Launch of exhibition, Premiere: New Acquisitions at Library and Archives Canada

Exhibition - Premiere 

You are cordially invited to the launch of our new exhibition, Premiere: New Acquisitions at Library and Archives Canada

Anne of Green Gables, the Avro Arrow, and syphilis? You can find out about all three and more in this fascinating exhibition.

Our collection represents the documentary heritage of all Canadians. It spans our history and continues to grow as Canada evolves. The new Premiere exhibition offers a sneak peek at some eclectic collection items, including a manuscript of a play by important writer Jane Urquhart when she was a child, a design for a never-produced prototype of the ill-fated Arrow airplane, and a book from the 1700s dealing with a mysterious (at the time) illness now thought to have been a form of syphilis.

Discover a Stanley Cup souvenir bowl, or an exquisite Year of the Dragon embroidery that inspired a famous postage stamp. You can also see one of the oldest books in our collection, which will be making its first public appearance: Mivachar Ha-Peninim (Choice of Pearls) by Solomon Ibn Gabirol, published in 1484.

For this special exhibition, each item was carefully handpicked and described by Library and Archives Canada professionals, so visitors could learn more about why every single one represents a small but important piece of our nation’s heritage.

We hope you will attend the launch of this exhibition, to experience this unique and fascinating perspective on some of our newest collection pieces.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Library and Archives Canada
395 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario
Free admission

Appetizers will be served.

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