A Moving Tribute
The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 embraced its new national museum status with a travelling exhibition as part of the museum’s new mandate to engage with communities across the country. The exhibit explores the multifaceted experiences of newcomers on their first day of arrival in Canada spanning from Confederation to present day. Travelling across Canada from 2013 to the nation’s 150th anniversary in 2017, Canada: Day 1 is the museum’s premiere exhibition, drawing on objects, oral histories and interviews, archival resources, contemporary art and participatory experiences to express the emotions and experiences of newcomers to Canada. The exhibition is organized around the themes of Transitions; Arrival; Encounters; Finding Your Way; and Reflections.
kubik maltbie was engaged to lead the development of this temporary exhibition, including the visioning, interpretive planning, market research and offer package production, content coordination, design, fabrication, installation and initial placement of the exhibition. In addition, location planning assistance was provided for several institutions, recommending reconfigurations of the exhibits to conform to their unique spaces.