APRIL 4, 2022 -
The Whyte Museum collects objects from the cultural roots of Banff and beyond to ensure relevance and future preservation. Each object is a story unto itself, bearing marks of the past and giving insights into the fundamentals of life in eras gone by. We preserve objects for future study by making history and culture accessible through exhibitions and interpretation, and to share knowledge and inspire future generations.
The donors of these objects are steadfast contributors to the museum collections and on-going programs. We are grateful to each and every one and thank you for the continued support. Below are a few select donations currently in the exhibition.
Image: Frederic Marlett Bell-Smith, R. C. A. (1846 – 1923, Canadian). Hector Lake, Kicking Horse Pass, BC. 1887. watercolour on paper. 32.8 x 48.0 cm. Gift of Mark Cullen, 2021. BeS.05.07. Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies.