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.
With the successful response to the exhibition Astonishingly Alluring Acquisitions
recently on view in the Elizabeth Rummel Room, the curatorial team has installed
in the Founder’s Gallery an eclectic mix of acquisitions acquired over the past 7
years. While some are singled as staff favourites, all are integral to the story of our
mountain heritage. Stunning works of art, intriguing artifacts and archival materials
The Whyte is forever grateful to all our donors whose generosity enables us to
provide researcher’s and the viewing public with quality materials from proven
sources. The collections are fundamental to our engagement with our members
and to the many individuals we serve world-wide both in - house and online.