Association of Manitoba Museums

Current Course Calendar

Professional Development Grants/Bursaries:
The Canadian Museums Association (CMA) and
The Winnipeg Foundation offer grants/bursaries for Professional Development.
Visit their websites, or contact the organization, for submission guidelines and deadlines.


Certificate Program in Museum Practice

Check back periodically for your opportunity to register for an upcoming course or sign up to receive our bi-weekly newsletter, AMM Messenger to keep up-to-date on courses and events.


Registration fees may be paid by:

PayPal:  you do not need an account
Cheque:  make payable to the Association of Manitoba Museums
EFT:  send to amm(at)mts(dot)net, no password is required

Invoice:  If you require an invoice please provide the PO# if needed and the name and email to whom the invoice should be sent.


Research: Policy, Plans... Action!

Research: Policies, plans…action! is an introductory course that gives participants the tools to not only conduct research projects, but to also develop research policies and plans for their institutions. The course introduces how research can be used to enhance collections, develop exhibits, and build community relationships by providing insight on appropriate sources and resources for conducting research. The course also guides participants in developing (or revising) a defined research policy and outlines how to design a research plan.

Participants will learn to
•    Identify research sources and their advantages/disadvantages
•    Develop a research plan, focusing your research
•    Develop a research policy, identify elements required

The course will be delivered in four live online sessions via Zoom.

Session 1: February 8, 2023
Session 2: February 15, 2023
Session 3: February 22, 2023
Session 4: March 1, 2023

Instructor: Vanessa Warne
    
FEES

  • Members: $120 for the first registration, additional registrations from the same institution will be reduced by 15%. (Participants must be registered together for the discount to be applied; individual registrations will be invoiced for the full fee.)
  • Students: please contact the AMM office
  • Non-members: $160

Space is allocated on a first come, first served basis with a limit of 20 participants.

REGISTER by February 1, 2023


Collections Management Online

Are you a car museum with more doilies than you know what to do with? Are you interested in getting a new collections management system but unsure of how to begin? Do you have a collections management policy in place that defines who is responsible for accessioning artifacts and which outlines what is, and is not, an acceptable artifact? Do you have procedures in place that spell out the process each new item must go through before being added to the collection? How they’re documented?

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. This course is a prerequisite for anyone who wants to get onto Musetoba, our collections management database.

Who Should Attend:  All museum staff, volunteers, board members, and museums wanting to get onto Musetoba would benefit by taking this very informative course.

Fee:  Members: $120 for the first registration, additional registrations from the same institution will be reduced by 15%.
(Participants must be registered together for the discount to be applied; individual registrations will be invoiced in full.)
Student Members: please contact the AMM office
Non-members: $160

The course consists of four sessions of 60 - 90 minutes and will likely be held in the evening after people have returned home form work and eaten supper.

Registration is limited to 20 participants. Date TBD

 


Specialized Courses

Specialized courses build upon the basic-level courses in our Certificate Program in Museum Practice or to address areas of concern/interest voiced by our members. These courses are either designed by the AMM or are brought in from other organizations.


Digital Preservation
(CCI/CHIN) - Online via Zoom

May 10, 17, & 24, 2023

This webinar series is offered in three two-hour sessions over three days and outlines best practices for preserving digital information. Topics covered include appropriate selection criteria for physical carriers as well as 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.

Upon completion of this series, participants will be able to

  • identify digital assets in their institution and assess the risk and impacts of losing access to these assets;
  • develop a digital preservation policy, a plan and procedures;
  • understand the factors relevant to the choice of physical carriers; and
  • install and use hardware and software for the purpose of preserving digital assets in smaller heritage institutions.

 

This course is being presented by the Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) and the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN).

Additional details and registration forms will be posted as plans are finalized.


Professional Development Grants/Bursaries:
The Canadian Museums Association (CMA) and The Winnipeg Foundation offer grants/bursaries for Professional Development. Applications should be submitted at least SIX weeks before the event.


Course Fees

Please contact the AMM office or view the registration form for the course you wish to take.

Registration and Withdrawal Deadlines:
Withdrawals before the course's registration deadline will be subject to a $30 administration fee.
There are no refunds for cancellations after the registration deadline.
No-shows will be invoiced for the full fee.

 

Please note that course registration fees are subject to change.

Courses are limited to 20 participants unless otherwise stated.

If you require a PO# please provide it with your registration along with the name and email address of the person to whom it should be sent.

The Association of Manitoba Museums acknowledges that we are on Treaty 1 territory and the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of Anishinaabe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.