The Dawson City Museum Project is a collaboration between the Dawson City Museum and Robin Nelson to document the Museum’s history in relation to government policy and community action.
The Dawson City Museum’s 60th anniversary is coming up, providing a great opportunity to both commemorate the Museum and critically reflect on its practices. More broadly, there are gaps in our understanding of community museums, their needs, and relationships to both government and community in what is now known as Canada. The Project aims to commemorate the Museum and address these gaps thanks to support from MacEwan University’s Community Engaged Scholarship Grant.
The Project involves document analysis and archival research on the Museum, community, and government policy. Current and former museum employees and volunteers are also being interviewed.
In 2022, we will release a podcast miniseries on the Museum and its history in time to celebrate its anniversary! There will also be updates posted as blog posts on an ongoing basis and, potentially, academic articles.
If you have any questions or would like to participate in the research, please contact Robin at firstname.lastname@example.org.