Yukon museums, interpretive centres and First Nations cultural centres perform a vital service in preserving our cultural artifacts, traditions and natural history. Yukon Government values the contributions of these organizations and works in partnership with them to set planning priorities, provide resources to empower them, and support the successful development and operation of these institutions.
Myth and Medium 2014
Museums Unit staff are thrilled to attend the Myth and Medium program February 24-28, 2014 in Dawson City hosted by Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in First Nation’s Heritage Department.
“Myth and Medium is an exploration of our stories and the many ways that we celebrate them. We have always used visual and performing arts to communicate with each other and with the natural and spiritual worlds that surround us. Our objects and actions are not utilitarian. They are powerful storytellers in their own right, animated by the knowledge that we invest in them”.
First Nations Heritage Advisor Doug Bishop and Acting First Nations Heritage Training Coordinator Rose Sellars will participate in workshops and be available for discussions. Doug will give a presentation on Museums Unit partnerships at the Heritage Professionals Roundtable and both Rose and Doug will attend the Cultural Fair to share information about jobs in heritage and culture, training opportunities and funding possibilities.
Conservator Valery Monahan and Collections Management Advisor Cathy Ritchie will give a one-day workshop entitled “Caring for Traditional Footwear”. Whether everyday slippers or an old and beautiful pair to be preserved, this workshop offers participants hands-on tools and advice to help ensure their footwear lasts for years to come.
Check out all that Myth and Medium has to offer here.
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Manager, Museums Unit
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