Tansy goes to Ottawa 2
Tansy went on a working trip to Ottawa, and while there she met a new friend…
They have been working at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau Quebec, installing an exhibit about the 1860’s Gold Rush in British Columbia.
This dress is one of the pieces that traveled from the Royal BC Museum to Ottawa. Months of textile conservation work went into making the dress displayable.
Tansy suggests you click on This Link if you want to see a bit of the conservation process the dress had to undergo (the Quimper Hitty Human will not win any awards, but does have a supporting role in the video!)
We were all very glad to see the dress survived the move intact and was installed in Ottawa without any issues!
Elsewhere, in the Great Hall of the Museum there was a display of Viking crafts with people explaining their equipment and techniques. This display augmented a traveling exhibit concerning Vikings…
…Tansy wondered about the hard lives of Vikings who homesteaded in L’Anse aux Meadows. Click here to read about the Vikings who settled in this part of what is now Canada.
Tansy felt very regal seated upon the Viking Throne, but thought the sofas were more comfortable in the lobby of the Chateau Laurier!