Association of Manitoba Museums

Current Course Calendar

Please note that course registration fees will change as of April 1, 2018.

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

Two day course
   $180 for the first registration
  * $150 for additional participants 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.

Non-member rates:
One day course
   $165

Two day course
   $220

Courses are limited to 20 participants unless otherwise stated.


Certificate Program in Museum Practice

 

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.

When:  October 27 & 28, 2017
Where:  Winnipeg Police Museum (245 Smith Street)
Time:  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day
Instructors:  Jo Bunka, Winnipegosis Museum and Matthew Komus, Independant Consultant
Register:  click HERE
Map:  click HERE

Registration deadline is October 19, 2017

 


Collections Management

Museums have collections. The collections are made up of artifacts. The artifacts need to be researched, catalogued and preserved. They also need to be relevant to the museum's mandate or mission; no museum dedicated to 19th century pottery needs a flintlock rifle.

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.
 
When:  November 17, 2017
Where:  Mennonite Heritage Village (Steinbach)
Time:  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Instructors:  Nancy Anderson, Manitoba Museum, and Andrea Reichert, Manitoba Crafts Museum & Library, and Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame & Museum
Register: click HERE
Map: click HERE

Registration deadline is November 9, 2017

 

 

 


Specialized Courses

 

Collections Management - 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, although this is not a prerequisite.

Course Content:
 
·    preventive deaccessioning
·    policy development
·    assessment of artifacts
·    procedures for handling individual artifacts and larger projects
·    discussion of ethics

When:  November 18, 2017
Where:  Mennonite Heritage Village (Steinbach)
Time:  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Instructor(s):  Nancy Anderson, Manitoba Museum, and Andrea Reichert, Manitoba Crafts Museum & Library, and Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame and Museum
Register: click HERE
Map:  click HERE

Registration deadline is November 9, 2017

 

 

 


Modern Information Carriers and Digital Preservation

CCI Course

This workshop discusses preservation of physical carriers and best practices for preserving digital information. Topics covered include the structure, composition and format of various types of modern information recording media. Deterioration, longevity and appropriate storage and handling recommendations are discussed. Also covered are tools for taking stock of existing digital assets and for developing digital preservation policies, plans and procedures. Software and hardware solutions for digital preservation in small to medium-sized heritage institutions are also recommended.

Curators, collections managers, conservators, archivists and others responsible for the preservation of modern information carriers and digital assets.

Date:  January 16 & 17, 2018
Where:  Manitoba Crafts Museum & Library (329 Cumberland Ave., Winnipeg)
Time:  9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days
CCI Instructors:  Joe Iraci, Ern Bieman
Register: click HERE
Map: click HERE
CCI website: click HERE

Registration deadline is January 8, 2018