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Wishing you all the best in 2016

Certificate Program in Museum Practice

Museums and the Community
January 15 & 16, 2016 (Registration deadline: January 8)
Cook's Creek Heritage Museum, Cook's Creek

For more information or to register click here or contact the AMM office

Collections Management

February 19, 2016 (Registration deadline: February 12)
Memorial Hall (12 2nd Ave SW), Carman

For more information or to register click here or contact the AMM office

Specialized Courses

Construction of Mannequins for Historic Costumes
Canadian Conservation Institute course
March 9 & 10, 2016
Minto Armouries (969 St. Matthews Ave.), Winnipeg

Learn how to make your own mannequins from the experts at the Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI). This course is restricted to 18 participants. If you wish to take this course contact the AMM office at your earliest convenience.

For more information click here or visit the CCI website at  To register click here or contact the AMM office
Essential Courses for Not-for-profits

The AMM offers many courses designed to give museum employees, board members and volunteers the tools necessary to run their museums, but there are many other very valuable courses being held by others that you may want to take a look at.

Volunteer Manitoba, for instance, offers many courses that would benefit any not-for-profit organization, including museums.

Some of the courses they're currently offering include:
  • Roles and Responsibilities of the Board - January 13 & April 27
  • Liability Issues for Non Profits - January 20
  • Basics of Non-Profit Bookkeeping - January 27 & April 20
  • Social Media for Non-Profits - February 10
  • Writing Persuasive Proposals - February 17
  • Diversity 101: Building an Inclusive Volunteer Program - February 24
  • Volunteer Management: The 3 Rs - Recruit. Retain. Recognize. - March 16
  • Taking Effective Meeting Minutes - March 23
  • Strategic Planning for Non-Profit Boards - March 30
  • Writing Board Policy Manuals - April 13
  • Running Effective Meetings - May 4
Click here for more information.

If you're looking for the tools to help you run, deal with or understand the various areas of the museum and not-for-profit world you should consider taking advantage of courses like these.

Other organizations that offer courses for not-for-profits are:
CCI is located in Ottawa, but we like to hold their courses whenever we can. If you see a course of theirs that you'd like to take, let us know and we'll see if we can bring it in.

We can also develop courses if there is an expressed need for information in a particular area. If you're looking for information give us a call and we'll see what we can do to help you out.

“How-To” Webinar on Submitting Projects

The Virtual Museum of Canada is currently inviting community museums and heritage organizations to submit proposals as part of its Community Memories Investment Program. Join us for a “How-To” webinar on Google+ Hangout. We’ll explain what we’re looking for in a proposal and answer your questions.
Date: January 20, 2016
Time: 1 p.m. EST
Language: English
Join us on Google+ Hangout or YouTube
Sylvain Raymond
Agent principal des communications
Affaires de la Société
Musée canadien de l’histoire
Senior Communications Officer
Corporate Affairs
Canadian Museum of History
100, rue Laurier Street, Gatineau, QC  K1A 0M8
T 819-776-8181  F 819-776-7187

Traveling Exhibit

The Juno Beach Centre -- Canada’s only education centre and museum on the D-Day landing beaches -- is pleased to offer a new bilingual traveling exhibition entitled From Vimy to Juno.
Developed in participation with the Vimy Foundation, this exhibition examines Canada’s role in the First and Second World Wars, anchored on the Battle of Vimy Ridge in April 1917 and the D-Day landings on Juno Beach in June 1944.

Host venues will have a unique opportunity to present these significant events in connection with their own local stories, timed to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Vimy in 2017 and the 75th anniversary of D-Day in 2019. There are no associated transportation costs or rental fees for the host venues, thanks to generous funding arranged by the Juno Beach Centre through the Department of Canadian Heritage. Communities to host the exhibition are encouraged to contribute local artifacts and documents using a module provided for customization. Each venue will also receive a kit of promotional and educational materials.

Exhibit Components Provided:
  • Flexible layout, requiring approximately 50 m2 (500 sq. ft.)
  • 1 free-standing panel measuring 10’ long by 7’ high (double-sided),
  • 5 free-standing panels measuring 4’ long by 7’ high (double-sided), and
  • 1 community module
  • Bilingual: English and French.
A national tour will begin in March of 2016, and continue through 2017. To secure a booking, or make further inquiries, please contact:

David Benoit, Program Coordinator
1-877-828-5866 (ext. 123)

A nice summer scene to help get us through the coldest month of the year.
Welcome to the
AMM Messenger
January 6, 2016 edition

In this issue

Learning Opportunities
Cultural Stewardship Program (CSP)

News & Events

AMM's 150 for 150 Project

Gallery 1C03 - Ashley Gillanders exhibit opens January 14

Winnipeg Art Gallery - Modern Day Heroes on exhibit until March 6 (behind the scenes video)

If you have some news or an event that you'd like to include in our next Messenger (January 19), please send the information to info@museumsmanitoba

For your information... Important Dates in 2016
  • February 15: Louis Riel Day
  • March 13: Daylight Savings time begins
  • March 17: St. Patrick's Day
  • March 19: 7th Annual Trivia Night!
  • March 25: Good Friday
  • March 27: Easter Sunday
  • April 19: Provincial Election
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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