Association of Manitoba Museums

Current Course Calendar

Certificate Program in Museum Practice


Organizing & Managing Museums

With Organizing and Managing Museums you’ll develop knowledge and understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a non-profit board based on the foundations of public trust and learn how to manage your museum in the areas of:

a) Decision-making and the need to work towards common goals and objectives
b) Policy writing
c) Risk management
d) Strategic planning
e) Operating environment of non-profit organizations, such as museums, including addressing issues of accountability, continued organizational viability, and maintaining involvement of the local community

This course would benefit all museum staff, volunteers, and board members who are interested in the day-to-day, year-to-year, running of their museum.

Date:  November 22, 2019
Location:  Mennonite Heritage Village (Steinbach)
Time:  9:00 – 5:00.
Instructors:  Andrea Reichert, Manitoba Crafts Museum & Library, and Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame and Museum
Alanna Horejda, Transcona Museum

The course is limited to 20 participants.



The Museum Facility

October 4 & 5, 2019, Christ Church (Selkirk)

If you have a museum you have a facility that needs to be taken care of the same as your collections do. Your museum needs regular maintenance and attention, just like your house, in order for it to continue to do its job housing your collections and welcoming visitors.

The learning objectives for this course include:
•    Knowledge and understanding of the care and maintenance of the museum facility.
•    Knowledge of the research and documentation of the museum structure.
•    Identify the building systems integral to the safe and comfortable operation of the museum structure.
•    Understand the basics of museum development in relation to the museum’s mission and goals.
•    Overview knowledge of the areas of responsibility and activities involved in managing a facility.
•    Critical thinking skills in assessing the museum’s physical accessibility and planning for future change.

Click HERE for more information or to register*

Fees: (see below)

*Please note there is a discount if a museum registers two participants for the same course.
Provide PO#, if required, upon registration.

Registration deadline: September 23, 2019

Specialized Courses

Mount Making - CCI: April 16 & 17, 2019, Parks Canada (145 McDermot Ave.), Winnipeg

A properly displayed object shows off its attributes, while not putting it at risk of damage.

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

  • understand and explain why mounts are important and how best they can be designed and tailored to fully protect and support objects
  • choose appropriate materials, tools and techniques for making support mounts
  • make safe and accurate measurements of museum objects using appropriate tools
  • recognize, design and produce safe, efficient mounts

Each participant is expected to produce one to three mounts during the workshop, depending on experience and on the complexity of their project(s). The workshop ends with a round-table review of the mounts created during the workshop.

Fees: (see below)

Registration Deadline: March 29, 2019 - This course is now full and additional registrations will be put on a wait list.

Click HERE to register or email the AMM office at programs(at)museumsmanitoba(dot)com.




Training Calender

November 2018 to September 2021

Please contact the AMM office in case changes have been made.

Professional Development Grants:

The Canadian Museums Association offers grants to AMM members attending courses. Applications should be submitted to the CMA four weeks in advance of the course. Information and Application forms are available on the CMA website.

The Winnipeg Foundation also offers grants for Professional Development.

Course Fees

Please note that course registration fees are subject to change.

Member rates:
One day course
   $125 for the first registration
  * $110 for second participant from the same institution

Two day course
   $180 for the first registration
  * $150 for second participant 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.

If you require a PO# please provide it with your registration.