Examine how curators and content creators are connecting with today’s visitors using socially engaged art practices and innovative programming. Amid shifts in education, marketing and visitor services, understand how museums are adopting new practices and programs to engage audiences as they reconsider their roles in the community and the roles of their visitors.
This online workshop focuses on questions around UNESCO’s recognition of Intangible Cultural Heritage; its identification, protection and sustainability; the role of the associated community; and, the connection of intangible heritage to tangible heritage – place and object. Participants will identify issues and critique intangible heritage practices from around the world. Live, real-time sessions combine theoretical discussion with practical examples.
The Annual Meeting of the Canadian Archaeological Association will be held May 4-7, 2016 at the Westmark Whitehorse Hotel (located at 201 Wood St)
For more information please visit the Canadian Archaeological Association's website:
Save the date! The Second Annual YHMA Charity Croquet Tournament will take place Saturday, August 1st, 2015 on the lawns of the S.S. Klondike in downtown Whitehorse.
Win fantastic prizes, earn bragging rights and help support the work of YHMA! 20 teams of two will square off in this one-day tournament fundraiser.
Presentation by Harold D. Kalman, 7:30-9:00pm at the Carcross Community Centre.
Preparation of a Heritage Management Plan for Carcross is underway. Heritage Planning expert Harold Kalman will give a public talk about the role of heritage management in strengthening community identity and representing the distinctive character of Carcross. We hope to see you there and hear what 'heritage' means to you!
Presented by YG Tourism and Culture, Carcross/Tagish First Nation and Inukshuk Planning & Development
Gain hands on experience with the historic buildings of Skagway & White Pass HIstoric District!
Beginner and Intermediate sessions the week of April 20-24, 2015, 8:00am to 5:00pm
Beginner session: April 22-24 | Intermediate session: April 20-22
This class will introduce participants to the basics of wood windows & door restoration, including stripping, glazing, wood and glass repairs, & refinishing.
It will also answer basic questions, such as:
-why do we preserve historic buildings?
The Tourism Industry Association of the Yukon (TIA) is holding its annual Spring Conference in Dawson City from April 16-18, 2015.
The theme of this year's spring conference will revolve around storytelling, with an emphasis on cultural tourism. TIA has lined up a great set of workshop facilitators and keynote presenters, including Ron James, Inga Petrie, and Dale Jarvis.
9:30am – 4:30pm | April 23, 2015 | Yukon Arts Centre
$125, Lunch and Health Breaks Provided
Workshop Facilitator: Inga Petri
Cultural Tourism – Unleashing Yukon’s Potential
Sheldon Museum and Archives, Haines, AK Coordinated by the American Association of State and Local History (AASLH), participants will learn about their institution’s responsibility toward its collection, the necessary policies and procedures, and the best practices of collection management. During lively group discussions and hands-on activities, participants will become familiar with current issues and trends to better understand how collections fit within the context of history organizations.