From coast to coast, collectors and museums from across Canada contribute exceptional pieces from their own collections to comprise this unique exhibition.
Illustrating the depth and diversity of collecting across the country, Canada Collects presents a range of iconic pieces of contemporary and historical art, ethnographic and political artifacts, specimens of natural history, decorative objects and other remarkable items. These artifacts help us to understand the unwavering interest in the cultures of other places and other people, and emphasize the importance of the object in the new ROM.
Included in the exhibition is Study for Portrait No. 1 by Francis Bacon, on loan from the National Gallery of Canada, a rare Anne of Green Gables manuscript on loan from the Confederation Centre Art Gallery and Pierre Trudeau’s canoe, on loan from the Canoe Museum in Peterborough.