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Haida Gwaii Museum at Qay'llnagaay

Identity area

Identifier

HGM

Authorized form of name

Haida Gwaii Museum at Qay'llnagaay

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

  • Saving Things House

Type

Museum;First Nations

Contact area

Contact information

(Primary contact)

Nathalie Macfarlane, Director and Curator

Address

Street address

Second Beach Road

Locality

Skidegate

Region

BC

Country name

Canada

Postal code

Telephone

250-559-4643

Fax

250-559-4662

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Mailing Address

Address

Street address

P.O. Box 1373

Locality

Skidegate

Region

BC

Country name

Canada

Postal code

V0T 1S1

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Description area

History

The Queen Charlotte Islands Museum Society was established in 1973 to create a museum for the Islands. The museum, since renamed the Haida Gwaii Museum at Qay'llnagaay, opened in 1976 at Second Beach in Skidegate. The museum conducts research on the Haida peoples and culture and acquires artifacts, archival records, and reference material relating to the Haida and to white settlement on the Queen Charlotte Islands. The Museum is part of the Haida Heritage Centre at Kaay Llnagaay which was opened in July 2007.

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Records management and collecting policies

The museum acquires, preserves and provides public access to archival and documentary materials relevant to the history and natural sciences of Haida Gwaii, the Queen Charlotte Islands. The museum's archival collections include original papers, journals, diaries, drawings, photographs, maps, audio, film and video recordings. The museum also maintains an extensive library of subjects related to the history, literature and natural sciences of Haida Gwaii, the Queen Charlotte Islands. Highlights of some of the collection's archival categories include: diaries and papers belonging to pioneer settlers of the islands, a collection of approximately 6000 photographs, archival records associated with several industrial developments on the islands including the Tasu Mines and the Sewell Inlet logging community, and oral histories of both Haida and non-Haida residents.

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Holdings

Total Volume: 5500 linear feet
Inclusive Dates: 1890 to present
Predominant Dates: 1900-1990

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Opening times

May-October: Monday-Friday, 10:00-17:00, Saturday-Sunday, 13:00-17:00. November-April: Monday, Wednesday-Friday, 10:00-12:00, 13:00-17:00, Saturday, 13:00-17:00, closed Tuesdays and Sundays

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised by BCANS Coordinator, Nov 30, 2010.

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