Trunk Tales: Leaving home … finding home
Lecture Series  and Workshops

In celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary of onfederation, the Ukrainian Museum of Canada, Ontario Branch’s new exhibit Trunk Tales: Leaving home ... finding home chronicles periods of Ukrainian immigration to Canada dating back to the late 1800s.  It tells poignant stories of Ukrainian immigrants to Canada and revolves around four trunks brought over four major periods of immigration. Each trunk has its own fascinating history of hardship, loss and ultimately great hope and joy found in a new home in Canada.

To support this exhibit which runs to March 31, 2018, we proudly announce the Trunk Tales: Leaving home ... finding home Workshops.   These workshops will run in tandem with our on-going Lecture Series. All events will take place at 620 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON.

Admission for lectures and workshops range from $20 to $40. To purchase tickets in advance please call 416-923-3318 ext.  105.

October 21, 2017           1:00 pm

"Care of Textile Heirlooms"  

(Workshop in English)

St. Vladimir Institute Auditorium "B"
Admission $20.00

Elizabeth Griffin holds a Masters degree in Art Conservation from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. She has trained and worked at the Costume Institute and the Sherman Fairchild Center for Objects Conservation at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and was awarded a Getty Internship at the Chicago Historical Society, Chicago. She has worked at the Institute of Archaeology and Cultural History, Museum of Natural History and Archaeology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway as Cultural History Conservator.
Work includes conservation projects at the Royal Ontario Museum, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the University of Alberta, Edmonton, and Ontario Heritage Trust.   She has taught graduate conservation courses at Queen’s University, and presented conservation topics in Canada, the USA and in the UK. 
In private practice since 2001, projects and services range from advisory services to treatments including cleaning, repair, stabilization, and preparation of artifacts for display and storage for a number of institutional clients and private collections. Major projects include treatment of large European tapestries, a series of century flags and banners as well as early costumes in in the Stratford Theatre Archive.
With an interest in research aspects and the background of objects, the type of cultural artifacts treated ranges from decorative art, fine art, furnishings and upholstery, costume, ethnographic pieces as well as personal heirlooms.


November 18, 2017           1:00 pm

"Gerdan Making"  

(Hands-on Workshop in Ukrainian and English)

St. Vladimir Institute Boardroom
Admission $40.00

Maria Rypan is a well-known bead artist, researcher and recognized expert on ‘gerdany’, Ukrainian-style of beadwork since 1995. She loves teaching, creating visually-oriented instructions, producing a kit line and lecturing on beading and global folk arts in Canada, USA and in Ukraine. Contact Maria atwww.rypandesigns.com. Workshop capacity is extremely limited.  


January 24, 2018           7:00 pm

"The Ukrainian Diaspora Community in Canada"  

(Lecture in English)

St. Vladimir Institute Theatre
Admission $20.00 / $10.00 for students

Vic Satzewich grew up in Saskatoon, the child of displaced persons who came to Canada in the early 1950s.  He is currently Professor of ociology at McMaster University.  He has published nine books and many articles on various aspects of immigration, racism and social inequality in Canada.  His books include The Ukrainian Diaspora (2002) and Points of Entry: How Canada's Visa Officers Decide Who Gets In (2015), which was awarded the John Porter Tradition of Excellence Book Award in 2016 by the Canadian Sociological Association.  He is also a recipient of The Canadian Sociological Association's Outstanding Contribution Award.  

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