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The Ukrainian Museum of Canada, Alberta Branch (UMCAB), was established in 1944 through the initiative of the Ukrainian Women's Association of Canada, is located at St. John's Cultural Centre, 10611-110 Avenue. Initially intended to acquire and preserve Ukrainian textiles such as embroidery, weaving, and folk dress, over the years the Museum collection has grown to house over 4000 artifacts. They include various examples of traditional handicrafts (ceramics, pysanky, wooden items, toys, and other art forms), fine art, religious items, and household items and tools belonging to Ukrainian Canadian pioneers. The collection, dating from the 19th century to the present, depicts the regional diversity of those Ukrainian people who emigrated to Canada and who brought with them things important in their lives. The Museum prides itself on a collection that reflects the ethnographic diversity of Ukraine.

To visit the museum, please see our Visitor Information page.

                     The collection includes:

  •       Fine Art
  •       Ukrainian regional & diasporic textiles
  •       Pysanky, wood carvings, ceramics & toys
  •       Religious Artifacts



          UMCAB Attains Recognized Museum Accreditation

Ukrainian Museum of Canada, Alberta Branch (UMCAB) is proud to announce that it has been awarded Recognized Museum Status by the Alberta Museums Association (AMA).

This designation demonstrates that UMCAB is committed to maintaining standards of professional practice and to ensuring that it plays a strong and important role within the community.

UMCAB participated in the Recognized Museum Program offered by the AMA, which involved providing evidence to a panel of museum professionals that demonstrated how the institution meets the AMA’s definition of a Museum.

The Recognized Museum Status logo identifies institutions in the province that offer a quality museum experience.