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 latest issue of our newsletter, Museums Unit Musings is now available on our website. As always, your feedback is important to us. Let us know what you think of the format and content. Just click on the orange button below to open up a PDF of the December newsletter.
Opportunity to Showcase Yukon Artefacts
The Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) has partnered with Canadian Geographic magazine on an innovative multi-year initiative. Canadian museums who are CHIN members have the opportunity to feature an artefact/object from their collection in the magazine to promote the history and geography of Canada. Readers who visit the Canadian Geographic web site will have a chance to win a prize by guessing the object and submitting their answer.
The magazine will feature themed topics that your object should address. The next deadline to submit an object is December 20, 2013 for inclusion in the April 2014 issue of Canadian Geographic. The themes for this edition include weather photo contest winners and caribou migration.
For more information on this initiative please visit the CHIN website here
If you have questions or wish to obtain instructions and a participation form, please contact CHIN directly at email@example.com
Remember to check 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)