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.
The Museums Unit provides a variety of services in support of Yukon’s collective heritage.
We do this by:
New Collections Care Resource Available
A new resource is available to assist you in the care of your collection. This collections care step-by-step guide provides instructions to create custom storage mounts for moccasins. Complete with diagrams and images, this guide gives straightforward directions to create storage mounts that reduce handling and allow for easy access while safely supporting the footwear. The guide can also be adapted or modified for mukluks or western style footwear to meet the needs of the footwear in your collection.
Upcoming Training Opportunity - Full
Do you want to expand your skill set and acquire a thoughtful and balanced understanding of collections management principles and practices? Then the upcoming Collections Management course is for you.
Hosted by the Department of Tourism and Culture, Museums Unit and offered through the University of Victoria, Cultural Resource Management Program, Collections Management aims to strengthen your ability to engage and lead the processes of collections development, registration, documentation, access, care, use, and planning. This course is offered free of charge to Yukon cultural centre, museum and heritage workers and can be taken for credit or non-credit.
When: February 2 -7, 2015
Where: Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre, Whitehorse
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Details: Registration includes course fees. Snacks and beverages are provided.
Registration and information: This course is now full. To add your name to a waiting list, contact Nyla Klugie–Migwans, Cultural/Heritage Training Coordinator at (867) 633-7999 or toll free at (867) 1-800-661-0408 ex 7999
Remember to take a look at our calendar for upcoming training opportunities, funding deadlines, conferences and special events.
Manager, Museums Unit
Toll free (In Yukon): 1-800-661-0408 ext. 3660
100 Hanson St
P.O. Box 2703 (L-1)