This year 18 institutions across the province really have their creative juices flowing!
Think Alberta's archives are only black and white? Challenge your perceptions during Archives Week 2011 with a brilliant array of brilliant, vibrant, colourful photographs, drawings and other archival media drawn from 23 of Alberta's archival institutions.
Relive childhoods past during Archives Week 2010 through this exhibit of images of childhood and growing up from 24 archival institutions across Alberta.
For Archives Week 2009, dive into Alberta's sporting past with images of summer and winter sports from 20 archival institutions across the province.
Archival institutions of the present dust off images of futuristic innovation and technology from long ago in Historic Hi-Tech, the 2008 Archives Week virtual exhibit that features submissions from 20 archives around Alberta.
During Archives Week 2007, a virtual menagerie takes over when Alberta's archives unleash the family pets, working animals, untamed wildlife and exotic creatures from the past that normally lurk quietly in the stacks. Beware!
Click here to see the Archives Society of Alberta's 2006 virtual exhibit, In Defence of Alberta, containing contributions from 14 archival institutions throughout the province.
In honour of Alberta’s one-hundredth birthday, the Archives Week 2005 exhibit explores the different roles Alberta plays in the national scene, including its participation in events such as Expo 67, Royal Visits, Canada Day celebrations, and Olympic competitions. This exhibit also includes lesson plans for the Grade 4 Alberta Social Studies curriculum. Flash Player 7 required.
The Archives Week 2004 exhibit honours pioneering Alberta women who made a difference in the fields of politics, arts, education, business, and many other fields.
For Archives Week 2003, the exhibit looks at Alberta's architectural achievements both great and small, from Frank Lloyd Wright's Banff Pavilion to the Calgary Tower, from scenes of the first Legislature to houses real and imagined.
Tuck into the Archives Week 2002 exhibit for a menu filled with images of tasty treats, delectable morsels, and other nourishing tidbits from Alberta’s culinary past that can be found in Alberta’s archival institutions.
The 2001 Archives Week exhibit challenges the stereotypical quiet, calm reputation of archival institutions by presenting images of extreme weather, sports, tools, and even opinions!
For those who thought that archival institutions are filled with boring documents, Archives Week 2000 illustrates the “passion preserved” within their walls. Explore agitation, love, obsession, grief, and other emotions expressed in the records preserved by archival institutions.
During Archives Week 1999, discover how archival records give a variety of locations in Alberta their “sense of place.”
In honour of Archives Week 1998, Alberta's archives invite you to slip into the past and share a day in the life of several unique Albertans, including a soldier, a judge, a suffragette, and a monarchist among others.