Association of Manitoba Museums


AMM Pest Control Guide

The AMM loans environmental monitoring equipment and pest monitoring kits to its members free of charge through the Cultural Stewardship Program (CSP).

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Conservator Hacks

Jane Dalley, the professional conservator who runs our Cultural Stewardship Program (CSP), writes an article called "Conservator Hacks" for our e-newsletter, the AMM Messenger.

We felt that her articles were great resources that should be on our website, so here they are:


Top Five Facts About Clothes Moths (February 6, 2019)

Archival "quality"? Really? (February 21, 2019)

Flood-casting: Part 1 (March 7, 2019)

Flood-casting: Part 2 Includes a list of FREE, helpful apps (March 21, 2019)

Re-Orging (April 09, 2019)

The Pool Noodles Are Back! (May 29, 2019)

Suppliers List Part 2 (June 20, 2019)


Canadian Conservation Institute

The Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) has a new online toolkit called RE-ORG: A Method to Reorganize Museum Storage. In addition to the English and French versions, Spanish and Portuguese versions have also been published, thanks to their partners in the Ibermuseos Program. 

The four-part, downloadable toolkit was developed in partnership with ICCROM and is designed to guide heritage institutions through the process of transforming their storage areas so that they can improve preventive conservation conditions as well as access to collections within their facilities. The RE-ORG method has been used by the RE-ORG: Canada participating institutions since 2014 and has been applied in over 100 institutions worldwide.
Use this resource to reorganize your storage, to offer advice or to train others. Get started by watching “RE-ORG Fundamentals: Intro to the RE-ORG Method,” a short tutorial video developed by CCI.

An excellent, award winning, resource is now available for FREE online!

Paul C. Thistle, former Curator of The Sam Waller Museum  in The Pas; former docent, cataloguer, and term Assistant Curator of Ethnology at the Former Manitoba Museum of Man & Nature now has made his history of early Cree relations with fur trading companies in The Pas and Cumberland House region freely available online under a Creative Commons license.

This national, provincial, and academic award-winning book Indian-European Trade Relations in the Lower Saskatchewan River Region to 1840 has been out of print.

Indian-European Trade Relations in the Lower Saskatchewan River Region to 1840 by Paul C. Thistle (1986)

Canadian Copyright Law - if you've ever had questions regarding copyright law you could make use of this new book.