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Exhibits

2016

» Morris Lum - Re: Recording Chinese Histories
September 9, 2016 to February 25, 2017
Organized by the Kamloops Museum & Archives

Morris Lum is a Toronto-based photographer who has, over the past several years, produced a series of art projects documenting Chinatowns across Canada. The Kamloops Museum and Archives has introduced a new project that has collaborated with Morris Lum to explore our Collection and Archives as a way to explore the history of the Chinese Community in Kamloops. Through photographs, documents and historical artefacts, Lum's project raises questions about the role cultural norms play in the production and maintenance of cultural histories.

» Ground Control
April 22, 2016 to August 20, 2016
Organized by the Kamloops Museum & Archives

This exhibit explores skateboard culture with a focus on Kamloops. Along with an array of historical skateboards, boards from pros that have emerged from Kamloops, skateboard films, photos and video footage of local skateboarders, this exhibition highlights some of the issues that shape this activity which, more often than not, is embraced as a lifestyle more than a hobby.

Ground Control represents a step toward connecting Kamloops youth to Kamloops culture. This interactive display, encouraging visitors submissions and participation is one step for us in making it clear that we're all culture-makers, and culture matters here.

Front and Centre; Western Canada Theatre at 40
October 16, 2015 to April 9, 2016
Organized by the Kamloops Museum & Archives

Front and Centre derives from a place of relative honour within a theatre: the first row of auditorium seating at centre stage - the best seats in the house. Founded in 1975, the Company has rightfully claimed a place at the front and centre of cultural life both within and beyond our region. This exhibition puts their storied past in the spotlight.

Front and Centre; Western Canada Theatre at 40 is a showcase of costumes, props, videos, interactives and interviews, along with an evolving selection of digitized materials from the fascinating collection of WCT’s records including screenplays, correspondences and promotions.

2015

» Mary Spencer, Photographer
February 27 - October 2, 2015
Organized by the Kamloops Museum & Archives

Mary Spencer, Photographer, tells the story of Mary Spencer (1857 – 1938) who ten short years between 1899 and 1909, produced many of the most stunning photographs ever taken of Kamloops and the surrounding area. A prolific photographer, artist, and pioneer, to this day Spencer remains relatively unknown outside of Kamloops for her lasting contribution to the history of women photographers. Her portraits reflect honest vulnerabilities and sometimes humorous snapshots of a community on the threshold of modernity, when the sometimes stuffy assurances of the Victorian era were giving way to a new world.

Special thanks to the Province of British Columbia, the BC Arts Council, the City of Kamloops, and the Summerland Museum & Heritage Society.

2014

» Into the Fray
September 18, 2014 to December 31, 2014
Organized by the Kamloops Museum & Archives in partnership with the Rocky Mountain Rangers

Into the Fray explores an extraordinary moment of sacrifice through the eyes of the Kamloops Community and the individuals who experienced the war first-hand. Not all were lucky, not all would return. Their experiences reflect the darkness of war and the brightest hopes for the future.

» A Storied Land
May 15, 2014 to August 30, 2014
Organized by the Kamloops Museum & Archives in partnership with the Secwépemc Museum & Heritage Park

A Storied Land celebrates and interprets the living and evolving cultural landscapes of the Interior Salish, with special emphasis on the Secwépemc. Explored are artifacts connected to travel, daily life, artistic expressions, traditions, laws, stories, and beliefs held by the Interior Salish peoples. A Storied Land places the KMA artifacts in the wider context of the natural and cultural history of the region.

» Chinese Legacies: Building the Pacific Railway
January 10, 2014 to April 30, 2014
Organized by the Revel stoke Railway Museum and the Revel stoke Museum and Archives

Chinese Legacies tells the fascinating story of the Chinese labourers who helped build the Canadian Pacific Railway through the difficult mountain terrain between Port Moody and Craigellachie. Working under terrible conditions in extreme weather, Chinese labourers blasted tunnels, built bridges and levelled the right-of-way to make Canada's national railway a reality. Between 600 and 2,200 of these men died from accidents and sickness during construction.

Past Exhibitions
Information on the KMA’s past exhibitions is from 2014 to present. If you would like further information on any exhibitions please contact us.

Contact
Kamloops Museum & Archives
207 Seymour Street
Kamloops, BC V2C 2E7
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email museum@kamloops.ca

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