Posts Categorized: Success Stories

Catching Up with the YEG Tales Project

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What do you get when you combine two historians, an artist, and many local communities? YEG Tales! Supported by a ECAMP Partnership Demonstration micro-grant, the YEG Tales team met with numerous local cultural groups, connecting over their stories and reproducing them in comic book form! We spoke with historian Leslie Holmes about what they learned about art, story, and… Read more »

Catching Up with the Silver Skate Festival’s Heritage Village Project

Photo: Marc J. Chalifoux

Beginning with 2016’s edition of Silver Skate,  festival-goers have enjoyed a new heritage experience down in Hawrelak. The Heritage Village Project created three Indigenous winter experiences including a winter hunting camp, a Métis camp and a winter tipi, allowing Silver Skate to build community around sharing Indigenous stories with Edmontonians. We caught up with Creative Director Ritchie Velthuis to find… Read more »

Heritage in Our Communities: Heritage Community Investment Recipients, 2017

On Monday, January 23rd, Edmonton City Council approved the EHC’s recommendations for funding from the Heritage Community Investment Program’s 2017 run. From new published books and online exhibits to oral histories and artistic celebrations, here are 16 examples of the great heritage work currently happening in our city. Project Funding Project Funding provides assistance to heritage projects carried… Read more »

Catching Up: FAVA’s Collections Preservation Project

In 2016, the Film & Video Arts Society of Alberta (FAVA) began a project to transfer more than three decades’ worth of Alberta media art created by its members to modern digital media. The originals will live on in the Provincial Archives of Alberta, while FAVA uses the digital copies to more widely share their members’ art… Read more »

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Catching Up: TALES’ “Votes for Women!” Project

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April 19, 2016 marked the 100 year anniversary of the passage of Alberta’s Act for Equal Suffrage. To mark the occasion, The Alberta League Encouraging Storytelling (TALES) developed a traveling storytelling piece wherein costumed storytellers told the story of the fight for women’s suffrage in Alberta—in character! We caught up with TALES’ Renee Englot about her experience… Read more »

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Catching Up: The “Know Your Winspear” Project

In 2015, the Francis Winspear Centre for Music embarked on a project to create a digital archive of key moments in Edmonton’s musical history. With Know Your Winspear, what began as an online collection photographs, ads, pamphlets and other ephemera,has become a physical museum of sorts, sharing this history with guests on the Winspear’s lobby and backstage… Read more »

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Righting History: Creating Space for Indigenous Knowledge at the Museum of Vancouver

Images courtesy of the Museum of Vancouver.

In this guest post, Tori McNish reflects on her visit to the Museum of Vancouver’s c̓əsnaʔəm exhibition and asks what museums in Alberta can learn from its creation. In July 2015, I attended the Historical Thinking Summer Institute in Vancouver. The Historical Thinking Summer Institute is run by Dr. Peter Seixas of UBC, who is the Director… Read more »

People, Community and Museums in Cities of Migration

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In spring 2015, Poushali Mitra embarked on a three-month educational trip to England and South Africa to engage with migrant communities, obtain first-hand knowledge of their challenging lifestyle, and experience how local museum reflect their experience. In this guest blog post, she reflects on her own professional development during the trip. As a migrant myself, and working with fellow migrant communities (those… Read more »

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Truth, Reconciliation, and a Whole Lot of Learning

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In late May and early June 2015, Historian Laureate Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail traveled to Ottawa to present at the Canadian Historical Association’s 2015 Conference and to participate in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s closing events. In this guest blog post, she shares her experience of truth and reconciliation in the nation’s capital.   — When I applied for the EHC’s… Read more »

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