About Us

One of the aims of the Ukrainian Women’s Association of Canada, formed in 1926, was to preserve the embroidery, weaving and folk dress of early Ukrainian settlers.  Members of that organization began to collect artifacts, and to exhibit and display them, with the intent to develop appreciation, build public support and preserve this heritage. As a result, the first Ukrainian museum in Canada was established in Saskatoon in 1936.  Subsequently, other provincial museums were created, the Ukrainian Museum of Canada, Alberta Branch being the first in 1944.  It was the first Ukrainian museum officially formed in Alberta, and has since been awarded Recognized Museum Status, a prestigious designation by the Alberta Museums Association.  Now in its 77th year of operation, it houses thousands of artifacts illustrating many aspects of the cultural heritage of Ukrainians in Canada.

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News and Events

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Ukrainian Museum Tour

On February 14, 2024 at 1pm we feature tour around the museum conducted by a…

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New Acquisition

Pioneer’s trunk, wedding crowns, ostrich pysanky, a homemade blanket, a vest, and 2 Bukovyna blouses…

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Religious Byzantine Artifacts

Collection includes artifacts such as icons, priests’ vestments, chalices, crosses and other liturgical objects

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Folk Arts

Collection features folk arts and crafts of various regions of Ukraine including jewelry, decorative wood objects, pysanky (Ukrainian Easter eggs), straw weavings, ceramics, toys, and ceremonial breads

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Collection focuses on items that were woven or embroidered such as clothing, rushnyky, tapestries, weavings and kylyms

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Fine Arts

Collection includes items such as paintings, sculptures and other arts works by artists from Ukraine, Canada, Europe and the United States.

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Feature: Bukovynian Blouse

Bukovyna’s traditional embroidered shirt has a lot of floral patterns in satin stitch. Accordingly, the sleeves of this shirt are filled with a version of this floral satin stitch and the sleeves add two burgundy and amazing blue birds gazing at each other. Wool and cotton threads were used for the embroidery. The shirt was created in the 1950s.

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We Need Your Support

The museum is currently undergoing substantial renovations, including the installation of new tiles, lighting, display cases and storage units. Monetary donations would be greatly appreciated.


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