The proposed museum exhibition, "Uncovering the Truth" a video timeline of Canada's Residential Schools, in collaboration with The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, aims to remember the tragic history of Canada's Residential School System.
The exhibition seeks to educate the public on the dark history of residential schools and to encourage empathy toward those who experienced it.
The exhibition opens with a video I've meticulously edited and animated, depicting the timeline of Canada's Residential Schools. This video will be displayed on a vintage television set from the 1950s, forging a link to history and lending an authentic ambiance to the exhibit. Visitors are invited to view this video before exploring the main exhibition area, providing them with a foundational grasp of the complex and challenging subject of Residential Schools through a chronological lens.
The exhibition will showcase a variety of artifacts, including photos, personal accounts, and other historical items that represent the experiences of those who lived through the Residential School System. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the harmful impacts of Residential Schools on Indigenous peoples and their culture. The exhibition will also highlight the steps that have been taken toward reconciliation and healing.
By developing an exhibition that delicately and thoughtfully delves into the history of Canada's Residential Schools, I aim to foster an environment where visitors can contemplate historical truths, gain insights into this significant matter, and emerge with a profound comprehension of the issue at hand.
If you want to know more, visit The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation website at: www.nctr.ca