Lecture by curator Guislaine Lemay

Tuesday May 17, 2016, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Cap, 1875-1900, Haudenosaunee. Gift from Mlle Mary Ford, ME978.58.6., © McCord Museum

From Souvenir Object to Fantasy Object: Artefacts from the First Peoples Collection

Tea at the McCord

Guislaine Lemay, Curator of Ethnology, Archaeology and, by interim, Decorative Arts, presents souvenir objects created by aboriginal communities in the 19th and 20th centuries, selected from the First Peoples collection and tied to the exhibition Wearing our Identity. This practice, a combination of tradition and commercialism, represents an inventive survival strategy undertaken by aboriginal men and women.

The lectures from the series Tea at the McCord focus on the Museum’s collections and exhibitions. The presentation will be in French followed by a bilingual question period. Tea and biscuits are served.

Location:  J. Armand Bombardier Theatre at the McCord Museum

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