A number of years ago, the Provincial Archives of Manitoba, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, and The Manitoba Museum (formerly The Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature), with funding from the province of Manitoba, formed the Manitoba Heritage Conservation Service (MHCS). MHCS provided conservation treatments, some training, and advice to other heritage institutions in the province.
Funding changed, needs changed, the focus changed from conservation treatment to preventive conservation, and the name changed to the Preventive Conservation Service (PCS). The PCS was offered by The Manitoba Museum along with their Museums Advisory and Training Service.
As of March 31, 2004 these services were no longer offered by The Manitoba Museum. The Association of Manitoba Museums (AMM) felt that these services were needed by the museums in Manitoba. The Province agreed and accepted the AMM's proposal for the creation of the Cultural Stewardship Program (CSP).
The AMM has offered the Cultural Stewardship Program to the museums in Manitoba since 2004.
Site visits, artifact condition assessments, mini-presentations, information sessions, environmental monitoring equipment loans, pest kit loans, and selected hands-on training are all available to AMM members for a nominal fee as part of the AMM's Cultural Stewardship Program (CSP).
All CSP fees will be waived for Members until further notice
to help reduce the impact of COVID-19 on museums.
You can contact the CSP Conservator via email (conservator (at) museumsmanitoba (dot) com) or call the AMM office at 204-947-1782.