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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Guided Tour for kids

On Thursday, May 16th, 2024 the museum hosted a guided tour for school children from…

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Signage Project

The Mural Panels for our museum’s exterior in the development! The Signage Project by artist…

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https://vimeo.com/836974601/e61ad5f0bb 09.06.2023 – 31.08.2023The exhibition is open Mon-Fri from 9:30 to 16:30On June 9, the…

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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: Yavoriv Shortsy

This skirt called traditionally “shortsy” was acquired by the museum in 1986 and came from Yavoriv district, Lviv oblast, Halychyna (Galicia).

In Yavoriv, women wore a woolen skirt called “shortsy”, just like this one, with frequent colored vertical stripes on a white background. Above the skirt, women wore an embroidered linen “zapaska” (apron).

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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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