Artifacts Bring Authenticity
As a best-selling novel, Tony Award-winning stage production and Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster film, War Horse has vividly evoked for millions of readers and viewers the heroism and tragedy of First World War cavalry units. Now, Mirvish Productions in Toronto has gone a step further in the quest for authenticity.
Celebrating a Remarkable Life
The Second World War was a vast and complex drama, carrying within it countless individual stories. One of these has been brought vividly to life in a special exhibition at the Canadian War Museum, New Brunswickers in Wartime, 1914–1946. Courage, sacrifice, triumph: Gerald Carty’s story has it all.
An Extraordinary Gift
When Auguste Vachon and his wife Paula Gornescu-Vachon began collecting ceramics featuring Canadian heraldry (coats of arms, armorial bearings, insignia and other related symbols) in the mid-1980s, even they had no inkling that their collection would eventually include more than 1,100 ceramic pieces representing the entire spectrum of Canadian heraldry.
Part of Canada’s Arctic History Returns Home
In the waters off the southeast coast of Baffin Island, an immense iceberg towers a hundred metres above the illustrious British ship HMS Terror. This dramatic watercolour, painted in 1836 by Admiral Sir George Back, one of the greatest British explorers of the Arctic, was recently acquired at auction in Britain by the Canadian Museum of Civilization.