Monthly Archive: February Cana
Canada 150 - Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia - table, crock and plate
Continuing my geographically rooted exploration of the Canadian Decorative Arts Collection, as the year of the dubious Canada 150 draws to a close, I come to the West, and am going to highlight some objects from our collection here from each of Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia all in one post.
CANADA 150 - Manitoba - The Manitoba Glass Company (and narrative gaps)
CANADA 150 - Ontario - Clay
CANADA 150 - Ontario - Blue Mountain Pottery
CANADA 150 - Ontario - Elmer Hookway
CANADA 150 – Ontario – Crokinole Board
No Cutting Corners: Canada C3 Explores our Country's Coastline
Guest Blog written by 2017 Environmental Visual Communication student Mary Paquet
Have you ever been in a place where you knew that not many other people had ever stepped foot? As an “ocean nation”, surrounded on three sides by the longest coastline of any other country, there are nooks and crannies of our country that are yet to be experienced by many Canadians. This summer, through an exciting ocean-based expedition called Canada C3, along with an interactive hub at the ROM that connects museum visitors to this expedition, many Canadians will be able to experience the coastal landscapes of our country from another perspective, and connect the rest of us to those extraordinary places. Read on for more info about the Canada C3 expedition and how you can interact with its voyage!
CANADA 150 - Quebec - Hair Memorial
CANADA 150 - Quebec - Trade beads
This week, I want to write about beads.
CANADA 150 - Nova Scotia – Amos Pewter
Mahone Bay is a beautiful town just south of Halifax, on the eastern shore of Nova Scotia. I stopped there on a holiday with my family this summer, and was charmed by the sheltered harbour, the tall trees, and the lovely shops. It was a perfect place to stretch our legs and eat some ice cream. When we were there, I noticed that we drove by Amos Pewter, and smiled at the memory of a Christmas ornament made of pewter that I once received as a gift from a dear friend.