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


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

In this webinar, Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) photographers will:
•    share ideas on how to fabricate studio equipment from common household items when working with a small budget
•    highlight valuable open-source software programs and demonstrate their key features for editing cultural heritage images
•    discuss the inexpensive tools that they use in the CCI studio

There will also be an opportunity for participants to exchange ideas.

Each session will be 2 hours in length and will be offered one week apart to give participants time to do their homework. Only 25 people will be able to take part so register early. Registration will be restricted to AMM Members only until September 30, after that registration will be open to anyone. Final registration deadline is October 12, 2021.

Date, Location and Time:  November 3 & 10, 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
   $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.

*subject to change

Certificate Program in Museum Practice

These seven basic-level courses are designed to help museum staff, volunteers, and board members with the day-to-day running of their museums and to be the best stewards of Manitoba’s heritage that they can be. Some courses are one day, others are two.

Course Descriptions.

 

Collections Care and Preventive Conservation

November 2016, Eastern Region

Click here to register

 

Exhibit Design

February 2017, Western Region

 

Museums & Education

May 2017, Interlake region

 

The Museum Facility

June 2017, Western Region


 Specialized Courses

 Specialized courses have been developed, or brought in, by the AMM to address specific, demonstrated needs of our museum members.

 

Display Cases

October 18 & 19, 2016

New Iceland Heritage Museum, Gimli

Display cases, if well designed, can be used to control the environmental conditions for valuable and vulnerable collections, and can help reduce the risks of damage (e.g. from light, climate, theft and vandalism) when objects are on display. For designers, they provide the opportunity to highlight particular objects and to tell a story. 

Visit the CCI website for the course description.

Click here to register.

Download Offline Application

Start Date: 2015-11-25
End Date: 2016-03-29

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.