Public Programs

Ongoing Programs

Pastel woven tapestry wall-hanging against a brick wall
Between the Stitches: Tapestry Weaving a Wall-Hanging 

Learn more about weaving techniques found in the Dragons on the Tibetan Plateau VR exhibition with this free, virtual, hands-on tapestry weaving activity.

Watch or participate in this virtual activity and have fun while learning how to create your own basic loom and woven wall-hanging!

Start Weaving


 

Lotus flower embroidery hoop
Between the Stitches: Embroidering a Lotus Flower from Dragons on the Tibetan Plateau

Learn more about the textile production techniques found in the Dragons on the Tibetan Plateau VR exhibition with this free, virtual, hands-on embroidery activity.

Watch or participate in this virtual activity and have fun while learning how to create a basic lotus flower embroidery pattern!

Start Embroidering


 

 

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Detail of "Yellow Silk Tibetan Chuba," date unknown; yellow silk satin embroidered with silk and metal-wrapped threads; Mactaggart Art Collection; University of Alberta Museums; Gift of Sandy and Cécile Mactaggart; 2005.5.269.

 

Dragons on the Tibetan Plateau Scavenger Hunt

Search for dragon patterns and auspicious symbols found on textiles in the virtual reality (VR) exhibition of Dragons on the Tibetan Plateau with this online, interactive activity.

Step 1:

Open the Scavenger Hunt

Step 2:

Enter the Dragons on the Tibetan Plateau VR exhibition: VR Tour


 

 

"Untitled", 1981. Embroidered duffel; felt and thread. Victoria Mamnguksualuk. Born Garry Lake near Back River area, Nunavut, 1930. Died 2016. University of Alberta Art Collection. University of Alberta Museums. The Clifford E. Lee Collection. 1983.44.17.

 

Shifting Geographies Scavenger Hunt

Download and print this scavenger hunt for all ages featuring the virtual reality (VR) exhibition of Shifting Geographies.

Scavenger hunt clues come from all aspects of the VR exhibition tour - including text and labels, audio cues and images.

Step 1:

Download the Scavenger Hunt: PDF Document

Step 2:

Check out the Shifting Geographies VR exhibition: VR Tour

The University of Alberta Museums hosts a variety of free programs open to the general public on a semi-regular basis. Upcoming program information can be found here as it is made available.