Wednesday, 2 March 2016

INTERSECTIONS, METALS AND A MUSEUM MEETUP!

WHAT'S HAPPENING WEDNESDAY

BY: NATANIA SHERMAN

Welcome to Wednesday! It may be cold outside, but I hope this week's line up of events will inspire some of you to bundle up and brave the cold. There are quite a few museum happenings this week that are particularly relevant to the School community.

(Metals, Time, and Orientation, Source)

1. Tomorrow, Thursday March 3rd, is the final public discussion for the series Metals and Memory as part of the Jackman Humanities Institute's "Things That Matter" year. This instalment is on the theme of Metals, Time and Orientation and features Bryan Gaensler, Professor and Director for the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, John Hampton, the Artistic Director of Trinity Square Video, and Hannah Turner, Lecturer for the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto. This event will take place at Victoria Chapel (91 Charles Street West) from 4-6pm.

(Myseum of Toronto's Intersections Festival launches this weekend. Source)

2. On Sunday March 6th from 3-6 pm, be sure to visit Myseum of Toronto's Intersections Festival, a festival of exhibitions highlighting Toronto's diversity. The exhibits will explore the ways that culture, nature and history intersect in the city. Exhibitions and programming will take place in many locations across Toronto. Check out www.myseumoftoronto.com/intersections for all exhibits, events, and interactive community experiences.

3. On Thursday March 10th, there will be a Drinking About Museums event at the Victory CafĂ©. This meet-up is a great way to get to know museum professionals in a relaxed setting. We will have people joining us from a diverse range of sectors and professional skill sets. This event is informal and free but If you are interested in joining museum professionals and students for drinks and discussion, please register at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/drinking-about-museums-toronto-…

(Source)

4. Finally on March 16th, Historic Campbell House Museum, will be holding the opening reception of The Ward: Representations and Realities, 1890-1950. This exhibition is a partnership between Myseum of Toronto and Campbell House which explores Toronto's largest slum through artifacts and photographs.This exhibition is curated by Paul Bishop, Daniel Panneton and Marisa Strom and runs from March 16th until April 21st. The opening reception is on March 16th from 5-9pm.

Hope to see you there!


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