ANSM Mandate

logoWorking in partnership with museums, communities and supporters, the mandate of the Association of Nova Scotia Museums is to:

  • Encourage the development of professional best practices in Nova Scotia’s museums
  • Educate Nova Scotians about the value of museums and Nova Scotian stories
  • Act as a champion on behalf of museums in Nova Scotia

CMA National Conference 2016

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The Canadian Museums Association is holding its national conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia from April 11-15, 2016.

Registration is now open, with early bird rates available until February 29. More information about registration can be found on the CMA website.

If you work in a public museum in Nova Scotia or a museum-related institution such as a national/cultural heritage centre or a living history site, you may qualify for a provincial bursary. If you think you may qualify for a bursary, do not register online. Instead, contact Alison Ward at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 613-567-0099 ext. 222. Bursaries are being given out on a first-come, first-serve basis, so be sure to register early.

We've reached the target for our $100 from 100 campaign!

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We have reached 100% of our donation goal for our $100 from 100 campaign. Thank you to everyone who supported this important initiative.

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You can see a map of our donor locations here. A list of individuals and organizations who have donated to the fund can be found here.

For anyone who would still like to donate, online donations can be made on our Eventbee page here.

Our Vision Statement

All museums in Nova Scotia are valued by Nova Scotians, are sustainable and operate according to established standards of excellence.

ANSM services and programs are made possible with support from the Department of Communities, Culture & Heritage.