Research and Learning
Students are invited to access the Collection online, through class visits, volunteer opportunities, internships, and practicums. They are also encouraged to use the Collection for case studies in courses such as design, history, business, marketing, material culture and museum studies.
Faculty members in all disciplines are invited to use the Collection as a resource within courses. Contact the Collections Manager to discuss possible uses and book class tours.
Researchers are invited to access clothing and textile materials through the Collection Web site or by appointment. Contact the Collections Manager by mail, email, or telephone for information requests about the Collection.
The Collection staff periodically accepts interns from the University of Alberta and from other educational institutions. Although priority is given to University of Alberta students, all interested parties should contact the Collections Manager to discuss internship possibilities.
Community members are invited to access the Collection through our Web site, tours (available by appointment), volunteer opportunities and changing exhibitions. Information on tours to the public is listed below. Please contact the Collections Manager by mail, email or telephone to schedule tours.
Collections Visitation and Use
The Anne Lambert Clothing and Textiles Collection can be accessed by students, faculty, researchers, and members of the public through exhibitions and tours.
The Anne Lambert Clothing and Textiles Collection can be accessed by students, faculty, researchers, and members of the public through exhibitions and tours. Visitors are welcome to come for self-guided exhibition viewings of the Human Ecology Gallery from Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. The gallery is located in the lobby of the Human Ecology building and is free to all. Visitors must enter on the south end of the Human Ecology Building to access the Human Ecology Gallery and/or the Collection Storage entry.
Individual students, faculty members, and researchers who want to arrange for a research appointment to examine specific artifacts must contact the Collections Manager two weeks ahead of time.
“Behind the scene” tours of the Collection’s Storage to student groups are offered by appointment only and are subject to availability. Two months notice is required to arrange for Collection’s Storage tours for class visits for UofA students and senior high school students.
Please be advised that during the fall and winter terms we have a limited capacity to accommodate public tour requests and normally offer only one tour a month when possible. Public tours are provided on a first come first served basis and are subject of staff availability. Visiting groups from the public require a minimum of two (2) and maximum of eight (8) individuals per group. Please contact the Collections Manager to inquire about the availability of Collection’s Storage tours.
The Human Ecology Gallery features rotating exhibitions yearly.
These exhibitions are free to the public. No appointments are needed for exhibition viewing.
Location of the Human Ecology Gallery:
Human Ecology Building, first floor, south-east entrance
Summer hours (June 1-August 31): Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The rest of the year: Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Typical holiday closures: the building will be locked (university closed) December 25 and January 1.
Holidays: Please call 780.492.3824 for this information as it varies.