We are seeking two new members for the Yukon Heritage Training Fund Adjudication Committee. The Committee meets once per quarter to assess applications and review Fund materials, including policy. Meetings typically take place over the lunch hour, depending on the number of applications. Some additional work over email may be required. Please note: this is a volunteer-based committee.
We’re part of a consortium of museum associations from across Canada partnered in Museums for Me – a project engaging Canadians on the meaning and value they see in museums. It’s an important time to focus on what Canadians value in the work we do, and we’re asking our members to help encourage participation. You can learn more about the engagement at www.museumsforme.ca.
Do you know someone who has made significant contributions to conserve, celebrate, and share Yukon’s heritage?
The Yukon Historical & Museums Association is seeking nominations for the 2020 Yukon Heritage Awards. The deadline for submissions is midnight on January 17, 2021. Nominations are accepted in the following categories:
We will be hosting a Special General Meeting on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 5:30 pm via Zoom to elect up to 8 additional directors to serve on our Board of Directors until the 2021 Annual General Meeting.
The YHMA board meets at 5:30 pm on the third Wednesday of each month. Directors do not receive compensation for sitting on the Board.
Please register in advance for this meeting here. A phone-in option is available for those who cannot connect online.
Knitters and crocheters, both experienced and aspiring, take note! The Niagara Falls History Museum is looking for contributors from across Canada for The Poppy Project, a massive community art project.
Christine Girardi, Assistance Curator at the museum, writes:
Are you involved with interpretation one way or the other? You might be happy to know that Yukon just recently had a representative join the board of Interpretation Canada, our national association for interpretation. YHMA member and former Director Sylvie Binette says:
Survey Deadline: October 15, 2020
The Yukon Heritage Training Fund (HTF) provides funding for short-term training for Yukon heritage sector workers, and is administered by YHMA with funding from the Yukon Department of Education, Post Secondary and Labour Market.
Don't miss this inspiring opportunity to reconnect and learn alongside your peers in the North American heritage conservation community! Participate in the National Trust-APT Joint Virtual Conference 2020 (October 1-7), presented in association with the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP). Until September 11th, YHMA members can register at the early bird rate of $225 — a $50 discount from the non-member rate. Benefit from inspiring keynotes, five streams of concurrent sessions, fields sessions, workshops, and more!
On September 2, the Yukon Historical and Museums Association wrote a letter to the City of Whitehorse Mayor and Council in response to discussions around MacBride Museum of Yukon History's property taxes at the 10 August 2020 Council meeting. A recording of this meeting can be viewed on the City of Whitehorse website here.