Chilliwack, BC – A new exhibition, Contours: The Shape of Our City, is now open at the Chilliwack Museum. The first exhibition to be hosted in the Museum’s recently renovated Gallery Space, Contours gets up close and personal with Chilliwack’s surveying and mapping history.
The Exhibition opened on September 8, 2020 and will run through to April 24, 2021. Travelling from the field survey to the chart as the map is being drawn, the exhibition encourages visitors to reflect upon the use of maps as an influential and powerful tool with multiple uses – as a wayfinding device, a way to create and divide communities, share knowledge, and have fun.
“This exhibition explores the impact maps and the processes associated with mapping had and continues to have in our daily lives” says Anna Irwin, Curator, “we have highlighted this by asking members of the community to submit photos of maps being used in their own lives”.
These images have been gathered into a slideshow that will play throughout the exhibition. “It’s not too late to submit your photograph!” adds Laurie Benton, Archives Technician, “all you have to do is upload a photograph to social media and tag it with #CHWKcontours, it will then be added to the slideshow”.
Admission to the Museum is currently by donation. The Museum is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Return to full operation is targeted for later this month.
Chilliwack Museum & Archives
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