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Research and Collections


MuseumsThe official definition of museums as set out by the International Council of Museums, (ICOM) states: A museum is a not-for-profit, permanent institution, in the service of society and its development and open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits for purposes of study, education and enjoyment, material evidence of man and his environment.

Aboriginal Cultural CentresAccording to the Canadian Museum Association, Aboriginal cultural institutions, particularly cultural centres, concentrate primarily on the notion of a living culture. Interpretation or cultural centres focus on an experience-based visit through an interactive, personal approach. Interpretation centres largely use objects to communicate the essence of a site or theme.

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