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Organizing and Managing Museums

Running a museum is so much more than cataloging artifacts or dusting shelves. There's a lot of decisions to be made, goals and objectives to identify and achieve, policy writing, and so much more.

Organizing and Managing Museums will give you the tools necessary to develop the knowledge and understanding of how to manage your museum in these areas.

Instructors: Andrea Reichert, Manitoba Crafts Museum & Library and Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame, and Jaret Olford, Green Action Centre and Manitoba Children's Museum (formerly).
Date: November 30, 2015 - Registration deadline is Monday, November 23
Location: Carberry Plains Service for Seniors (132 Main St.), Carberry
Time: 9:30 – 5:00

To Register or contact the AMM office

Museums and the Community

It has been an age-old and ongoing challenge for museums to evolve and compete for the attention of visitors and residents alike. More than ever before, museums must find a way to be relevant in a society focused on technology and entertainment. Museums must actively seek out and work with a broad network of community partners in order to appeal to new audiences and to ensure the long-term sustainability of the collections and stories they preserve. This course will help you define your museum’s role in the community and give you ideas for finding new partnerships that can make your museum an invaluable community service provider.

Instructors: Jo Bunka, Winnipegosis Historical Museum and Matthew Komus, Independent Consultant
Date: January 15 & 16, 2016 - Registration deadline is January 7, 2016
Location: Cook's Creek Heritage Museum (Hwy 212, 3 miles East of Bird's Hill Park at Sapton Road), Cook's Creek
Time: 9:00 - 5:00 each day

To Register or contact the AMM office

Collections Management

Do you find yourself asking “Why do we have that collection of plastic Elvis figurines when we’re a heritage house?” Do you have a collections management policy in place that details just what items your museum staff and volunteers should and shouldn’t accept? Do you have procedures in place that spell out the process each new item must go through before being added to the collection?
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. Having your artifacts properly catalogued and accounted for reduces time spent looking for things and reduces the amount of handling delicate artifacts and possible exposure to harmful chemicals. By the end of the course participants will have a proper collections management policy and an understanding of the ethics involved in deaccessioning.
Instructors: Nancy Anderson, The Manitoba Museum, and Andrea Reichert, The Manitoba Crafts Museum & Library, and the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame
Date: February 19, 2016
Location: Memorial Hall (12 2nd Ave SW), Carman
Time: 9:00 to 5:00

Register or contact the AMM office

Construction of Mannequins for Historic Costumes

Specialized Course with CCI
Having proper mannequins is a great way to display your costumes in a way that is attractive and can be tailored to fit the time period while not damaging the fabric. However, purchasing mannequins is expensive, but now you can learn how to make them.
Participants will be shown four different types of mannequins including choices of finishing touches (arms, legs, bases, etc.). Please note that participants will be working in pairs on one mannequin torso.
For more information on the course visit Canadian Conservation Institute’s (CCI) website at
Instructors: Janet Wagner and Renée Dancause, both from CCI
Date: March 9 & 10, 2016 - Registration deadline is February 13, 2016 and is limited to 18 people!
Location: Minto Armory (969 St. Matthews), Winnipeg
Time: 9:00 - 5:00

To Register or contact the AMM office

Holiday Breakfast

Come join us as we kick back and relax before the hectic Winter Holidays!

Breakfasting in the luxurious Hotel Fort Garry with friends, colleagues and co-workers is a wonderful way to start the season.

Drop by for delicious cuisine and delightful conversation between 8:30 and 10:00 A.M.

Breakfast 2014
Contact the AMM office to let us know you're coming!


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