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Below is a reply from Curator Ken Lister:


Thank you for your comments and interest.  The new exhibit about the French River Rapids project is located in the Paul Kane section in the Daphne Cockwell Gallery of Canada: First Peoples.  Nineteen of Paul Kane's paintings are on display.  The section that discusses Kane's painting, French River Rapids, delves into the problem of finding the site that Kane painted and then its ultimate excavation.  The display includes the artifacts we recovered, the excavation drawings, photographs of the area, and Kane's painting and relevant sketches.  In a previous exhibit, I looked at other sites that Kane sketched including those in Georgian Bay, on Manitoulin Island, St. Marys River, and along the Kaministiquia River-Dog Lake fur-trade route in northwestern Ontario. 
This work has been published in a book titled, Paul Kane/ the Artist/: Wilderness to Studio that is dedicated to all of Paul Kane's paintings and sketches in the ROM's collection.  Additionally, the work is featured in an article titled, "Abandoned Landings: A Journey in Search of Paul Kane's Inspiration" published in the recent edition of ROM Magazine.  If interested, both of these publications are available in the ROM Shop.  
Best wishes,