In Tents: How We Camped January 17th to April 27th
Camping under the stars is as Canadian as hockey and curling. The Nanaimo Museum's first feature exhibit of 2013, In Tents: How We Camped, explores one of Canada's favorite pastimes. Produced by the Nanaimo Museum with the assistance of local collectors, the exhibit is a nostalgic look at camping before the arrival of bring-it-all-with-you travel trailers and RVs. Through a series of recreated “campsites” visitors can explore a world of living under canvas stretching almost 100 years. Do you have a camping memory or photo you would like to share in the exhibition?
Help us build a collection of images and stories for future generations by submitting your memories to email@example.com with “Camping” in the subject line, or stop by and drop them off at our front desk. For the full press release click here.
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Art Deco Fashions May 9th to August 6th
The Art Deco movement had a profound influence on the world of fashion in the 1920s to 1930s. In the upcoming feature exhibit Art Deco Fashions, visitors to the Nanaimo Museum can view over 25 garments and accessories that beautifully represent the era’s trends of simplicity, cubism, and youthfulness. Beginning in Paris, the style quickly gained worldwide popularity, drawing inspiration from geometric shapes to evoke elegance and modernity. It was also influenced by an increased ability to travel world wide – bringing inspiration from faraway places such as Russia, Egypt, and Mexico. Pieces were selected from the collections of guest curators, Ivan Sayers and Claus Jahnke, the Nanaimo Museum and other private collections. The exhibit runs from May 9th to August 6th.
Expedition Arctic August 13th to November 2nd
Details to be announced.
TOYS November 14th to December 31st
Details to be announced. Community contributions encouraged!
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