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Call for Photographers - Pier 21 Artist-in-Residence

Photographers are invited to submit proposals to be the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21’s Artist-in-Residence. This year, the Museum is accepting proposals from photographers who want to be inspired by the new exhibition Family Bonds and Belonging, from the Royal BC Museum, on display at the Canadian Museum of Immigration from March to November 2019. The six-month residency enables an artist to create new work that contributes to the Museum’s mandate while advancing their art practice.

Family Bonds and Belonging celebrates Canadian identity by exploring families and family history, linking past to present and province to nation. The exhibition honours and interprets the many ideas of family - those of biology, of choice, of association and of place. Through artifacts, family photos, home movies, heirlooms, costumes, clothing and oral histories, visitors will connect with the stories and traditions from early and contemporary families, immigrants and those who have always been here.

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Winter Family Fun Day : Pier Through the Eyes of a Child

This year, the Museum’s Winter Family Fun Day features a magical opportunity to explore the unique perspectives of the children of Pier 21. Our new, special tour of the Pier 21 exhibit highlights real stories and memories of children who took their first steps in Canada here. Throughout Winter Family Fun Day, families will be guided through the exhibit and historical spaces providing a chance to understand Canada’s immigration history from a different viewpoint. In addition, we invite visitors to join us for art making, film screenings, cookie decorating and a visit with our mascot, Fenton.

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Last Chance To See Refuge Canada

This is your final call. Refuge Canada, the most ambitious temporary exhibition that the Museum has ever done, will soon be closing. People of Halifax and surrounding area are reminded to visit the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 before Sunday, November 11th, to experience Refuge Canada’s powerful message before it’s gone.

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