More FRAMS Projects
Here are a few more examples of some of the exciting projects we are able to support through the generosity of friends like you!
SYNCRUDE GALLERY OF ABORIGINAL CULTURE
The Friends of Royal Alberta Museum Society assisted with all phases of the Syncrude Gallery of Aboriginal Culture (opened in 1997) and the acquisition of the Robert Bell Collection in 1989. Collected by Dr. Robert Bell between the years 1873-1899, when he undertook field investigations in northern and western Canada for the Geological Survey of Canada, the 20 artifacts include a jacket, leggings, rifle case, pouches, three pairs of mittens, moccasins, garters, cap, babiche bag, etc.
THE BUG ROOM
Contributions from the Friends of Royal Alberta Museum Society help maintain and develop a healthy and natural environment for the wide variety of insects that live in The Bug Room. This exhibit gallery at the Royal Alberta Museum is the most popular one for children where they can get an up-close look at live insects from Alberta and around the world!
ALBERTA MUSEOLOGY INTERNSHIP
The Assembly of First Nations and Canadian Museums Association agree that training First Nations people in museology is vitally important. Through a partnership funded by the Friends of Royal Alberta Museum Society, National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation (NAAF) and Syncrude Canada Ltd., this unique program provides an internship at the Royal Alberta Museum to aboriginal students who are pursuing careers in native studies, natural history or Canadian history.
SAVE OUR HERITAGE COLLECTIONS
The Friends of Royal Alberta Museum Society assists the Royal Alberta Museum to acquire historical, cultural and scientific objects of significance to Alberta, to Canada and to the world. Contributions go towards the preservation of artifacts.
NATURAL HISTORY GALLERY – COLUMBIAN MAMMOTH
This large mount of the Museum’s icon is a cast made from the original skeleton. It took two months to assemble including making the replica tusks because initial casts were too heavy for the mount. New hand-carved tusks were ready just in time for the mammoth to be donated on the occasion of the Museum’s 25th birthday in 1992 by the Friends of Royal Alberta Museum Society.
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