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 EIGHT weeks before the event.


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 and there is a link at the bottom of this page
Cheque:   make payable to the Association of Manitoba Museums
EFT:         send to amm(at)mts(dot)net, no password is required


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

The course's 6 sessions will begin at 7 PM on Zoom on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, and will run every Wednesday until the final session on April 6, 2022

Fees: $120 for Members, $150 for Non-members (subject to change)
Fees should be submitted with REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED


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


REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
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.