It is our pleasure to present our annual highlights report for the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, operated by the Culture and Heritage Division of the Department of Education, Culture and Employment.
Public access to GN museum and archival collections has closed
In April 2017, the Government of Nunavut (GN) will transfer its museum and archival collections from the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, to the Canadian Museum of Nature in Gatineau, Quebec.
This is a major initiative involving the relocation of approximately 140,000 items. In order to help finish the transfer on schedule, public access to the GN museum and archival collections closes at 5 p.m. on December 16, 2016.
Descriptions of Nunavut’s archival holdings will be removed from the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre website on December 1, 2016.
For more information, please contact Alex Stubbing, Director, Heritage, at 867-975-5524 or AStubbing@gov.nu.ca.
Qitiqtautiyumi 2017-mi Nunavut Kavamangat (GN) nuutirniaqtaat inilraanitaqtuqarviktik tutquturiviktik Prince of Wales Northern Museum-mit Yalunaimit Nunattiamit, uvunga Canadian Museum of Nature-mut Gatineau, Quebec-mut.
The Minister’s Culture and Heritage Circle recognizes youth, individuals, Elders and groups in the Northwest Territories who exemplify excellence and dedication to the promotion and preservation of the arts, culture and heritage in their community or region.
The Department of Education, Culture and Employment is now accepting nominations for the Minister’s Culture and Heritage Circle.
Nomination forms can be found below:
Deadline for nominations is Friday, September 23rd, 2016
Did you or your family live in Yellowknife between 1960 – 2000? Is it possible you had photos taken at either Reimann’s or Yellowknife Photo Services? The NWT Archives with the Department of Education, Culture and Employment has launched a Yellowknife Photo Services claim project and invites you to take part!
The NWT Archives recently acquired a collection of over 9500 photo order envelopes spanning roughly four decades. These envelopes are primarily client order envelopes from the old portrait studio in Yellowknife and represent approximately 60,000 images that include everything from passport photos to family portraits to wedding pictures and more.
The Department of ECE along with NWT Archives hopes that receiving these photos will help reconnect families with previously unknown images and perhaps increase family bonds and ties to history.
To check to see if your name is on the collection list, or to complete a photo request form visit www.nwtarchives.ca. Photo envelopes to successful claimants will be mailed out in the fall so don’t wait!