Dusting Off the Blog Boots

As we venture back out into the world of blogging we’d like to give you (our readers) an idea of the types of posts we will be sharing and what kind of journey we will be taking you on.

Previously the focus of the blog was to get input from the public on the Gateway to the Rockies permanent exhibition. We would like to thank everyone who contributed their ideas to this process of developing quality exhibitions at the Whyte Museum. The Gateway to the Rockies exhibition is up in our Heritage Gallery and our Curatorial Team works tirelessly to keep developing new pop-up exhibits to display more of our amazing collection, connecting visitors with Banff and Rocky Mountain history. 

Heritage Gallery at the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies. 
On this blog you will get a behind-the-scenes look at the exhibits, events, and collections of the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies. Our museum houses over 7500 artifacts, 7200 artworks, 500,000 archival images, as well as two library collections totaling 16,000+ published materials (books, periodicals, etc...), and various other archival documents. Each of these has a story to tell.

It is every museum's challenge to properly and safely exhibit the objects within its care. With the advent of technology on our side we endeavor to share as much of the collection as we can in a meaningful and engaging way! This could range from discussing artifacts or artworks from current exhibits in more depth, or bringing to light some of the objects from our vault. 

We will also use this blog to highlight events taking place at the Whyte, as well as various projects that are being undertaken by Whyte Museum staff and volunteers. The Whyte Museum hosts many different events including the Y2Y + Whyte Speaker Series in partnership with Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative, book launches, film screenings, and much more. 

'Climbing the Rockies' postcard from our Archives (V466/PG-J11h-4).
We would like to encourage our readers to ask questions and to comment on our posts, as well as to discover our other online platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) to keep informed about upcoming events and exhibitions at the Whyte Museum. 

We look forward to bringing you the stories of when Peaks and People meet! 

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