GATINEAU, QC, April 24, 2018 /CNW/ - Library and Archives Canada is pleased to announce the launch of Premiere: New acquisitions at Library and Archives Canada. The exhibition starts today at 395 Wellington Street in Ottawa and runs until December 3, 2018. Admission is free.
Our collection represents the documentary heritage of all Canadians. It spans our history and continues to grow as Canada evolves. The new Premiere exhibition, located in the Morley Callaghan Room, 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 Avro 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 an exquisite Year of the Dragon embroidery that inspired a famous postage stamp, or a Stanley Cup souvenir bowl. 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.
To find out more, please see the supporting document in the appendix to this news release.
High-resolution images will be provided upon request.
"This exhibition pays tribute to our donors and recognizes their importance as they are the foundation upon which a great collection is built."
Guy Berthiaume, Librarian and Archivist of Canada
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For further information: Dino Roberge, Media Relations, Library and Archives Canada, 819-994-4589, [email protected]