As the MAG is in a City-owned facility, we are adhering to City of Red Deer policy and taking part in the provincial Restrictions Exemption Program. Visitors aged 12 and older will need to provide proof of vaccination, proof of vaccination exemption, or proof of a negative test result. View our Calendar of Events for What's On this January!

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the MAG appraise items?

No. The MAG is a non-profit public institution and we do not provide appraisal and authentication services. For this expertise, we suggest you try antique dealers, art dealers or auctioneers. You can also check out Canadian Chapter of the International Society of Appraisers. "[They] are a not-for-profit, member-driven association, formed to support [their] member needs and to enhance public trust by producing qualified and ethical appraisers who are recognized authorities in personal property appraising."

I want to donate something to the MAG.
What do I do?

Contact our Collections Coordinator, Melanie Berndt, to discuss it. We are always grateful to be offered material, but we are strict about what we accept. The MAG is interested in artifacts and works of art which are in good shape and well documented and which help to tell significant stories about people, and their cultures, lifestyles and history.

To become part of our collections, an artifact must:
• Be significant and specific to Red Deer and/or Central Alberta;
• Be unique. It must not duplicate items already in our collections
• Come with rich supporting information.

How can I see the collections that aren’t on exhibit?

Call us to make an appointment. When contacting us please be specific about your interests. It is not always possible to browse through a large number of items. Appointments to view artifacts are available when staff have time in their work schedules, so please call ahead to make sure that a staff person will be available to show you the items that you are interested in.

For information about the collection and the library, contact MAG Collections Coordinator, Melanie Berndt at

Understanding the Collections

The Stories Behind the Objects” - the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery has launched a series of short videos on YouTube to assist with understanding the collection. Browse our youtube channel to learn more.

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