Museum Studies Program

The ANSM Museum Studies Program is a series of eight courses covering core skill sets required for the confident, effective and accountable operation of a museum in Nova Scotia. The courses that are a part of this program are great training for new board members, museum workers, and those wishing for a refresher.

The courses are offered over a three-year rotation. Participants can take the courses in any order, though Year One is structured to offer core principles of administration and operation for a museum. Year Two modules include information on collections and their display. Year Three offers more in depth information with regards to interpretation and facilities management as well as marketing.


Year One

  • Museums 101
  • Museums & Community
  • Museum Management & Governance

Year Two

  • Interpretation I: Public Programming
  • Collections Management & Curatorship
  • Museums 101

Year Three

  • Interpretation II: Exhibitions
  • Facilities Management
  • Marketing & Revenue Generation

Each course is two consecutive days in duration and consist of a mixture of lecture, group discussion, and individual exercises. A successfully completed homework assignment must also be finished to receive the certificate from each course.

The Museum Studies Program is part of the ANSM training program which offers a combination of advisory service, conferences, and workshops as educational support for museums in Nova Scotia.

Looking to register for an event or workshop? Visit our Registration page for forms and more information.

Museums Studies Program - Workshop Locations 2017-2019Download  


ANSM TrainingDownload  


Workshop Registration FormDownload  


Museums 101 - Info SheetDownload  


Museums and Community - Info SheetDownload  


Museum Management and Governance - Info SheetDownload  


Interpretation I - Info SheetDownload  


Interpretation II - Info SheetDownload  


Collections Management and Curatorship - Info SheetDownload  


Facilities Management - Info SheetDownload  


Marketing and Revenue Generation - Info SheetDownload