Building Our Collections

The Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre is building up it’s collection of photographs, stories and items from the people who lived along the waterfront!

What are these collections?

The Centre has an archival room which was specially designed to house the communities most precious items for our archival and museum displays.

Where will these collections be kept?

These collections will be kept primarily in the Centre’s Archival Room and temporary exhibit space. Once a conservator is hired we will work on these items to make sure they will be supported, cleaned and in some cases fixed. These conservation efforts will ensure the items will be on display for future generations.

What Can I do?

We are looking for the stories of the people who lived along the waterfront this may only include photographs as far back as the 1920’s, but may also include stories or items much older. The Centre will take these photographs, stories and items conserve them, digitize and enter them into a database. These will be used to help visitors to the Centre understand our ways of life as well as keep these items safe from decay for future generations!

What are we looking for?
  • Pictures
  • Journals/Diaries
  • Letters/notes
  • Birth/death certificates
  • Marriage/education/business certificates or licenses
  • Books
  • Drawings
  • Paintings
  • Beading patters
  • Sewing patterns
  • Regalia
  • Dolls
  • Hunting Tools
  • Boxes or cans from Taylor & Drury Store
  • Clothing
  • Carving
  • and of course, your stories about living on the waterfront (Whiskey Flats, Moccasin Flats, Sleepy Hallow, ShipYards Park, Marwell)