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.
Applications should be submitted at least SIX weeks before the event.

Certificate Program in Museum Practice


Collections Care & Preventive Conservation for Museums ONLINE

The rate and type of deterioration of your artifacts can be lessened if some basic preventive conservation practices are in place. But what do you look for? What steps should you take? This introductory course will provide a basic understanding of general approaches to the handling and storing of museum objects. It will also help participants to identify problem areas in their own museums and how to address these areas.

Preventive Conservation is:
•    Knowing your site, buildings, and collections
•    Causes of deterioration
•    Environmental monitoring and controls
•    Preventive measures
•    Storage, care and handling, display
•    Policies and procedures: why bother?
•    Classification of materials
•    Condition reporting and treatments

This course will become available this fall (2021) via Zoom.
Check back periodically for your opportunity to register or sign up to receive our bi-weekly newsletter, AMM Messenger.

Specialized Courses


GST / HST Workshop
Is your museum a charity? Is it a not-for-profit? Did you know that GST rules for not-for-profits are different than for other organizations? Did you know that  charities and non-profits are different? Do you wonder if you have missed claiming back all eligible GST/HST amounts? Would you like to learn how to avoid the most common GST errors?

If you would like to learn more about these, and other issues, you should attend one of CRA’s GST Outreach online presentations. You will hear directly from CRA’s GST Headquarters representative who has 30+ years experience in GST/HST programs. The presentation will focus on important GST obligations and entitlements. You will learn about rebates, input tax credits and other important GST/HST topics. We will review the most important GST rules and legislation to help you manage your GST and maximize recoveries.

If your museum has charitable status attend the GST Presentation for Charities on October 5, 2021.
If your museum doesn't have charitable status attend the GST Presentation for NPOs on October 12, 2021.

Both webinars will be held via ZOOM and will run from 10:00AM to 11:15AM. The link to the ZOOM meeting will be sent out to participants by September 3. If you do not receive the link by then please contact the AMM office.

GST/HST Registration Form


Photography on a Dime:
Thrifty Tools and Free Software for Heritage Professionals

Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI)


This two-part webinar explores different software and tools that are useful for heritage professionals. Each session will be two hours each in length with a week in between sessions to allow for a short homework period. The first session focuses on free open-source software and their common tools and functions. The second session will address thrifty tools and DIY hacks that are useful in the photography of heritage objects. Participants will receive a questionnaire prior to the first session; information from the questionnaire will allow the instructors to address specific needs of the participants in the webinar sessions.

In this webinar, the CCI photographers will:

  • Share ideas on how to fabricate studio equipment when working with a small budget by hacking common household items.
  • Highlight valuable open-source software and demonstrate their key features for editing cultural heritage images.
  • Discuss inexpensive tools that the CCI photographers use in their studio.

This webinar will also be an opportunity for participants to exchange ideas and ask questions.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Solve photographic problems using affordable and creative solutions.
  • Evaluate the functions and value of various photographic equipment
  • Understand the common digital tools used across different software applications.
  • Expand knowledge of the basic image processing methods and techniques using free open source software

Target audience

Those who are involved or will be involved in photo documentation projects within a heritage institution. Participants are expected to have a fundamental knowledge of camera settings and functions (f stop, ISO, aperture), basic understanding of lighting equipment, and possess practical computer skills; this information will not be reviewed in the webinar.

Language: English

Enrollment limits: Minimum 10, maximum 25

Registration is free for Members. Non-Members will be charged $30 CDN

Registration will be restricted to AMM Members only until September 30, after that registration will be open to anyone. Final registration deadline is November 1, 2021.

Date, Location and Time: November 10 & 17, 2021, via ZOOM from 1 to 3 PM both days

Instructors: Mylène Choquette and Germain Wiseman, Canadian Conservation Institute

Photography on a Dime registation form.

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

Two day course

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.