planning
  • Operating environment of non-profit organizations, such as museums, including addressing issues of accountability, continued organizational viability, and maintaining involvement of the local community


Instructor:  Andrea Reichert, Manitoba Crafts Museum & Library and Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame and Museum
    
Member Fees:  $125 for the first registration, $110 for additional registrations from the same institution.
Non-members:  $165 per registration


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The Museum Facility

June 2017

Western Region

If you have a museum you have a facility that needs to be taken care of the same as your collections do. Your museum needs regular maintenance and attention, just like your house, in order for it to continue to do its job housing your collections and welcoming visitors.

The learning objectives for this course include:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the care and maintenance of the museum facility.
  • Knowledge of the research and documentation of the museum structure.
  • Identify the building systems integral to the safe and comfortable operation of the museum structure.
  • Understand the basics of museum development in relation to the museum’s mission and goals.
  • Overview knowledge of the areas of responsibility and activities involved in managing a facility.
  • Critical thinking skills in assessing the museum’s physical accessibility and planning for future change.

Instructors:  Heather Beerling, Conservator and Jaret Olford, Green Action Centre (formerly Facility Manager at Children's Museum)

Member fees:  $180 for the first registration, $150 for additional registrations from the same institution.
Non-Members:  $165 for each registration

Registrations will be open soon.


Specialized Courses

 

Exhibit Techniques - Essentials in Label Writing (formerly Sex, Lies and Label Writing)

January 21, 2017

Mennonite Heritage Village, Steinach

Registration deadline is January 13, 2017

Member Fees: $125 for the first registration, $110 for the second registration from the same institution.
Non-members: $165 per registration


Please note that the Certificate course, Exhibit Design, is being held the day before this Specialized course and in the same location. You need to take, or have taken, Exhibit Design before you can take this Specialized course.