Founded by the Ukrainian Women’s Association of Canada, this museum aims to collect, preserve, exhibit, research and teach Ukrainian Canadian heritage.
Conservation / Preservation:
- Historic ceramics, including some by notable ceramics artist, Oleksa Bakhmatyuk (1820-1882).
- Ukrainian woodwork, including crosses, musical instruments, boxes, plates and bowls, chests and toys.
- Religious pieces such as crèche, icons, crosses, bibles and prayer books
- Historic and contemporary jewelry and other adornment.
- Reproductions of historic costumes of Ukrainian nobility from the eighth to the eighteenth century; folk dress, ritual cloths, kylyms, and household textiles.
- Prints, engravings, etchings, lithographs, silk screenings, and currency and stamps from the period 1918-1920.
- Pysanky representing many regions in Ukraine.
Large rotating and traveling exhibits dealing with historic and contemporary Ukrainian handicrafts and art, Ukrainian immigrants in Canada, and Christianity. Each exhibit is inaugurated with a public lecture.
Educational programs are developed for each exhibit and can be accessed by school teachers and students of all grades.
The museum’s board of directors attempts to match volunteers’ interests and expertise with their duties. Volunteers assist in the development of exhibitions and educational programs and participate in the collection and handling of artifacts and outreach programs. A volunteer workshop group produces handicrafts for sale in the museum’s gift shop.
Address & Contact Information:
620 Spadina Avenue
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 4:00pm; Evenings and weekends by appointment
Key Words: ethnicity, religion