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To The Gathering Place

June 24, 2017 @ 10:00 am - February 25, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Five pairs of shoes and boots from the Guelph Museums collection arranged in a semi circle. White background.


From the Attawandaron Nation that gathered to farm and trade, to the most recent newcomers journeying from across the globe, Guelph has been shaped and enriched by the individuals and families who have traveled to it. Through personal accounts, artifacts and images, To the Gathering Place presents an engaging selection of stories of those who have searched for new beginnings in Guelph.

Guest curated by Lisa Hunter.

Transported: Objects of Meaning and the Immigrant Experience

Five short films and an installation featuring stories and objects contributed by Mwangi Wa Wairimu (Kenya), Oluwaseun Jilani (Nigeria), Amira AL Tahhan (Syria), Nicola Maggs (England) and Farshad Mazloumi (Iran).

Transported is directed by Dawn Matheson with cinematography and editing by Erin MacIndoe Sproule and is part of the Guelph Film Festival’s annual Hidden Histories project, presented in partnership with The Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition and Ed Video Media Arts Centre with funding from The Guelph Community Foundation.

The five films, along with a display of significant objects will be on display within the exhibit To the Gathering Place, at the Guelph Civic Museum until February 25, 2018.

Guelph Museums Canada 150 logo. A blue droplet shaped marker has a white speech bubble in the centre. Inside the speech bubble is a red maple leaf graphic. To the right of the graphic is red text that reads Canada 150 Guelph 190.Government of Canada logo featuring the Canada 150 design. A black line drawing of a maple leaf with many interconnected segments.

Funded in part by the Government of Canada
Financé en partie par le gouvernement du Canada


June 24, 2017 @ 10:00 am
February 25, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
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Civic Museum
52 Norfolk Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4H8 Canada
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