Talks & Performances

Kokum scarf
Kokum Scarves in 2022- Highlighting Indigenous-Ukrainian Connections

Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Registration Coming Soon! FREE Zoom program. RSVP Required. Researcher Leah Hyrcun and Kaska-Dena designer Natasha Peter sit with textile specialist Sarah Fee to explore, through textile design, the historical connections between Indigenous communities and Ukrainian families across Canada. Discover how Peter’s contemporary design work embodies the cross-cultural exchange, and how Kokum scarves have become a symbol of solidarity with Ukraine in 2022.
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Prosperous Treasure Boat. 1855. Woodblock print. (35.7 cm × 25.4 cm). Maker names unrecorded.  This acquisition was made possible with the generous support of the Louise Hawley Stone Charitable Trust.
Satire in Pictures

Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Registration Coming Soon! FREE Zoom program. RSVP Required. Examine the use of satire as a powerful and complex communications tool with Wes Tyrell, president of the Association of Canadian Cartoonists and ROM’s Akiko Takesue. Using the Museum’s collection of 19th century Japanese namazu-e, or catfish prints – quickly produced in the aftermath of the 1855 Edo earthquake that did significant damage to what is now Tokyo – Tyrell and Takesue compare and contrast these satirical Earthquake Prints with contemporary Canadian political cartoons, guiding the audience through the historic and cultural references that allows satire to resonate with its target audiences.
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Being Ukrainian-Canadian in 2022

Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Registration Coming Soon! FREE Zoom program. RSVP Required. Discover the complex history of Ukrainian-Canadians in Canada – identity, cultural heritage, trauma, and resilience – from the perspectives of three diverse emigration experiences. In this digital conversation, Denys Volkov, Olenka Bilash, and Alexandra Chyczij join moderator Myroslav Shkandrij for an intimate exploration of their personal connections to both Ukraine and Canada, reflecting on their experiences this past year and how their family heirlooms provide a tangible connection to a shared heritage.
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