To ensure the safety of our communities during the development of COVID-19, UAlberta Museums Gallery A will be closed until further notice. This includes the cancellation of any future programming we had scheduled. For any questions regarding this closure, please email

Additionally, as the University of Alberta is enacting additional safety measures regarding the state of public health emergency in Alberta, all other museum collections will be closed until further notice.

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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
  • Over 10 million 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 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

UAlberta Museums News

  • New Online Program: Dragons on the Tibetan Plateau Scavenger Hunt

    Search for dragon patterns and auspicious symbols found on the textiles featured in the virtual reality (VR) exhibition, Dragons on the Tibetan Plateau with a new online, interactive scavenger hunt activity.

  • Over Half-a-Million Museums Records Now Online

    For the first time, 16 of the University of Alberta Museums collections and their associated data are available under one digital roof. The UAM Search Site creates a 650,000 museum-object online portal for interdisciplinary discovery. Starting with a keyword search, users can explore results from across museum collections, or limit results to one collection.

  • New Online Exhibition: On the Banks of the River

    This exhibition was created to commemorate President Bill Flanagan's installation as the 14th president and vice-chancellor of the University of Alberta. This selection of art, drawn from the University of Alberta Museums Art collection, tells the story of the university from its establishment in 1908 on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River to the present.

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