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My internship in the Collections

My internship in the Collections department at Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute, 2018 By: Camille Crevier-Lalonde My work as an intern as part of my course in applied museology at Montmorency College often consist of solving problems to support and display objects that may have specific requirements or restrictions. Making a mount is always about the …

The trail of the Rabbit Fur Coat

One of the most exciting things that happened with our museum collection in the last few months was the amazing reunification of an object with the family of the maker. In May 2015, ACCI hosted a Curatorial workshop lead by Moira McCaffrey, and one of the attendees was Linda Stewart Georgekish from Wemindji. At this …

Days 15 and 16 of the Heritage Preservation Project!

We rounded out the calendar year with trips to our neighbouring communities Waswanipi and Mistissini. In Waswanipi we visited Cultural Coordinator Diane Cooper at the riverside location of the Waswanipi Culture Department.  Diane‚Äôs previous museum training means she is well aware of the different risks to heritage collections.  Insects are common threats, feasting on the …

Days 10-14 of the Heritage Preservation Project!

After steady travel for a week and a half, meeting many wonderful people and cultural-heritage groups, we decided to come home to Ouje-Bougoumou for a little rest.  We will visit community members and Band Office/Culture Department staff in Ouje-Bougoumou soon. In Wemindji we began our visit with a stop at the Cultural Centre and met Cultural Coordinator …

Days 4, 5 and 6 of the Heritage Preservation Project!

Our stops in Chisasibi focused on archival materials and how the Cree Nation of Chisasibi catalogues and stores materials, and ensures important files are backed-up by scanning them.   The Cree Nation of Chisasibi Administrative Centre. We also had time to sneak in a quick visit to the Catholic Church that had been moved by …