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Saturday, October 21, 2017
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In celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation, the Ukrainian Museum of Canada, Ontario Branch’s new exhibit Trunk Tales: Leaving home ... finding home chronicles periods of Ukrainian immigration to Canada dating back to the late 1800s. It tells poignant stories of Ukrainian immigrants to Canada and revolves around four trunks brought over four major periods of immigration. Each trunk has its own fascinating history of hardship, loss and ultimately great hope and joy found in a new home in Canada. To support this exhibit which runs to March 31, 2018, we proudly announce the Trunk Tales: Leaving home ... finding home Workshops. These workshops will run in tandem with our on-going Lecture Series. All events will take place at 620 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON. Admission for lectures and workshops range from $20 to $40. To purchase tickets in advance please call 416-923-3318 ext. 105. Elizabeth Griffin holds a Masters degree in Art Conservation from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. She has trained and worked at the Costume Institute and the Sherman Fairchild Center for Objects Conservation at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and was awarded a Getty Internship at the Chicago Historical Society, Chicago. She has worked at the Institute of Archaeology and Cultural History, Museum of Natural History and Archaeology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway as Cultural History Conservator. Work includes conservation projects at the Royal Ontario Museum, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the University of Alberta, Edmonton, and Ontario Heritage Trust. She has taught graduate conservation courses at Queen’s University, and presented conservation topics in Canada, the USA and in the UK. In private practice since 2001, projects and services range from advisory services to treatments including cleaning, repair, stabilization, and preparation of artifacts for display and storage for a number of institutional clients and private collections. Major projects include treatment of large European tapestries, a series of century flags and banners as well as early costumes in in the Stratford Theatre Archive. With an interest in research aspects and the background of objects, the type of cultural artifacts treated ranges from decorative art, fine art, furnishings and upholstery, costume, ethnographic pieces as well as personal heirlooms.

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