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1867

1867
Rebellion and Confederation

By Jean-François Lozier
November 2014, ISBN 978-0-660-20307-2
124 pages, 66 images, 15 x 15 cm, paperback
$9.95 (also in French)

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On July 1, 1867, Confederation was proclaimed. It marked the birth of today’s Canada and the culmination of a process that took nearly 30 years. 1867 – Rebellion and Confederation invites us to explore the journey of a society in transition and of people who fought, negotiated, and made compromises to better coexist.

By presenting the pivotal moments that led to the drafting of the British North America Act, the souvenir catalogue helps us recognize a legacy that is still echoed in our identity, our values and our institutions.

Fighting in Flanders

Fighting in Flanders
Gas. Mud. Memory.

By Mélanie Morin-Pelletier
November 2014, ISBN 978-0-660-20306-5
108 pages, 61 images, 15 x 15 cm, paperback
$9.95 (also in French)

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From the opening movements of the First World War, most of Belgium was occupied by German forces. Fighting in Flanders explores how Canadians in Belgium had to adapt to the significant challenges ― from the first use of poison gas in the Second Battle of Ypres to the hellish mud of Passchendaele.

This souvenir catalogue highlights the famous poem In Flanders Fields by John McCrae and examines how Canadian and Belgian collective memories of this conflict have evolved over the last 100 years.

Canada’s Titanic

Canada’s Titanic
The Empress of Ireland

By John Willis
May 2014, ISBN 978-0-660-20283-9
120 pages, 65 images, 15 x 15 cm, paperback
$9.95 (also in French)
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One foggy night in May of 1914, two ships collided on the St. Lawrence River. The Empress of Ireland, with 1,477 souls aboard, sank in less than 15 minutes. An estimated 1,012 people perished.

This souvenir catalogue leads you through the atmosphere of celebration following the departure from Québec City, the confused encounter in the fog, the fateful collision with the collier and the desperate rush to escape the sinking vessel.

Artifacts from this once-splendid ocean liner and historical photos help bring to life stories of loss and rescue, despair and bravery that were all part of the greatest maritime disaster in Canadian history.

Witness

Witness
Canadian Art of the First World War

By Amber Lloydlangston and Laura Brandon
April 2014, ISBN 978-0-660-20282-2
120 pages, 56 images, 15 x 15 cm, paperback
$9.95 (also in French)
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From the massive canvases painted by official war artists to the tiny personal sketches by amateur soldiers, Witness – Canadian Art of the First World War examines how Canadians captured their First World War experiences in art, both at home and overseas.

This souvenir catalogue showcases 56 oil paintings, watercolours, prints and sketches by 52 artists in full colour. As they did when they were produced, these works help us understand and appreciate the unprecedented contributions and sacrifices Canadians made between 1914 and 1918.

Transformations

Transformations
A. Y. Jackson and Otto Dix

By Laura Brandon
April 2014, ISBN 978-0-660-20281-5
120 pages, 50 images, 15 x 15 cm, paperback
$9.95 (also in French)
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Group of Seven painter A. Y. Jackson and German artist Otto Dix incorporated the brutal horrors that they saw as soldiers on the First World War front lines into their later landscape art.

Transformations – A. Y. Jackson and Otto Dix shows how the two artists drew on memories of the physical destruction they witnessed at the front to create artworks that mourned the conflict’s consequences and reflected the post-war evolution of Canadian and German national identity.

Arranged chronologically into five sections, from their early years to their deaths, this souvenir catalogue traces the impact of the First World War on both artists’ careers. It includes 44 full-colour images of landscape paintings, drawings and prints, some never before seen in Canada.

The Grand Hall

The Grand Hall
First Peoples of Canada’s Northwest Coast

By Leslie Tepper
March 2014, ISBN 978-0-660-20279-2
108 pages, 55 images, 15 x 15 cm, paperback
$9.95 (also in French)
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Explore the Aboriginal cultures of Canada’s Pacific Coast through this richly illustrated souvenir catalogue of the Museum’s Grand Hall. Discover ancient and contemporary works of Northwest Coast art found in every aspect of daily life from simple tools to the complex ceremonial regalia, masks and theatrical pieces created for public performance. Soaring totem poles and magnificent house front paintings draw attention to the vaulted ceiling and stunning architecture of the Grand Hall itself.

The Northwest Coast exhibition, developed in consultation and with the assistance of Northwest Coast First Nation artists, curators and scholars, reveals an extraordinary culture that has existed in Canada for thousands of years.

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