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The Project

THE ROAD: Constructing the Alaska Highway Web site was made possible through a partnership involving the Art Gallery of Alberta (formerly the Edmonton Art Gallery) and the Heritage Community Foundation. Phase 1 of the project involved the creation of a national, touring exhibition co-curated by Catherine Crowston, Deputy Director and Chief Curator, and Andrew Hunter, and organized and circulated by the Art Gallery of Alberta with the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage – Museums Assistance Program. The exhibition consisted of art works, artifacts, documentary materials and films produced from the time of the Highway's inception in 1942 right up to the present day. Phase 2 involved creation of the Web site and this was made possible with funding support from the Community Initiatives Program, Alberta Lotteries.

The Art Gallery of Alberta

Incorporated on 18 August 1924 under the Societies Act of Alberta, The Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) is the oldest cultural institution in Alberta and the province's only solely dedicated art museum. Located in the capital city of Alberta, and at the heart of its Arts District, the AGA serves the city of Edmonton (population 850,000), the province of Alberta, and a national audience through the development of collaborative exhibition projects, national touring exhibitions education programs and outreach activities.

The Art Gallery of Alberta is a museum dedicated to excellent and innovative practice in programming, stewardship, and presentation of visual arts in western Canada and across the nation. It creates a welcoming and engaging environment where people are motivated to transform their understanding of the world by connecting with the visual arts.

The Heritage Community Foundation

The Heritage Community Foundation is a charitable Trust (Charitable Number: 87082 2541 RR0001) committed to connecting people with heritage. As a new kind of community foundation, it is not bound by geography but based on interest in the value of heritage for individuals, their communities, and their society.

The Foundation's goal is for heritage to be valued by everyone. Heritage is broadly defined in all its aspects—historical, natural, cultural, scientific, and technological. To enable the greatest possible access to the resources of heritage institutions and organizations, the Foundation has become a leader in the development of online learning resources. The Foundation's extensive collection of websites can be found at AlbertaSource.ca, home of the Alberta Online Encyclopedia.

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