New exhibition sneak peek: Francophones in Alberta

Musée Héritage Museum staff are back in the temporary gallery space installing a new exhibition this week, Francophones in Alberta: Courage and Determination. As always, staff and volunteers are very involved in the installation.
The first step is taking down our previous exhibition: Wus’kwiy/Waskway–From Berry Baskets to Souvenirs. This requires removing the berry baskets and other souvenirs so that they can be safely stored.

Kevin and JP carefully packing the birch bark baskets for storage.
Kevin came up with the exhibition design and research. Willing to help paint too!

Always a pleasure during install week!
Once we removed the baskets from the exhibition area, we decided to go ahead with our plan to change up the colours again!
Once the painting was done, we moved the display cases into place. We will next bring out identified artifacts from our storage to display in the cases. Tune in next week for a look at the finished product.

Megan sewing fabric for use in the exhibit cases

We are now ready to bring in artifacts and install our exhibition panels.
Kevin preparing the mannequin for a wedding dress.

Please drop by next week to see what the gallery looks like when the new exhibition opens on April 21, 2015! Opening reception April 23 from 6pm – 8pm.