About Us

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We acknowledge that we live, work and play on traditional Treaty 7 territory. This treaty was signed in 1877 with the Iyarhe (Stoney) Nakoda Nation (Bearspaw, Chiniki, Wesley) the Blackfoot Confederacy (Kainai, Piikani, Siksika), the Tsuu T’ina—part of the Dene people, and Queen Victoria. The Whyte Museum is also located within Metis Region 3. We recognize the diverse Indigenous peoples past, present and future whose footsteps mark this territory including the Ktunaxa, Secwepemc, Metis, Dene and Mountain Cree.

We are dedicated to working in partnership with Indigenous communities in a spirit of (re)conciliation and change.

We commit to being open and humble, always respecting the knowledge and wisdom of the first peoples of this land.

Peter Whyte and Catharine Robb Whyte, the founders of the Whyte Museum, shared a unique friendship with several Stoney Nakoda families. We honour this relationship and are deeply appreciative of the fact that we too are guests here in this very special place. 

Mission

In the spirit of Peter and Catharine Whyte, the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies acquires, preserves, interprets and makes accessible the history and culture of the Rocky Mountains of Canada by inspiring and cultivating the exchange of knowledge and ideas through our collections, programs and exhibitions.

Vision

The Whyte Museum is a progressive and creative organization with an international reputation for excellence.

• Reflects its cultural roots in the Canadian Rockies by developing and managing its collections for preservation, accessibility and programming.
• Relates to its communities to ensure that its image and activities are relevant, responsive and respectful of public interest.
• Fosters public support and develops its endowments allowing it to be independent.
• Attracts dedicated staff, volunteers, and Board who recognize it as a distinctive place to work and contribute.

Strategic Plan

The Whyte Museum’s Strategic Plan commits the Museum to the following goals:

• To establish the Whyte Museum as a centre of excellence for the exhibition, animation and collection of works of art, archival, heritage materials, library, and photography consistent with its Mission.
• To be financially responsible and encourage greater financial self-sufficiency and sustainability.
• To establish the Whyte Museum as an engaged, relevant and valued community resource and source of pride in Banff and the Bow Corridor.

Board of Directors

Marino DiManno, Chair
Donald Watkins, Vice-Chair
Dan Marinangeli, Treasurer
Stuart Back
Joan Booth
Alexandra Montgomery
Allison Edwards
Rod Green
Grit McCreath
George Schwarz
Hope Smith

Careers

Employees of the Whyte Museum enjoy a rewarding and culturally rich work environment. A full benefits package is available to regular and long-term staff.


The following positions are currently available:

 

The following opportunities are currently available: 

 

The Peter and Catharine Whyte Foundation have the

following opportunities available: 

Publications

Learn more about the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies in The Cairn, print and digital publications.

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111 Bear Street, Banff, Alberta, T1L 1A3, Canada

T: 1 403 762 2291   

E: info [at] whyte.org

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The Whyte Museum gratefully acknowledges the support of The Peter and Catharine Whyte Foundation and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts

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