The Ukrainian Canadian Archives & Museum of Alberta's (UCAMA) mandate is to enrich the appreciation of the Alberta Ukrainian experience by collecting, preserving, displaying and promoting the region's rich heritage in a creative and engaging museum environment:
- by developing and maintaining a collection of artefacts, archival materials, and books that focuses on the Ukrainian experience in Edmonton within the broader context of the city, Alberta, Canada, Ukraine, and other parts of the world.
- by providing a public service, educational opportunities, and cultural resources to the local community and visitors to Edmonton and area through exhibits, school programs, special events, and research facilities.
About UKRAINIAN CANADIAN ARCHIVES & MUSEUM OF ALBERTA
The Ukrainian Canadian Archives & Museum of Alberta (UCAMA) is a not-for-profit society founded in 1972 and devoted to the preservation of Ukrainian Canadian history and culture in Alberta. It has operated a museum, library and archives at its present location, 9543-110 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta Canada since 1974.
UCAMA is currently constructing a new museum facility. Its current building does not meet modern professional standards for collection management, storage and public exhibits. To meet its mandate, UCAMA needs to not only preserve its collections but to expand, meet professional collection management standards, and develop public programming to bring its facility into the 21st century. UCAMA does not regard itself as an “ethnic museum” with a limited clientele, but will be a major Alberta museum, capable of hosting international exhibits. It cannot fulfill this mandate in its existing facility.
For further details on this exciting project, please visit www.ucama.com .