About the Collection
The Ukrainian Museum of Canada has more than 30,000 objects in its permanent collection, including one of North America’s largest ethnic textile collections.
Alongside traditional tapestries (kylym) and embroideries (vyshyvanky and rushnyky), the museum has an extensive and exquisite collection of pysanky or Easter eggs.
We also have folk art, furniture, ceramics, traditional inlaid, engraved, and painted woodwork, and modern and contemporary Ukrainian and Ukrainian Canadian prints and paintings.
The museum is home to a set of 12 paintings by the late William Kurelek, which were commissioned by the Ukrainian Women’s Association of Canada to honour the lives of early Ukrainian women settlers in Canada.
We also boast a sizable collection of early Ukrainian Canadian ceramics, by potters including Peter Rupchan.
Dmytro Stryek and Ann Harbuz are two of the many Ukrainian Canadian folk artists with many paintings in our collection.
Planning for the Future
The museum is in the early stages of digitizing the collection. We hope, within a few years, to have many of the items in our collection, as well as exhibitions, available to view by all online.
Interested in Donating Objects?
The museum’s Collections Committee meets approximately three times per year to consider items offered to the collection. Donors interested in contributing artefacts or artworks to the Ukrainian Museum of Canada are asked to contact museum staff at: firstname.lastname@example.org or: 306-244-3800