New podcast! Check out our latest episode, “Mr. Lowy’s Room of Wonder”

Our latest podcast episode is now available. Check out “Mr. Lowy’s Room of Wonder”.

Down an obscure hallway at our downtown Ottawa location, there is a mysterious room overflowing with majestic tomes and ancient wisdom. “The Lowy Room,” as it is affectionately called by LAC staff, is a self-contained museum housing over 3,000 rare, often unique items dating back to the 15th century. In 1977, Jacob M. Lowy donated this collection of Hebraica and Judaica to LAC on the condition that it be kept together as a distinct collection and with its own dedicated curator.

In this episode, we pay a visit to the current curator of the Jacob M. Lowy Collection, Michael Kent, who gives us a guided tour of some of the incredible items in the collection and shares the stories surrounding their journey.

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Have questions or want more information? Contact us at bac.balados-podcasts.lac@canada.ca.

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