The Department of Education, Culture and Employment is preparing for the annual Minister’s Culture and Heritage Circle Awards and is seeking nominations for an individual or group who exemplifies excellence and dedication to the promotion and preservation of arts, culture and heritage in the Northwest Territories. Please consider submitting a nomination or sharing this information with your constituents.
Please download the application form that provides more information including our objectives and eligible recipients.
Minister's Culture and Heritage Circle Call for Nominations
The Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre is pleased to offer the following workshop:
Canadian Conservation Institute
October 23-24, 2018
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre (Auditorium)
4750 48th Street, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
As a service to Heritage Organizations there will be no fee charged to participants for attending.
Registration Deadlines: Monday August 13, 2018.
If more than one person from an organization would like to register, they will be added to a wait list. If space is still available after the registration deadline, they will be able to register.
There is an enrollment limit of 20 participants, please register early to secure your spot.
Complete the registration form and return it to:
Rosalie Scott, Conservator
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre
4750 48th Street, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Tel: 867-767-9347 X 71224
Participants requiring financial assistance may be eligible to apply for the Canadian Museums Association’s bursary program to assist museum professionals and volunteers. Details and application forms are available at: http://www.museums.ca/site/bursaries
The Community Cultural Development program will provide travel and accommodation assistance to one participant from each organization who could not otherwise afford to send a representative. Please contact Boris Atamanenko at: firstname.lastname@example.org if you require travel assistance.
Canadian Natural History Museum Network launches “Museums’ Choice: fossil favourites from across Canada” marking Canada’s 150th
September 28th, 2017
The Alliance of Natural History Museums of Canada (ANHMC) in partnership with the Canadian Museum of Nature (CMN) and the Royal British Columbia Museum (Royal BC Museum) have collaborated to produce a nationally travelling Fossils Exhibition.
The exhibition will be presented at ANHMC member museums across Canada over a three year period. The exhibition features some of the network’s most impressive,famous and significant fossils or replicas, and are from the various fossil regions in Canada. The Royal BC Museum has been responsible for the design and construction of the exhibition and the CMN will be responsible for the scheduling and touring of the exhibition.
“This ANHMC project is one of several the network has participated in for 2017. Museums’ Choice is uniquely our own and inspired by Canada’s natural history collections. This is the first time that Canadian museums of natural history have joined forces to exhibit their favourite fossils. We expect that this initiative will encourage more collaborations in the coming years,” said Ailsa Barry, President of the ANHMC and Vice-President, Experience and Engagement, Canadian Museum of Nature.
“We are excited to see the exhibition launch at the Royal BC Museum. Developing nationally travelling exhibitions is something the museum has done many times before, but this is the first time we have coordinated a cross-country representation in an exhibition,” stated Kelly Sendall, Vice-President of the ANHMC and Head of Collections Care & Conservation at the RBCM. “It was a great way to connect and work with ANHMC museums across Canada and we are very pleased with the great response from members for this collaboration.”
Chief Administrative Officer
2017 marks an important milestone in the history of the Northwest Territories: fifty years since the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) from Ottawa (Ontario) to Yellowknife (NWT). This not only brought the government 3,086 kilometers closer to the people it was meant to serve, it also changed the way the people of the NWT interacted with their government. It allowed them to participate in their government and shape it to their needs and realities… a process that continues to this day.
The GNWT is marking this anniversary year with a series of projects, including a Facebook page where current and former residents can share memories and stories, and a digital commemorative project. To learn more about all the activities planned to mark this anniversary, click here.
This is also a milestone year for the City of Yellowknife. On May 1, 1967, the city was named the capital of the territory. The first sitting of the NWT Council (which would later become the Legislative Assembly) was held in Yellowknife as the seat of government on November 13 of the same year. To learn more about how the City of Yellowknife is celebrating this anniversary, click here.