The Association of Manitoba Museums (AMM) will be able to better protect Manitoba’s rich heritage, thanks to an investment from the Government of Canada. This was announced by the Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety and Member of Parliament (Provencher), on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.
Funding will support development opportunities proposed by the AMM to help museum professionals and volunteers gain valuable skills, which will strengthen the Manitoba museums community.
“Our Government received a strong mandate from Canadians to invest in organizations like the Association of Manitoba Museums to ensure that Canada’s rich heritage is preserved for future generations,” said Minister Moore. “By supporting these initiatives, our Government is delivering on its commitment to strengthen our economy and support our arts, culture, and heritage.”
“I’m pleased our Government is supporting the Association of Manitoba Museums in the preservation and presentation of heritage collections by providing professional development opportunities to members and non-members alike,” said Minister Toews. “This project will provide the necessary tools to ensure Canada’s rich heritage is preserved for future generations.”
“The Association of Manitoba Museums is thankful for the support from the Government of Canada,” said Matthew Komus, President of the Association. “The grant will help to ensure that the Association can continue to carry out its mission to promote excellence in preserving and presenting Manitoba’s heritage. This funding will benefit not just one organization or region in Manitoba, but the entire province.”
The Association of Manitoba Museums is dedicated to promoting excellence in preserving and presenting Manitoba’s heritage. It strives to be the primary museum-related service organization in the province and to provide innovative training, advocacy, resources, and responsive leadership to a diverse and growing membership.
The Government of Canada has provided funding of $74,299 over three fiscal years through the Museums Assistance Program of the Department of Canadian Heritage. This program provides funding to Canadian museums and related institutions for projects that foster excellence in museum activities and that facilitate access to the treasures of our collective heritage.