Association of Manitoba Museums

Current Course Calendar


Specialized Courses


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.

Date: May 17, 2018
Location: Dalnavert Museum (61 Carlton Street, Winnipeg)

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

Date: June 23 & 24, 2018
Mennonite Heritage Village, Steinbach
Instructor: Jane Dalley

Registration Deadline: June 14, 2018

Click HERE to register.