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 (see the "Buy Now" button below)
  • Cheque:  make payable to the Association of Manitoba Museums
  • EFT:  send to amm(at)mts(dot)net, no password is required
  • Invoice:  If you require an invoice please provide the PO# if needed and the name and email to whom the invoice should be sent.

Collections Management - June 24, 2024

This course is a prerequisite for getting onboard with Musetoba, our collections database (explore its Public Portal).

Are you a car museum with more doilies than you know what to do with? Are you interested in getting a new collections management system but unsure of how to begin? Do you have a collections management policy in place that defines who is responsible for accessioning artifacts and 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? Who documents them?

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.

Who Should Attend:   
All museum staff, volunteers, board members, would benefit from knowing more about best collection practices. For museums wanting to get onto Musetoba, at least TWO people from your museum should have credit in this course.

  • Date: June 24, 2024
  • Location:  online via Google Classrooms
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Instructors: Nancy Anderson, Manitoba Museum and Andrea Reichert, Manitoba Crafts Museum & Library and Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame & Museum

Space is allocated on a first come, first served basis with a limit of 20 participants.

REGISTER - Click here to register (includes a quick link to pay using PayPal)


Specialized Courses

Specialized courses build upon the basic-level courses in our Certificate Program in Museum Practice or to address areas of concern/interest voiced by our members. These courses are either designed by the AMM or are brought in from other organizations.

Musetoba Workshops

These FREE workshops are designed for anyone already using the Musetoba database (explore its Public Portal!), are interested in signing up, or would like to know more about digitization and developing a digitization strategy.

Recognizing that a collections database has a great learning curve, we have developed three different in-person workshops to make the transition to a digital database smoother. Each workshop will be offered in four different areas: Brandon, Dauphin, Gimli, and Winnipeg.

IMPORTANT: Participants will need to bring their own laptop. We also highly recommend having more than one person from your museum attend the workshops.


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.