Association of Manitoba Museums

Current Course Calendar

Specialized Courses

Audience Development with Museum Hack


The first workshop filled up so quickly that we asked Museum Hack if we could add a second one. They said, "sure", so if we get enough registrations we'll be offering the workshop on April 17 as well as on April 18, 2018. Everyone currently on the wait list will automatically be pencilled in for the second workshop.

Museum Hack’s Audience Engagement Mini-Workshops will help spark innovative and creative thinking about how to attract and engage audiences of all ages. Based on their week-long training program, these mini-workshops offer a framework by which institutions can begin to incorporate techniques to bring in new audiences and re-engage with existing ones.

Participants will learn and practice techniques for high-level audience engagement, “hack-style” tours, and playful activities in museum spaces. They’ll approach their museum from a narrative perspective and dig for the non-traditional, and truly human, elements of spaces and objects in order to tell fascinating, passion-based stories and create stronger connections between your audiences and institution.

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Date:             April 17, 2018 (newly added!) and April 18, 2018
Location:      Dalnavert Museum (61 Carlton Street, Winnipeg)
Fees:            Members $125
                      Non-members $200

There are only 30 seats available, so if you want to participate register NOW!

Registration fees


Delivering on Your Tour

Course Description

This course will help participants improve their tour guiding skills.

Target Audiences:
•    Museum tour guides, docents, interpreters, education specialists
•    Experienced guides, summer students, and museum volunteers
•    Guides with at least some tour guiding experience, which will be drawn on during the course

Learning Objectives:
Participants will
•    Review their experiences as tour participants to explore what makes a good tour and good tour guide
•    Learn about key elements in a tour’s structure and how they might incorporate them into their tours
•    Learn about tour delivery techniques and tricks of the trade
•    Have an opportunity to practice elements of a tour in small groups and receive group feedback

Course Description:
Delivering on Your Tour is a one day course for tour guides/docents/interpreters. The course will cover tour design and delivery. While this is not an advanced course, it does assume you have some experience delivering tours. You will be expected to share your experience with the group. The course will be delivered in Spring 2018 as a primer for the start of the busy summer tourism season.

The course will be facilitated by Sherry Dangerfield, who has over 25 years experience in the field. She developed and taught the Red River College Tourism Program “Interpretation and Tour Guiding” course for 10 years. She has provided a number of trainings for different museums around the province as well as teaching other courses for the AMM.

To register click HERE

Certificate Program in Museum Practice

Please note that course registration fees are subject to change.

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

Two day course

Courses are limited to 20 participants unless otherwise stated.


Collections Care & Preventive Conservation

The rate and type of deterioration of your artifacts can be lessened if some basic preventive conservation practices are in place. But what do you look for? What steps should you take? This introductory course will provide a basic understanding of general approaches to the handling and storing of museum objects. It will also help participants to identify problem areas in their own museums and how to address these areas.

Preventive Conservation is:
•    Knowing your site, buildings, and collections
•    Causes of deterioration
•    Environmental monitoring and controls
•    Preventive measures
•    Storage, care and handling, display
•    Policies and procedures: why bother?
•    Classification of materials
•    Condition reporting and treatments

Registration Deadline: June 7, 2018

Click HERE to register.