All museum donation and bequest offers must be submitted to MACS' Executive Director for review with the appropriate UAlberta Museums collection.

All potential museum acquisitions involve careful consideration of the collection's Acquisition Strategy and require approval from the collection's Department Chair, MACS' Executive Director, and/or the Provost and Vice-President (Academic). UAlberta Museums must not acquire objects outside of their Acquisition Strategy.

Click here for more information on Museum Donations and Acquisitions.

We offer collections tours of the University of Alberta Art Collection and Mactaggart Art Collection to the following for research purposes, course work and special interest.

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The University of Alberta Museums include:

Registered Museum Collections
  • 29 registered museum collections distributed throughout campus
  • Each is led by curators and support staff with expertise in the field
  • 17 million objects and specimens used daily in teaching, research and community engagement
Museums and Collections Services
  • A central leadership team of museum professionals
  • First point of contact for all things "museum" within the University of Alberta community
  • Museum advisory services in all areas of museum practice for registered collections and for University of Alberta and community
  • Administration of the campus-wide framework and policy
Policy and Planning Committee
  • A standing committee of the Provost and VP (Academic)
  • Composed of 12 representatives from across campus
  • Category A institution as designated by the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board
  • A Recognized Museum as assessed by the Alberta Museums Association (renewed in 2016)
  • Governed by the University of Alberta Museums and Collections Policy approved by the Board of Governors in March 2008

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