The Acadians of the Island, a community and its history
The Acadian Museum of Prince Edward Island has a rich collection of artifacts related to the history and material culture of Island Acadians since the middle of the 19th century. Some of these artifacts can be seen in our permanent exhibit, while others are displayed regularly as part of our temporary exhibits.
The artifact collection sector is a priority at the Acadian Museum of Prince Edward Island. As there is no budget for acquisitions, all artifacts are acquired through generous donations, especially from Prince Edward Island Acadians. The museum’s collection contains almost 4,000 artifacts. The objects are catalogued and stored according to museum preservation standards. The environmental conditions in the storage area are controlled so that the temperature and relative humidity are maintained at 20C and 45C respectively. The lights in the exhibit rooms are incandescent.