The Unexpected Joy Of Visiting A Very Tiny Museum

The Unexpected Joy Of Visiting A Very Tiny Museum

These may seem like niche museums just for aficionados, but they can actually open up a whole new world for even the novice gallery-goer, forcing you to slow down and become truly immersed in one style, one artist’s oeuvre, or even just one work.

Canadian Museum of History receives prestigious International Design and Communication Award
The Canadian Museum of History has been presented with an International Design and Communication Award for its new Canadian History Hall. The Museum received the bronze award in the category Best Scenography for a Permanent Collection.
The International Design and Communication Awards were created in 2007 to celebrate excellence in design and communication among museums and art galleries around the world. The awards serve to encourage innovation in communications-related design, while providing a valuable forum for design professionals and cultural institutions.
For architectural design, the Canadian History Hall team worked closely with Douglas Cardinal, the Museum’s original architect extraordinaire who is responsible for the building’s iconic curved walls and domed ceiling. For exhibition design, it collaborated with GSM Project, a world-renowned pioneer in the field of exhibition design and production.
This is the first award for the Canadian History Hall, which opened on July 1, 2017. It is also the first international recognition for this made-in-Canada national narrative that explores our land’s human history over the past 15,000 years. Some of the unique and cutting-edge features of the Hall are the forensic reconstructions of a noble Indigenous family who lived 4,000 years ago and a large symbolic family tree of one of the first filles du roi (king’s daughters) to come to New France, with more than 600 of her descendants represented as branches and leaves.

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