Friday, November 26, 2010

Help provide ideas for a new exhibit at The Rooms

When The Rooms opened, there were some comments that the Museum component did not do enough to tell the stories of 19th to 21st century Newfoundlanders and Labradorians. Since then, the facility has made an attempt to fix that problem, creating new displays and developing temporary exhibits.

Now, The Rooms has announced that in Spring 2013, the Elinor Gill Ratcliffe Gallery will open an exhibition which will tell Newfoundland and Labrador's "Social History" through stories of significant events, people, industries and traditions.

The museum will be selecting themes which reflect times of disappointment and loss, as well as celebration and pride. To do so, they are looking for public input.

"I am hoping that people will help us with ideas for the big stories, traditions, events, figures, and cultural stories of the province from the late 1700s to the present," says Mark Ferguson, Manager of Collections and Exhibitions for The Rooms Corporation, Provincial Museum Division.

You can have your say online at:

On the page, there is a basic form to submit ideas. Deadline for submissions is December 1st, 2010, so send The Rooms your ideas quickly.

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