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Call & Response: Querying the Collection

December 13, 2022 - April 9, 2023

Detailed view of Crazy Quilt. Different panels of fabric are shown, one which includes an embroidered butterfly and floral designs.

Banner Image: Crazy Quilt (detail), circa 1886, Guelph Museums 1994.30.28. Chosen by: Val Harrison

Using a community-curation and crowd-sourcing framework, Guelph Museums’ invited members, volunteers, and staff to select an item from the museum’s collection for display. Call & Response: Querying the Collection highlights what they are most interested in and why.

The exhibition opens in two phases: Phase I on second floor, December 13 to April 9, and Phase II on the first floor, January 17 to June 18.

Visitors to the museum are encouraged to respond to the items on display with their own reflections, experiences, and “queries”. Guests can share their impressions on our community corkboard or use our iPad portal to write directly to the Curatorial team.

Call & Response strives to connect artifacts to contemporary stories, shed light on the depth of Guelph Museums’ collection, and reveal gaps in our collecting narratives.


December 13, 2022
April 9
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