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7th Annual Trivia Night!

Tickets are selling fast for this annual fundraising event!

Get a group of friends together, or join some friends you've not met yet, and come play with us at the Manitoba Children's Museum on March 19.

The atmosphere is fun, the competition friendly and the winner gets to hold the coveted Smartie Cup.
The coveted cup                          A fun place to play!

Check out the Trivia Night Facebook page to get an idea of just what goes on.

If you'd like to have a lot of fun, and help support the AMM's Training Program, get your tickets ASAP! They WILL sell out.

When - March 19, 2016
Where - Manitoba Children's Museum, 45 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg
Time - 7:00 Doors open
Tickets - $20 each, to buy click here
Teams - 8 people ONLY to a team

Collections Management

Wikipedia's definition of collections management:
Collections management involves the development, storage, and preservation of collections and cultural heritage. The primary goal of collections management is to meet the needs of the individual collector or collecting institution's mission statement, while also ensuring the long-term safety and sustainability of the cultural objects within the collector's care. Collections management, which consists primarily of the administrative responsibilities associated with collection development, is closely related to collections care, which is the physical preservation of cultural heritage. The professions most influenced by collections management include collection managers, registrars, and archivists.

This definition leaves out the numerous volunteers involved in the profession, but it hits the highlights. Our Collections Management course also covers writing a collections management policy and discusses the ethics of accessioning and deaccessioning.

Anyone, be it staff, volunteer or board member, would benefit by taking this course.

Where - Memorial Hall (12 2nd Ave SW), Carman
When - February 19 from 9 - 5
Who - Andrea Reichert and Nancy Anderson, Instructors

To register or contact the AMM office.

Construction of Mannequins for Historic Costumes

This Specialized Course from CCI is now FULL.

Thank you to everyone who's registered.
The Cultural Stewardship Program Now Has Studio Fridays!

Do you have pest traps to drop off for the Cultural Stewardship Program?  Are you coming to Winnipeg and would like to ask advice in person?  Do you have a problem artifact that you would like examined?  Do you want to borrow a datalogger or a hygrothermograph? Do you just want a good cup of coffee?
Visit Jane Dalley, conservator for the Cultural Stewardship Program, at her studio in the Exchange on Fridays between 10 am and 4 pm.  Jane can be found at #104-318 McDermot Avenue.  There is metered parking on both Adelaide and McDermot.

Manitoba Day - May 12

There may still be snow on the ground, but spring will soon be here and so will Manitoba Day!

We'd like to encourage museums, galleries, gardens, science centres, interpretive centres, and everyone else involved in heritage and culture to open their doors and invite people in to celebrate our province's birthday.

Special events are always a great way to get feet in the door, but it's also an opportunity to get involved with your community and them with you. Consider holding a birthday party complete with heritage games for people to play or crafts to try their hand at. How about getting together with a local school to plan a special tour or to go to a school with some chosen items of interest? Then there's always getting involved with Heritage Fairs - another great way to get the youth in your community involved and interested in your institution!

Let us know what you're planning on doing for Manitoba Day and we'll enter you into a draw for a FREE FULL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION!
Online Course with UBC

The international University of British Columbia (UBC) Centre for Cultural Planning and Development has a new session of online professional development workshops being offered in Winter 2016. Taught by international experts and senior practitioners, these workshops can be taken individually for professional development, or applied to the UBC Certificate in Cultural Planning – an international professional learning program delivered 100% online.
Online Workshop: Historic Preservation and the Cities of Tomorrow
Three scheduled online sessions. Thu Mar 3, 10 & 17 from 10am-12noon Pacific Time
Instructor: Stephanie Meeks, President of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Washington, DC.
Registration closes Feb 18
About the UBC Centre for Cultural Planning and Development
A legacy of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, the UBC Centre for Cultural Planning and Development is an international centre dedicated to the creation and strengthening of a global community of professionals advancing cultural development as a vital component of successful communities and sustainable growth. Our series of online professional development courses and workshops are taught by international leaders in their field and designed to meet the needs of professionals working in all levels of government, arts and cultural organizations, heritage practitioners, and creative industries.  Other online professional development opportunities on offer include:  
For more information about the program and other professional development opportunities offered, visit  
Kerri Arthurs PhD (candidate)
Program Leader | Continuing Studies | Centre for Cultural Planning and Development
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus
410 – 5950 University Boulevard | Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z3
Phone 604 822 1459

The Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library is moving and expanding!
In 2013 a firm decision was made by our Board of Directors and staff to move MCML to a new and larger space.  Our commitment to growth and development since 2003 has resulted in a situation where our current physical space is now too small.  There is great potential for MCML to be a centre for craft in Manitoba, with our museum and library collections at the heart of our activities.  We expect to move the organization to a new location during early 2016.
To make the expansion feasible financially, the Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library (MCML) and the Manitoba Craft Council (MCC) are joining forces to develop the new facility as a “Hub for Craft” in Manitoba (a permanent name for the facility will be chosen in early 2016).  Located in an historic building in Winnipeg’s Exchange District, the 3,025 square foot facility will feature the best contemporary and historical craft this province has to offer.
This new facility dedicated to Craft will include:
  • a 660 sq foot temporary exhibition gallery that will host a minimum of six exhibitions annually
  • a 175 sq foot heritage gallery that will be a permanent location for exhibits that draw exclusively from the MCML collection and showcase stories from Manitoba’s rich craft heritage.
  • a programming space for workshops, classes, and lectures encouraging public participation
  • a hands-on area where visitors can regularly try new craft techniques, gaining tactile experiences with craft, and where they can take something home that they have made.
  • a high density storage facility for the MCML’s craft collection and archival holdings
  • a library/reading room inviting public engagement with 3,500+ books, patterns and journals
  • a retail shop featuring Manitoban Craft, ideal for visitors to the province and a local audience
  • functional spaces including administrative offices, general storage, kitchen facilities and accessible washrooms

Anyone looking to support this exciting initiative may do so on-line at:
We are also accepting donations by cheque to the Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library, 1B-193 Kennedy St, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 1S6.

Give & Take (Classifieds)

An Invitation to other Museums to acquire artifacts
Last summer The Fort Garry Historical Society, through its Museum Committee, began to offer artifacts from its collection at St. Norbert Provincial Heritage Park to interested institutions.
The Society now wishes to invite other museums to visit the buildings at the Park next spring
to choose items that could enhance their collections. 
The selection includes: bedroom furniture and toilet sets, tables and chairs, crockery, farm implements and tools, sewing machines, trunks, coal oil lamps, harness pieces, hides, textiles and more.


For more images click here.

The Society will not have access to the site until late April, weather permitting, or early May.
For more information and to make an appointment, please email

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Welcome to the
AMM Messenger
February 4, 2016 edition

In this issue
Cultural Stewardship Program (CSP)

News & Events
If you have some news or an event that you'd like to include in our next Messenger, please send the information to info@museumsmanitoba

For your information... Important Dates
  • February 8 - Chinese New Year
  • February 10 - Ash Wednesday
  • February 14 - Valentine's Day
  • February 15 - Louis Riel Day
  • March 13 - Daylight savings time begins
  • March 17 - St. Patrick's Day
  • March 25 - Good Friday
  • March 27 - Easter Sunday
  • April 19 - Provincial Election Day!
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Available Grants

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AMM Council

AMM Staff

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Got Pamphlets?
There is a display stand for pamphlets outside our office that is constantly hungry and looking to be fed. If you have up-to-date pamphlets for your museum please send some our way. We have a lot of traffic going by as people make their way to the Concert Hall, The Manitoba Museum, Manitoba Opera and City Hall.

The Association of Manitoba Museums will strive to become the primary museum related service organization in Manitoba providing innovative training, advocacy, resources and responsive leadership to a diverse and growing membership. It will promote Manitoba museums in the wider community from a secure financial base.
The Association of Manitoba Museums, as the voice of our museum community, is dedicated to promoting excellence in preserving and presenting Manitoba’s heritage.


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