Association of Manitoba Museums

Current Course Calendar

 


Certificate Program in Museum Practice

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.

 

All upcoming courses will be postponed until further notice.

 

Collections Management

Do you find yourself asking “Why do we have that collection of plastic Elvis figurines when we’re a heritage house?” Do you have a collections management policy in place that defines who is responsible for accessioning artifacts? That 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. Having your artifacts properly catalogued and accounted for reduces time spent looking for things and reduces the amount of handling delicate artifacts and possible exposure to harmful chemicals.

Instructors:  Andrea Reichert (Manitoba Crafts Museum & Library, and Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame & Museum) and Nancy Anderson (Manitoba Museum)
Date:  Friday, January 31, 2020 (Specialized Course, Deaccessioning, will be held at the same location on February 1, Collections Management is a prerequisite)
Location:  New Iceland Heritage Museum (Gimli)
Time:  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

There is a new STUDENT RATE for courses! Call the AMM office to see if you qualify.

REGISTER

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Museums & the Community

It has been an age-old and ongoing challenge for museums to evolve and compete for the attention of visitors and residents alike. More than ever before, museums must find a way to be relevant in a society focused on technology and entertainment. Museums must actively seek out and work with a broad network of community partners in order to appeal to new audiences and to ensure the long-term sustainability of the collections and stories they preserve. This course will help you define your museum’s role in the community and give you ideas for finding new partnerships that can make your museum an invaluable community service provider.

Topics will include:
 
•    History and Philosophy of Museums
•    Responding to a Changing Society
•    Understanding Community
•    Role of Museums for the Future
•    Partnerships between Museums and Community
 
All museum staff, volunteers, and board members involved with a museum would benefit from taking this course.

Date:  TBA
Location:  TBA
Time:  9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days
Instructors:  Jo Bunka and Loretta Dyck, Winnipegosis Museum

This course is limited to 20 participants.

There is a new STUDENT RATE for courses! Call the AMM office to see if you qualify.

REGISTER!

Or...


  Specialized Courses

 

Deaccessioning

Are your storage areas full from 30 years of collecting? Do you have too many widgets but you'd really like to find a whimsy? Has the mandate of your museum evolved or been refined over the years? If so, Deaccessioning is the course for you. The course is designed to complement the Collections Management course.

Course Content:

  • preventive deaccessioning
  • policy development
  • assessment of artifacts
  • procedures for handling individual artifacts and larger projects
  • discussion of ethics

NOTE: Collections Management is a prerequisite for this course, however, you do not have to take it again if you have taken it already.

Instructors:  Andrea Reichert (Manitoba Crafts Museum & Library, and Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame & Museum) and Nancy Anderson (Manitoba Museum)
Date:  Saturday, February 1, 2020 (Certificate Course, Collections Management, will be held at the same location on Friday, January 31, 2020)
Location:  New Iceland Heritage Museum (Gimli)
Time:  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

There is a new STUDENT RATE for courses! Call the AMM office to see if you qualify.

REGISTER


Delivering on Your Tour

Delivering on Your Tour was created to help museum staff, volunteers and summer students improve their tour guiding skills.

The course will cover tour design and delivery. While this is not an advanced course, it does assume participants have some experience delivering tours. Participants will be expected to share their experience with the group.

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

Date:  TBA
Location:  TBA
Instructor:  Sherry Dangerfield, S.Dangerfield Interpretive Planning

There is a new STUDENT RATE for courses! Call the AMM office to see if you qualify.

REGISTER

 


 

Training Calender

Due to COVID-19 all courses have been postponed until this crisis is over. Notices will be posted and sent out to members when courses are re-scheduled.

 


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

 

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.

 

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.

Student rates (please call the AMM office to see if you qualify):
One day course: $75

Two day course: $100

Non-member rates:
One day course
   $165

Two day course
   $220

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.