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Certificate Program in Museum Practice

Collections Management

DO NOT TAKE THIS COURSE UNLESS you have a collection, like to keep an inventory of your artifacts, or you would like to develop a policy stating that you will no longer be accepting bubble gum wrappers at your heritage house museum.

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 the Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) will show you how you CAN afford to have conservation quality mannequins that fit your costumes perfectly.

Where - Minto Armouries (969 St. Matthews Ave.), Winnipeg
When - March 9 & 10
Who - Janet Wagner and Renée Dancause from CCI

Registration is limited to 18 people. Participants will be paired to work on one mannequin, so bring a friend.

For more information click here or visit the CCI website at  To register click here or contact the AMM office
7th Annual Trivia Night!

Join us for this hilariously fun and competitive-friendly fundraiser! This event has been growing every year and this year will be its biggest yet!

The questions are challenging and cover a broad range of topics. During breaks participants get to explore the exhibits. Please be aware that lasagna noodle fights are not unheard of.

When - March 19
Where - Manitoba Children's Museum

Tickets are $20 each and are available through the AMM office. Tickets sold out quickly last year, so get yours ASAP!

Please note that there is a limit of 8 people per team. Smaller groups could be put together to fill tables.

Trivia Night attracts a BIG crowd    
 Noodle fight!                            Rainbow auction winner!

Manitoba Day!

May 12 is Manitoba Day so it's time to plan how you're going to celebrate our province's birthday.

You could become involved with Heritage Fairs and engage with school children. Hold a birthday party and invite people to come enjoy family friendly activities. You could also collaborate with your local theatre group, church, library, bakery, dog catcher and do something together.

When you have your event planned let the AMM know about it. We'll promote it on our website, Facebook page, we'll Tweet it, and post it on our office window. We'll also enter you into a draw for a FREE full conference registration.

Plan, invite, collaborate and celebrate our province's 146th birthday!

Remember to visit and "like" our Manitoba Day Facebook page.
Manitoba Culture Strategy Advisory Committee

From Minister Ron Lemieux:

Last month, I had the pleasure of announcing the development of a Cultural Strategy and Policy Framework for the Province of Manitoba.

This followed the November 2015 Throne Speech commitment to "modernize and increase our investments in arts and culture, and expand Manitoba's talent pool of creative innovators." I am happy to announce the creation of an Advisory Committee that will provide feedback, guidance and advice to the Culture Strategy Project Team at key points during the consultation and strategy development process.

Committee members were selected to represent a broad range of expertise across all the major cultural domains and to provide a variety of perspectives on the role of culture in Manitoba. The Advisory Committee will act as a reference group for the Project Team and help guide the process.

The development of a new Culture Strategy based on high quality information and meaningful community consultation will ensure that our priorities are clear, that government resources are focused accordingly, and that government support effectively maximizes the economic and social benefits of a thriving cultural sector.

If you have any questions about the Advisory Committee, please contact Sam Baardman at 204-945-4579 or by email at We look forward to this exciting initiative.

To learn more about this initiative visit

Be Loud! Be Proud!

There's a new video inviting Manitobans to be loud and proud about their province.

Click here to view or watch it on youtube at

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.

Here's a sample:
Click here to see more images.

We 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

Old Dress Makers form
The Royal Winnipeg Rifles Museum has a old dress makers form that is no longer needed. As you can see, there is surface rust. 

If you are interested in this form please contact:
The Royal Winnipeg Rifles
Minto Armoury
969 St. Matthews Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba  R3G 0J7
Battalion Orderly Room, 204-786-4300 local 3350

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Welcome to the
AMM Messenger
January 20, 2016 edition

In this issue

Links to other Training Opportunities
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 14 - Valentines Day
February 15 - Louis Riel Day
March 13 - Daylight savings begins
March 17 - St. Patricks Day
March 19 - AMM 7th Annual Trivia Night
March 25 - Good Friday
March 27 - Easter Sunday
April 19 - Provincial Election Day!
May 8 - Mother's Day
May 12 - Manitoba Day
May 18 - International Museum Day
May 23 - Victoria Day
Awards Program

Job Opportunities

Available Grants
  • January 31 and June 1 - Deadline for Heritage Grants Program
  • February 15 - Deadline for Community Places Program
  • June 1 - Deadline for Community Museums Grants
AMM Library

AMM Council

AMM Staff

Become a Member


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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