FRAMS Projects

For 35 years, the Friends of Royal Alberta Museum Society has built a community engaged with the Royal Alberta Museum. FRAMS hosts events that encourage networking, community building, and engagement with Royal Alberta Museum’s feature galleries, exhibitions, and research.


Alberta’s Histories

The Friends of the Royal Alberta Museum Society partners with the Royal Alberta Museum to promote Alberta’s histories through engagement, research and collections.



The Friends of Royal Alberta Museum Society are proud to coordinate projects that foster accessibility and engagement between the museum and the broader community.

Dynamic Community

Friends of Royal Alberta Museum Society partners with external groups and organizations across Alberta to increase awareness of, engage with, and build support for the Royal Alberta Museum.

Go! Program

Initiated in April 2004, the FRAMS GO! Program provides complimentary day passes to Alberta families and individuals who, because of financial constraints, are not normally able to visit the Royal Alberta Museum. FRAMS works with 45 social service agencies to distribute the admission passes. Your contributions help us share the Royal Alberta Museum with as many Albertans as possible!

Indigenous Student Museum Internship (ISMI) program

IThe ISMI program offers a hands-on placement at the Royal Alberta Museum for a paid intern to work in any of the following sections of the museum this summer: Archaeology, Botany, Communications and Marketing, Conservation, Education, Ethnology (Native Studies), Geology, Invertebrate Zoology, Mammalogy, Ornithology, Paleontology and Western Canadian History.

Contributions to the Royal Alberta Museum’s collection

FRAMS sponsored the development and creation of:

  • the Pelican Diorama in the Wild Alberta Gallery.
  • an educational Allosurus dinosaur skull.

and financially supported the acquisition of artifacts such as:

  • the Southesk collection (1895)
  • a plate ‘Over The Mountain, Near Jasper House’ depicting the Milton & Cheadle expedition in Alberta in 1862
  • and the poignant ‘Blood Tears’ painting by Alex Janvier

Milton & Cheadle plate

‘Over The Mountain, Near Jasper House'

Allosaurus skull cast

Blood Tears by Alex Janvier

2001 acrylic on canvas