2017 is just around the corner and the new year marks Canada's 150th - or sesquicentennial - birthday. In Kamloops, we'll be doing more than lighting candles and eating cake - we've planned a year-long list of events and we're inviting everyone to celebrate with us.
First up, the the Kamloops Museum and Archives has set up a pop-up museum in City Hall. The Talking Walls Project, designed by KMA curator Matt MacIntosh, brings photographs, text, and artefacts into the lobby of City Hall. The installation presents Kamloops' many histories to the public in a unique and creative way.
Musuem supervisor, Julia Cyr, describes this pop-up installation as one of the ways to commemorate this important year and to "look at what has been our past and our history in the past 150 years, and what will it be in 150 years from now."
Media coverage of the Talking Walls Project:
This project is generously supported by the City of Kamloops and the BC Arts Council through the Museums and Visual Arts Organizations Project Assistance grant fund.