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The City of Medicine Hat, the Miywasin Friendship Centre, and the University of Alberta are actively working together to rebury the remains and associated burial artifacts of three ancestors held in public trust at the University of Alberta.

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Read about the Alberta History Mural Project, provide feedback and comments on the project, read the project FAQ and other information through this web page. 

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The University of Alberta Museums include:

Registered Museum Collections
  • 30 registered museum collections distributed throughout campus
  • Each is led by curators and support staff with expertise in the field
  • Millions of objects and specimens used daily in teaching, research and community engagement
University of Alberta Museums Unit
  • 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 - Leader as assessed by the Alberta Museums Association (renewed in 2021)
  • Governed by the University of Alberta Museums and Collections Policy approved by the Board of Governors in March 2008
  • Follow your department emergency response protocols (see University of Alberta Emergency Information and Procedures).
  • If University of Alberta Museums Registered Collections or related spaces have been impacted, or it is suspected they have been impacted, contact University of Alberta Museums Collections Emergency Line as soon as possible: 587-784-0593.

University of Alberta Museums News

  • The Girls with the dragon exhibit

    May 16, 2024

    Ysa, Emily, and Xuege reflect on working at the latest Museum exhibit, Echoes of Thunder: Unveiling the Mythical Chinese Dragon. Story via YouAlberta.

  • Off the Rack: A Guide to Making Museum Mounts for Dragon Robes

    May 16, 2024

    You may not consider how much thought goes into selecting object mounts for museum exhibition. Join Sarah Spotowski, curatorial assistant for the Mactaggart Art Collection, as she discusses her process for mounting two dragon robes in the Echoes of Thunder: Unveiling the Mythical Chinese Dragon exhibition, now on view at the University of Alberta.

  • Bu Bu Gao Sheng, an aspiration for successful careers

    April 23, 2024

    During the Chinese Lunar New Year, the most popular expressions are 恭禧發財 (“gong xi fa cai”) and 步步高升 (“bu bu gao sheng”). Translated, these expressions have deep significance, with the former meaning “may you have a prosperous New Year”, and the latter is “to climb step-by-step,” which relays a wish for continued career achievements upon the recipient.

  • In photos: Unveil the mythical Chinese dragon in Echoes of Thunder

    March 14, 2024

    Let us tell you a “tail” about the latest exhibition from the University of Alberta Museums and the Mactaggart Art Collection. Story via The Quad.

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