About Our Collection
Our collection is the foundation of the museum as we strive to protect and share Alberta's sports history. The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame houses over 16,000 artifacts in its collection and continues to add new acquisitions through donations. Artifacts include clothing, equipment, trophies, medals, programs, and much more.
In 2017, we completed the renovations of our collections facility! The sizable collection expansion, including an inventory of over 15,000 artifacts in our collection was a massive addition.
We have successfully inventoried all the items, carefully packed the artifacts, moved them to a temporary home for a few months off-site, moved them all back into the museum, carefully unpacked all the artifacts, and found them a new location in the upgraded collections room. While we will still have work to do to finish some of the smaller side projects, we are happy to have all 16,000+ artifacts back in their rightful home.
None of this would be possible without the financial support from Canadian Economic Diversification Fund through the federal government and the Community Facility Enhancement Program through the provincial government. We received additional funding from the Alberta Museums Association. We are so grateful for the continued support of these organizations, whose assistance has allowed this long-awaited project to come to fruition. We greatly appreciate all the financial contributions individuals have made to the project over the past year.
The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum is currently undergoing a deaccessioning project that will run through 2021. This project is aimed at the removal of duplicates from our collections and items which do not fit the mandate of this institution. Our goal is to re-home as many of these items to other museums and public trust institutions as possible.
Projects such as this are vital to maintaining a healthy collection and ensuring that items are in the best possible location for preservation and exhibit purposes. If you have any questions about this process, please do not hesitate to reach out to the museum.
Collecting is a vital part of the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame activities and is crucial in the preservation of Alberta's sports heritage for future generations. If you have an item that you would like to donate to our permanent collection please email email@example.com to discuss the process. To see our recent acquisitions, CLICK HERE.
The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame would like to extend a sincere thank you to the Alberta Museums Association for their continued support in funding our ongoing Collections projects, Collections Deaccessioning and Adpative Sports Gallery. These funds have continued the growth of the Collection and Exhibits.