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 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.
Condition Report for Traditional Style Yukon Footwear
Do you have moccasins and/or mukluks in your collection? Are you planning to put them on display? Loan them to another organization? Improve their storage/housing? Or maybe you’re improving their documentation?
This custom condition report can assist you in all those tasks. Designed as a checklist, it allows you to quickly document the materials used, method of manufacture, decorative elements, the condition of the object as well as any recommendations or follow-up care required. You can then use this information to make informed decisions about display and loans; plan for a storage/housing upgrade project and create a more comprehensive documentation of your object.
Collections Inventory and Survey
Are you are tasked with inventorying your organization’s collection? Then ask yourself “what is the goal of this inventory?” Sometimes it’s very simple - you just want to verify the location of the objects. Sometimes there are multiple goals – you want verify the location of objects, identify conservation needs, and identify and improve storage needs. A combination inventory/survey form can be extremely helpful.
Designed as a checklist, this form allows you to verify location listings as well as identify conservation needs and storage/housing options. Additionally, it lets you prioritize your tasks. This information can assist you in a storage reorganization project or move or to quantify needs for a funding proposal.
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.
Manager, Museums Unit
Toll free (In Yukon): 1-800-661-0408 ext. 3660
100 Hanson St
P.O. Box 2703 (L-1)