First Nations Baskets at the Langley Centennial Museum
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Langley Centennial Museum & National Exhibition Centre
The Langley Centennial Museum is a not-for-profit heritage preservation and public education organisation established as a line department of the Township of Langley. It is a very active award-winning heritage centre with a mission to connect and involve people with their cultural heritage through collecting and preserving the heritage of the Township, creating exhibitions internally as well as borrowing them from other institutions, offering school and other public programmes, spearheading special events for the community, partnering with and assisting community organisations and individuals with heritage preservation, and providing public access to our heritage resources.
The Langley Centennial Museum has a total of 91 First Nations baskets from several donors including Aida Freeman among nearly 400 Aboriginal artifacts as part of collections that total more than 9,000 objects, 5,850 historic photographs, and 138 linear feet of other archival records. The Museum has been fortunate to have received funding from the Museums Assistance Programme of the Department of Canadian Heritage to research and conserve our First Nations Baskets. Some of the results of this work are demonstrated on this Basket web site and the conservation work carried out is outlined at http://www.langleymuseum.org/baskets/conservation.html .
Langley Centennial Museum
P.O. Box 800 (9135 King Street)
Fort Langley, BC, V1M 2S2