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Keeping you in touch with the museum community in Manitoba
March 5, 2020
Emergency Management Strategy

Manitoba experiences extreme weather events and natural hazards such as tornadoes, wildfires and high water levels. For those of us who work in or volunteer at a heritage institution, the question is how to prepare our museum, historic site, art gallery or historical societies for such an event.

The Association of Manitoba Museums (AMM) is developing a strategy based on the mainstream emergency management principles of Risk Assessment, Mitigation, Response and Recovery.

A self-guided handbook based on the first two principles - Risk Assessment and Mitigation – is being launched soon for AMM members to download and work on for their own institution, at their own pace. In preparation for this, Jane Dalley, the AMM Cultural Stewardship Program conservator, would like four (4) volunteer institutions to test-drive the handbook. Jane will work with the volunteer institutions directly to obtain feedback and provide advice and assistance.

She would like to work with a rural or northern museum; an urban institution; a small institution; and a large institution. There is no cost, but a commitment and motivation to complete the process is required. Interested institutions can contact Jane at
Manitoba Opera Offer

We are 4 weeks away from show time and tickets are selling fast! Please feel free to share with students, choirs, friends and /or co-workers. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to bring your members to a night of great opera and see Carmen!

Gather 8 or more save on ticket prices!

Available dates are:
  • Tuesday, March 31 at 7:30pm
  • Friday, April 3 at 7:30pm

Tickets are selling fast so to get good seats, book sooner than later!
Deadline March 17th, 2020 to book tickets.
Prices starting at $44
Free Webinar
Charity Village

Learn how to leverage corporate engagement at Charity Village's free webinar on March 12!

Employee engagement activations are becoming popular with corporate when choosing their nonprofit partners. Yet, these programs can take a lot of a nonprofit’s time and resources, at times with little return.

Join Amy Castator, employee engagement specialist at WWF-Canada, to learn a few key success factors in creating a successful employee engagement program with your corporate partners and the benefits of building one out.
Moving Museum Collections
Online Course

Are you planning a remodel, new storage, or a new building and will need to move all or part of your collection? Don't wait until the last minute. Join Instructor Lori Benson, veteran of three large scale museum collection moves, for the 4 week online course Moving Museum Collections.

This course provides an overview of how to plan and manage a move to avoid the many pitfalls. The course will help you define the scope of your project, develop a work plan and schedule, prepare a communication scheme, define proposals for vendors, choose equipment, estimate costs, identify hazards, organize staffing, and establish packing techniques and standards.

(This is NOT an AMM course.)
Original crib from the Johnson Hospital
Julianna Roberts (New Iceland Heritage Museum) is looking for a home for an original crib from the Johnson Hospital.
Click HERE to see more pics and information about the Johnson Hospital. If interested please contact Julianna Roberts directly.
Free Display case!

Height 49.5” (wood base 19.5” / glass 30”)
Width 27.5”
Depth 11.5”

If interested
Text Laurie Penton at 204-471-3447
contact Manitoba Marathon