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

Exhibit Design Online

Having your museum’s artifacts properly accessioned and taken care of is good, but they’re there for a reason beyond preservation. They’re there because they have a story to tell. They are there to communicate, interest and educate your visitors. But now how should you display them? What style, size, colour font should be used? What about traffic flow? If you’ve been asking these questions you should participate in Exhibit Design.

What do you think? Good font choice? Bad font choice?

Participants will explore the essential elements of an exhibitions policy, and the relevant standards on which the policy should be based, as well as lighting, labels, and directing visitor traffic.

All museum staff, volunteers, and board members would benefit by learning the essential skills taught in this workshop.

Session Delivery:  The full course will be delivered via six online sessions of 60 to 90 minutes each.
Session Dates and Time:  October 5, 12, 19, 26 and November 2 & 9. Starting at 7 PM
Instructors:  David McInnes, Typha Communications, and Enya Barbeau, Sam Waller Museum (The Pas)
Online platform:  Zoom

Registration Deadline:  September 26, 2022 - CLOSED!

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

Registration is limited to 20 participants.

Please fill out the Registration form and send it to the AMM office.

Specialized Courses

Canadian Conservation Institute: Introduction to the Care of Textiles

This series is an introduction to the care of costumes and textiles often found in Canadian collections. Fundamental information about fibres, structures and manufacturing processes that affect the long-term stability of textiles is provided. Inherent and environmental agents of deterioration and typical signs of damage are described. A wide range of preventive conservation topics specifically related to textiles is explored. Basic conservation interventions are presented, and issues in ethical decision making are addressed.

Upon completion of this series, participants will be able to:

  • carry out safe handling and documentation procedures for textiles;
  • prepare textiles, costumes and accessories for storage and display;
  • recognize agents of deterioration and understand how they degrade textiles; and
  • implement preventive conservation procedures for textiles.

Dates: April 5, 6 & 7, 2022
Time: 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM (approx.)
Language: English
Fee: $30.00

Final registration deadline is March 21, 2022
Registration is limited to 25 participants.

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.