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About the Certificate Program in Museum Practice (CPMP)

The purpose of the Certificate Program in Museum Practice is to provide entry-level training in the core subject areas of museum practice based on professional museum standards as established by the Association of Manitoba Museums. The program introduces museum workers (board members, volunteers and/or staff) to the basic skills, knowledge, understandings and standards involved in operating a successful public museum.

Courses are one or two days in length, and are offered in different locations around the province each year. Participants who attend courses...more

Training Opportunities

Museums and the Community
January 9 & 10, 2016
Cook's Creek Heritage Museum, Cook's Creek
 (Hwy 212, north of Hwy 213)
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days

Instructors: Jo Bunka, Winnipegosis Historical Museum, and Matthew Komus, Independent Consultant
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.
Topics will include:
  • History and Philosophy of Museums
  • Responding to a Changing Society
  • Understanding Community
  • Role of Museums for the Future
  • Partnerships between Museums and Community
To Register click here or visit our website at or contact the AMM office

Collections Management

February 19, 2016
Memorial Hall, Carman
(12 2nd Ave SW)
9:00 to 5:00
Instructors: Nancy Anderson, The Manitoba Museum, and Andrea Reichert, The Manitoba Crafts Museum & Library, and the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame

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.

To Register click here or visit our website at or contact the AMM office
Construction of Mannequins for Historic Costumes - CCI course

March 9 & 10, 2016
Minto Armouries, Winnipeg
(969 St. Matthews Ave.)
9 to 5 both days

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

To Register click here or visit our website at 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. Please R.S.V.P. so we can let the hotel know


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Welcome to the
AMM Messenger
December 1, 2015 Edition

In this issue

Additional Training Opportunities
Cultural Stewardship Program (CSP)
News & Events
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Important Dates
  • December 21, 2015 to January 4, 2016: AMM office closed for the holidays
  • January 1, 2016: New Years Day
  • February 15, 2016: Louis Riel Day
  • March 13, 2016: Daylight Savings Time begins
  • March 17, 2016: St. Patrick's Day
  • March 19, 2016: Trivia Night
  • March 25, 2016: Good Friday
  • March 27, 2016: Easter Sunday

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