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December 19, 2019

Young Canada Works Applications 101:
Building HO and BCH Applications

This half-day workshop will be a quick overview of how to effectively write a Young Canada Works Application for the Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations (Summer Jobs) and Young Canada Works in Building Careers in Heritage programs. You’ll get a quick run-down of both programs and a quick intro on signing up for an account, before getting into the nitty-gritty of how to build a strong application.

Date:       January 10, 2020
Location:    Dalnavert Museum
Instructor:    Genevieve Wong - Program Officer, YCW

There are no fees for this workshop, but participants are asked to register as there are only 30 spots available.
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Collections Management
Certificate Program in Museum Practice

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.
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Date:       Friday, January 31, 2020
Location:    New Iceland Heritage Museum (Gimli)
Instructors:    Nancy Anderson and Andrea Reichert

Collections Management is a prerequisite for the Specialized Course, Deaccessioning. However, if you’ve taken it before you do not have to take it again.

Specialized Course

Are your storage areas full from 30 years of collecting? Do you have too many widgets but you’d really like to find a whimsy? Has the mandate of your museum evolved or been refined over the years? If so, Deaccessioning is the course for you. The course is designed to complement the Collections Management course, which is also a prerequisite.
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Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Location:    New Iceland Heritage Museum (Gimli)
Instructors:    Nancy Anderson and Andrea Reichert

Museums & the Community
Certificate Program in Museum Practice

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.
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Date:       March 20 & 21, 2020
Location:    Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum (Brandon)
Instructors:    Jo Bunka and Loretta Dyck, Winnipegosis Museum

Certificate Program in Museum Practice

More information regarding our Program, including a calendar, course descriptions and fees, is available on our website . New for 2020 is a discounted Student rate.

Holiday Hours

The AMM office will close for the holidays on Friday, December 20 and will re-open on Monday, January 6, 2020 .

Young Canada Works

The Young Canada Works (YCW) Program is now accepting applications for the 2020 - 21 program cycle, funding innovative employment opportunities for students and young graduates. They encourage museums interested in developing young museum professionals to apply.
YCW in Heritage Organizations (summer students) - January 15, 2020
YCW at Building Careers in Heritage (interns) - March 1, 2020

Heritage Funding Increase

More than Triple the Funds Will Be Available For Heritage Conservation: Cox

As part of its 100-Day Action Plan, the Manitoba government has created the Heritage Resources Conservation Grant, which will more than triple funding to support heritage projects, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced today (December 13, 2019). Grant deadline January 15, 2020
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Green Team Grants

Urban and Hometown Green Team grant applications are now available for organizations to hire youth between the ages of 15 and 29 for summer jobs in Manitoba, Municipal Relations Minister Rochelle Squires announced today (December 6, 2019). Grant deadline January 22, 2020
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Province Supporting Veterans

$2-Million Fund Accepting Applications,
VLT Revenue Increased: Pallister

The province has taken a number of steps to ensure the long-term viability of Manitoba legions and applications are now available for the new Military Memorial Conservation grant program, Premier Brian Pallister announced today (November 7, 2019).

“Our veterans have served our country proudly and we owe it to them to show gratitude,” said Pallister. “We will do that by working with legions to ensure the groups that know them best are able to remain viable, as well as helping other groups maintain the many memorials and tributes to veterans all across Manitoba.”
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Building Sustainable Communities

The Manitoba government will be providing more than $6 million in grants to support an additional 203 projects for municipalities, non-profit and community-led organizations across the province, Municipal Relations Minister Rochelle Squires announced today (November 12, 2019).

“Our government is committed to building thriving communities that provide a high quality of life for Manitobans”, said Squires. “The funding announced today has a focus on increasing our community capacity and promoting sustainability for our non-profit organizations.” Grant deadline January 15, 2020
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National Museum Policy Review

The Canadian Museums Association (CMA) was pleased to see certain museum, culture and heritage issues prioritized in the Mandate Letters which Prime Minister Justin Trudeau released earlier today (December 13, 2019).

During the election period, in collaboration with provincial and territorial colleagues, the CMA had insisted that political parties prioritize museums. The group emphasized the need for a review of the policy, a review of funding streams and a simplification of the funding application process, as well as an expansion of the Museums Assistance Program. The Liberal Party promised a review of the Policy, however this commitment was not included in the recent Speech from the Throne.
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Young Canada Works

Information regarding Young Canada Works and a call for volunteers for Peer Review committees.
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Royal Winnipeg Ballet
80th Anniversary

The Royal Winnipeg Ballet is celebrating its 80th season!
To celebrate they have created a costume exhibit showcasing the design and craftsmanship that the Company has been known for throughout its history. To see a description of the exhibits and costume pictures click HERE .

Winnipeg Opera

The Winnipeg Opera is offering discounts for group purchases of tickets to their production of Carman. Book by December 20 before prices go up!
Contact: Kristen Treusch at 204-924-2163 or

Informative Fiddle Fun

Think all Fiddle music is the same? Think again. Erin Okrainec, a 16 year old fiddle player from Winnipeg, does an interactive Fiddle show highlighting 5 prominent fiddle styles found right here in Manitoba. Audience members are treated to not only hearing the difference between the fiddle styles, but her short and interesting introductions to each style will highlight what makes that particular style unique and different from the rest.
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Upcoming AMM events:
  • 11th Annual Trivia Night, March 14, 2020
  • Manitoba Day, May 12, 2020
  • International Museum Day, May 18, 2020
  • Annual Conference, Fall 2020

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