U'Mista Cultural Centre

Identity area

Identifier

UMI

Authorized form of name

U'Mista Cultural Centre

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

Type

  • Museum;First Nations

Contact area

 

Andrea Sanborn Primary contact

Type

Address

Street address

#1 Front Street

Locality

Alert Bay

Region

BC

Country name

Canada

Postal code

Telephone

250-974-5403, North America toll-free 1-800-690-8222

Fax

250-974-5499

Email

Note

Type

Mailing Address

Address

Street address

P.O. Box 253

Locality

Alert Bay

Region

BC

Country name

Canada

Postal code

V0N 1A0

Telephone

Fax

Email

URL

Note

Description area

History

The U'mista Cultural Centre in Alert Bay is operated by the U'mista Cultural Society. The centre was opened in 1980. The centre acquires, preserves, and exhibits native artifacts of cultural, artistic, and historical value to the Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwagiulth); promotes cultural and artistic activities; and acquires and makes accessible information and records relating to the language and history of the Kwakwaka'wakw.

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Sponsor: U'mista Cultural Society.

Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies

The purpose of the archives is to collect and preserve archival materials which pertain, in whole or in part, to the language, culture and history of the Kwakwaka'wakw. The holdings include records of the U'Mista Cultural Society which have enduring value for administrative, legal, fiscal and historicalpurposes. The Archives strives to recover from other institutions and individuals information and records of cultural, artistic and historical value to the Kwakwaka'wakw.

Buildings

Holdings

Total Volume: 235 hours of audio tape, 1146 hours of video tape, 3685 slides, 1791 photographs, textual records<br /> Inclusive Dates: 1914-1994<br /> Predominant Dates: 1914-1926, 1980-1994

Finding aids, guides and publications

Access area

Opening times

Museum Hours:
Regular Hours (Labour Day to Victoria Day): Tuesday through Saturday,
9 am to 5 pm.
Summer Hours (Victoria Day to Labour Day): Daily, 9 am to 5 pm.

Access conditions and requirements

Accessibility

Services area

Research services

Reproduction services

Public areas

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised by BCANS Coordinator, March 23, 2011.

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Clipboard

Primary contact

1 Front Street

Alert Bay, BC
CA