Library and Archives Canada presents—The Ones that Got Away

A closer look at the exhibition Canada: Who Do We Think We Are?

Presentation on the exhibition Who Do We  Think We Are?


It seems impossible for an exhibition to tell the whole story.

With one of the largest, most historically significant collections in the country, Library and Archives Canada specialists and curators are often spoiled for choice! Choosing what goes into an exhibition and what gets left behind becomes a challenge.

Join us on September 20 to explore some examples of important art from LAC’s collection that could have been part of the exhibition Canada: Who Do We Think We Are? but for a variety of reasons “got away.”

Following this presentation by the exhibition curator, we invite you to tour the exhibition in the Morley Callaghan Room, where Madeline Trudeau will be on hand to answer questions about works of original art in the exhibition.

Wednesday, September 20, Ottawa at 395 Wellington Street
Time Event

1:00–1:45 pm

Presentation by exhibition curator Madeleine Trudeau, Pellan Room (2nd floor)

1:45–2:15 pm

Self-guided tour of exhibition, Morley Callaghan Room (1st floor)


About the exhibition Canada: Who Do We Think We Are?

Get ready to be intrigued, and maybe even surprised and amused, by this exhibition that explores different ideas about Canada and being Canadian. It looks beyond Canada’s 150 years as a Confederation to earlier periods when figures like Samuel de Champlain were exploring the potential of the country.


Madeleine  Trudeau

Madeleine Trudeau

Madeleine Trudeau completed her university studies in Canada and at the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, United Kingdom. She has a special interest in French 18th-century art; her graduate work focused on La Malheureuse Famille Calas, a fascinating engraved portrait produced during the time of Voltaire.

Madeleine has worked with the art collections at Library and Archives Canada (LAC) since 2006. She was a curator of acquisitions and research for the national portrait collection and is currently an art archivist and curator with LAC’s Exhibitions section.

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