The McCord's Inside Stories
Tuesday, April 2 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Get your tartan on!
The McCord’s Inside Stories
Get your tartan on! Did you know that every April 6 is Tartan Day? Ubiquitous in fashion, tartan has long carried associations of belonging—whether to Scottish clans, private schools, or even punk subculture.
This presentation will delve into the checkered past of the many Canadian tartans designed in the mid-1960s, including the Maple Leaf tartan, arguably Canada’s most obscure official symbol, and our unofficial Plaid du Québec.
About the Maple Leaf tartan
About the lecturer
Cynthia Cooper, Curator, Dress, Fashion and Textiles, takes a particular interest in fashion entangled within Canadian and Quebec identity projects.
This talk in English will conclude with a bilingual question period, followed by tea offered by DAVIDs TEA.
Location: J. Armand Bombardier Theatre at the McCord Museum
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The McCord’s Inside Stories. In this lecture series, the McCord Museum’s curators and other specialists explore the stories behind the Museum’s rich, diverse collections.
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