Museum Collections

The Kitikmeot Heritage Society has environmentally controlled storage spaces for its archive and material collections. As the KHS is not an organization dedicated to collecting artifacts, it limits the type and amount of artifacts it accepts into its collection. As storage space is limited, many of our exhibited collections are on long-term loan from other museums. Much of the Kitikmeot Heritage Society’s collection does not consist of material objects. We also collect local knowledge about Inuit customs, oral history, dance, music, and traditional skills. Knowledge about these subjects is preserved in the memories and stories of local elders, which we document and store in our archives in the form of audio and visual recordings, books, written interviews, and film documentaries.

This section is used to showcase exhibits both owned by the Kitikmeot Heritage Society and on loan from other organizations.

The Diamond Jenness Collection

The Diamond Jenness Collection

Diamond Jenness was an anthropologist who participated in the Canadian Arctic Expedition (1913-18), a national team of researchers who sought to record unmapped areas of the Arctic.   read more

The Eva Strickler Collection

The Eva Strickler Collection

The Eva Strickler Collection consists primary of Inuit dolls and sewn materials, and was donated to the Kitikmeot Heritage Society in 2013.   read more