Photograph of a Chinese hat by Anne Bissonnette

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. For more efficient use of the Collection’s resources, all faculty and staff will be asked to make their requests for tours and other educational/research activities in the Collection in the beginning of each term.

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

Community members are invited to access the Collection through our Web site, tours (when possible by appointment only), 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 Human Ecology Gallery features rotating exhibitions yearly.
These exhibitions are free to the public. No appointments are needed for exhibition viewing.

Current Exhibitions

Human Ecology Building, first floor, east entrance

Gallery hours
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
Holidays: please call 780.492.3824 for this information as it varies
2017-2018 holidays: the building will be locked (university closed) December 25, 2017, to January 1, 2018


“Behind the scene” tours of the Collection’s Storage are offered to the public once a month by appointment only.  Groups are welcome (minimum of two and maximum of eight individuals per tour). Please contact the Collections Manager for information on the upcoming tour date and to book an appointment. Our public tours are free, but donations are welcome. There are many ways one can contribute to the running and development of the Clothing and Textile Collection. Click here to fnd out more.



Vlada Blinova, Collections Manager
103 Human Ecology
Phone: (780) 492-2528
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