As part of its mandate to promote professionalism and skills development within the museum community, the Museum Association of Newfoundland and Labrador provides a Certificate in Museum Studies. This program provides museum workers with a general introduction into current theories, standards, and best practices for museums. The content of the certificate program is based on topics covered in MANL’s Best Practices publication.




Response Ready? Developing an Emergency Response Plan for Heritage Institutions

Response Ready Workshop

The Association of Newfoundland & Labrador Archives (ANLA) and the Museum Association of Newfoundland & Labrador (MANL) invite their members to register for Response Ready? an online workshop presented by The Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) from October 31, 2023 to March 26, 2024.

This workshop is well suited for heritage professionals who are responsible for writing and implementing an Emergency Response Plan, especially those that have no plan or an outdated plan. Since the emergency planning process benefits from multiple perspectives, we encourage participation by up to three people per organization. Due to the interactive nature of this workshop, attendance is restricted to 10 institutions.

The workshop will comprise of twelve 60-minute sessions, grouped into five highly interactive modules. The modules will be scheduled over a period of five to six months. Particpation in all sessoins is mandatory and will involve:
• attendance at a 20-minute technical trial session in late October
• attendance at all sessions for all five workshop modules,
• reviewing workshop resource materials prior to each module (15–30 minutes) and
• completing exercises between the sessions for each module (1–2 hours).




With the support of the Government of Canada, the CMA is pleased to offer The Emerging Professional Development Bursaries to assist museum professionals in their professional development. MANL encourages all its members to apply for the Emerging Professional Development Bursary. PLEASE NOTE: You must apply for a bursary four weeks before the event you are planning to attend.

The Emerging Professional Development Bursaries are given out to promote the exchange of knowledge and learning between museum professionals at the beginning of their careers. The program provides financial assistance to individuals to attend short courses, seminars, and workshops, including with costs of travel, accommodation and registration fees.

Email: bursaries@museums.ca
Fax: (613) 233-5438