About Us

The University of Alberta Museums is a distributed network of 29 diverse museum collections located in faculties and departments across campus where they are used daily in teaching, research and community outreach programs. Museums and Collections Services (MACS) is an academic support unit that is the central source of professional museum information, services, programs, and expertise.

The University of Alberta Museums include:

Registered Museum Collections

  • 29 registered museum collections distributed throughout campus
  • Each is led by curators and support staff with expertise in the field
  • 17 million objects and specimens used daily in teaching, research and community service

Museums and Collections Services

  • A central leadership team of museum professionals
  • First point of contact for all things "museum" on- and off-campus
  • Museum advisory services in all areas of museum practice for registered collections
    and for University of Alberta and community
  • Administration of the campus-wide framework and policy

Policy and Planning Committee

  • A standing committee of the Provost and VP (Academic)
  • Composed of 12 representatives from across campus

Friends of the University of Alberta Museums

  • A not-for-profit society founded in 1984 to support the university's museum collections


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