In recent Canadian population censuses, over 120,000 of
Canada's residents claimed Hungarian as their ancestry ...
- Carenza Collection of Italian
In November 2000 an important collection of Italian music records
was donated to the Canadian Museum of Civilization (CMC) by Frank
- Immigration to Canada
An historical overview of immigration to Canada ...
Canadian Women of African Descent
Discover personal facets of the immigrant experience of Canadian women born
in African societies. These women left their native countries to settle in
Canada. Like many other Canadians of various origins, their profile has
been shaped by a great diversity of languages, ethnic groups, religions and
cultures. Through personal objects, letters, postcards and family photos
the women interviewed here share their life stories.
As well as allowing us to understand these womens journeys, this
project is also thought-provoking because it contributes to the development
of museological approaches featuring citizen participation, encounters and
In memoriam, Dr. Aïda Kaouk
- The Deichmann Pottery Collection
Among the earliest craftspeople in Canada to set up a studio and to make a
living by selling their work were Erica and Kjeld Deichmann ...
- Wedding Rituals
As social events that bring families and communities together in
celebration, weddings are among the most important and universal of all
life cycle rituals celebrated in human society ...
- Musical Instruments
Musical performances have served a number of important roles within
immigrant communities. Instruments that accompanied immigrants to Canada
became important and functional objects for individuals, families and
Nickerson Collection of Children's Art
Created by children ages 3 to 19, the Nickerson Collection includes
everything from portraits to landscapes, cultural celebrations to festivals,
and everyday life to pure fantasy ...
Belief Systems and Ritual
Religious beliefs and practices provided immigrants and their families
with a sense of familiarity and continuity with the past, in the midst
of the many changes and adjustments they faced in a strange new land ...
- Trunks and Travel
In the past 400 years, millions of immigrants have arrived on Canada's
shores. Motivated by the desire to better their lives and those of
their children, they left their homelands having packed their
essential belongings in bags and baggage of all kinds and sizes ...
In the period from 1869 to 1924, British charitable agencies sent
more than 80,000 children to live in rural Canada. Among the
agencies involved in this work, the largest was Barnardo's Homes,
under whose care nearly one-third of the children came to Canada ...
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