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.

 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.

Use it as part of a housing upgrade or storage reorganization project. It also provides a ready-to-go task for interns, students or volunteers. Check out our Museum Resources page and give the guide a try. Let us know what you think and send us a photo of your finished product – we’d love to see your work!

 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. 


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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