Department of Tourism and Culture

About the Department

Museums Unit


Museums Unit

Museum Resources 

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.

What we do

The Museums Unit provides a variety of services in support of Yukon’s collective heritage.

We do this by:

  • Administering funding programs for capital and operational support. 
  • Advising on management and operational best practices.
  • Providing technical and hands-on assistance as well as training opportunities to organizations, staff and independent contractors. 
  • Overseeing the management and operation of the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre.

 Upcoming Training Opportunity

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.
For credit deadline: December 15, 2014
Non-credit deadline: January 14th, 2015

Registration and information: Space is limited. Contact Nyla Klugie–Migwans, Cultural/Heritage Training Coordinator to register at (867) 633-7999 or toll free at
(867) 1-800-661-0408 ex 7999

The next deadline to apply for the Heritage Training Fund is January 15, 2015.

 New Collections Care Resources Available

Two new resources are now available to assist you in the care of your organization’s collection. The Condition Report for Traditional Style Yukon Footwear and the Collections Inventory and Survey are templates. You can use them as is or modify them to meet the needs of your organization.

Check out our Museum Resources page and try the templates. Make changes and suggestions. Let us know what you think. 

Remember to take a look at our calendar for upcoming training opportunities, funding deadlines, conferences and special events. 


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Contact Museums Unit

Manager, Museums Unit
Phone: 1-867-667-3660
Toll free (In Yukon): 1-800-661-0408 ext. 3660
Fax: 1-867-393-6456

Office Location 
100 Hanson St
Whitehorse, Yukon

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 2703 (L-1)
Whitehorse, Yukon
Y1A 2C6