Royal Alberta Museum's Acheson Collection Centre

  • Tuesday, September 19
  • 9:00am – 12:00pm, Pre-Conference Study Tour


The Acheson Collections Centre is a 65,000 square-foot off-site artifact centre built for the long term care, processing, and keeping of collections for the Royal Alberta Museum and associated heritage sites. It supports a number of collection rooms with specific environmental conditions and specialized storage for a wide variety of artifacts and specimens. In addition, it has a number of specialized work rooms for conservation, archaeology, and collections processing, a generous library area,  multiple office and meeting areas, and a dirty preparation space and collections gatekeeping area off a substantial loading dock. 


This half-day tour will provide delegates with an intimate look at the ways in which the Government of Alberta is seeking to provide functional space designed specifically for collections in order to preserve and maintain the province’s natural and human heritage collections