February 5, 2020
Editor's Note

As you've no doubt noticed the look of the AMM Messenger has changed. We recently had to change our email provider and we are still working out the kinks.

Your comments and suggestions regarding the layout, colours, legibility, etc., would be greatly appreciated.
Share Your 150
Manitoba is celebrating 150 years in confederation in 2020 and we think it's worth talking about.
If you’re marking this auspicious occasion with a special event, exhibit or program we’d like to hear about it. We’ll promote it via Facebook, Twitter, in our e-newsletter and on our website.

We’d even like to hear about how the event went and receive pictures of the activities.
Send your information to programs@museumsmanitoba.com
The year 2020 marks 150 years of Manitoba as a province and 350 years since the founding of the Hudson’s Bay Company. With 2020 in mind, the Archives of Manitoba has been reflecting on the histories that have been preserved in the Archives for current and future generations. We invite you to do the same. The Archives of Manitoba is launching an initiative that will run throughout 2020 - Your Archives: The Histories We Share.
AMM Annual Report 2019-2020

The end of our fiscal year, March 31, is fast approaching making this a good time to submit information regarding your museum from April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020.

We'd like to know about your highlights, visitorship, volunteer hours, projects completed, etc..

Submissions should be sent to council@museumsmanitoba.com

If you'd like a copy of last year's Annual Report, please contact the AMM office.
Manitoba 150 Committee

The Manitoba 150 Host Committee aims to support initiatives and events that cultivate pride in our province, foster a profound connection with our diverse cultures and, above all, unite us in celebration.

During Manitoba's Sesquicentennial year, Manitoba 150 will be offering programs, events, resources and many other opportunities to celebrate our province's milestone.

Visit our website to see a list of their programs, events and grants to date.
Canadian Conservation Institute

The Canadian Conservation Institute is currently accepting requests for archaeological conservation services for 2020–2021. Apply now! Requests must be received no later than February 14, 2020 .
L’Institut canadien de conservation accepte présentement les demandes de services de conservation en archéologie pour l’année 2020-2021. Soumettez une demande dès maintenant! Celle-ci doit être reçue au plus tard le 14 février 2020 .
Canadian Museums Association Conference

The CMA 2020 National Conference — the must-attend museum conference in Canada — is coming up fast. Have you registered? Join them from April 14-17 in beautiful Montreal as they celebrate the strength of the Canadian museum community. Save $125 by signing up before the early bird deadline, February 28 .

Apply Now: CMA 2020 bursaries for students

In celebration of Cultural Resource Management Program’s (CRMP) new Professional Specialization Certificate in Visitor and Community Engagement at the University of Victoria, the CRMP has partnered with the CMA and the Montréal Museum of Fine Art to provide travel bursaries to museum studies students across Canada to attend the CMA conference 2020.

Five (5) bursaries are being offered to museum studies students of up to $1000 each to support the cost of travel, accommodation, registration and other expenses related to participation in conference.

For an application form, please visit the website.

Completed applications should be returned by 5 pm EST on February 14 to: slamothe@museums.ca.
Indigenous Collections Symposium

Register now: Indigenous Collections Symposium: Mashkawatgong-mamawewiziwin — strengthening our bonds, sharing our practices

Indigenous Collections Symposium: Mashkawatgong-mamawewiziwin — strengthening our bonds, sharing our practices will be held at the Canadian Museum of History on March 25-26, 2020.

Following from the Indigenous Collections Symposium: Promising Practices, Challenging Issues and Changing the System, this symposium takes inspiration from the ideas discussed at that event and continues the conversation. With a focus on putting ideas into practice, this two-day event aims to support and connect museum professionals from Indigenous and non-Indigenous organizations and members of Indigenous communities.
Young Canada Works

Deadline Extended
Are you looking to hire a recent grad and provide a career-launching experience in Canadian heritage? Young Canada Works (YCW) at Building Careers in Heritage is accepting applications for the 2020-21 program cycle. The deadline to submit a YCW-BCH application is March 1, 2020 .

Visit the CMA's YCW Program web pages for program updates and important information on Employer Eligibility Criteria, Selection Criteria and FAQs.

Peer Review Committee
Apply now! Young Canada Works (YCW) Peer Review Committees is now accepting volunteers.
The Canadian Museums Association (CMA) is recruiting volunteers to participate in their Peer Review Committees for both the Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations (YCWHO — summer jobs for students) and Young Canada Works at Building Careers in Heritage (YCWBCH — graduate internships) programs.
Charity Village - Free Webinar

Join Charity Village for a free webinar on Thursday, February 20 to learn how you can attract fresh talent to your nonprofit organization and be recognized for your efforts.
Indigenous Internship Program

The Canadian Museum of History seeks candidates to participate in the Indigenous Internship Program

The Indigenous Internship Program at the Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum provides professional and technical training to First Nations, Métis and Inuit participants. The Program operates every year from September to April, with a two (2) week break for the holiday season.

The Program’s objective is to offer practical experience for Indigenous people who would like to broaden their knowledge and skills related to various aspects of museum work.
Canada Summer Jobs
 Call for Applications

Employment and Social Development Canada has opened its annual call for applications for Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) 2020. Applications will be accepted between January 30 and February 24, 2020

Remember: the Applicant Guide has detailed information on how you can demonstrate the quality of your proposed job placement. It will help you to:

  • include your supervision and mentoring plans,
  • demonstrate your safe, inclusive and healthy work environment
  • show how you’re ready to provide youth with opportunities to develop the job skills they need.

For more information:
Call: 1-800-935-5555 (ATS: 1-800-926-9105)

If you are interested in attending a free information session via Teleconference, please register
On This Spot

On This Spot's mission is to make history accessible to people everywhere in new and engaging ways. Every community has a unique story and, by partnering with On This Spot, heritage, tourism, and business organizations can put their community's story in the hands of anyone with a smartphone.

To learn more about this FREE history app join them for a webinar on Wednesday, February 19 at 10 AM CST.

Government of Canada - Surplus Sales
There's always some useful stuff being sold or auctioned off at their site. Right now they've got some shelving to get rid of.