Early in the planning process, Play > Nation curators approached the Canadian Canoe Museum and Peterborough Museum & Archives to participate as exhibit partners. On March 21, the curator team traveled to Peterborough to meet with Jeremy Ward, Curator, and John Summers, General Manager, at the Canoe Museum; and with Kim Reid, Director of Collections at the Peterborough Museum & Archives.
In order to curate an exhibit that contextualized the contemporary items on display, we felt strongly that earlier examples should also be exhibited. While the DX permanent collection is an extensive overview of Canadian industrial design from the 1940s to the present, the collection does not include some of the items needed for Play > Nation. So, we turned to our friends in Peterborough to loan the DX items to exhibit (along with their expertise). The Peterborough Museum & Archives is loaning the DX numerous items produced and used in Peterborough, including a toboggan, skates and curling stone; the Canoe Museum is loaning two canoes and one kayak.
The DX is grateful for the opportunity to partner with the Canadian Canoe Museum and the Peterborough Museum & Archives. These photos were taken during our tour of the Canoe Museum.
-Noa Bronstein, Co-Curator