Pier 21 Presents Refuge Canada

On this World Refugee Day the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 is honoured to announce a new travelling exhibit. Refuge Canada, now in development, examines the experiences of refugees in coming to Canada and Canada’s record in responding to waves of refugees from the start of the 20th century until the present.

This exhibit will begin a national tour after its debut as a temporary exhibit at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 on March 10, 2018.

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In Conversation with Jeanne Beker

The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 is honoured to welcome Canadian fashion journalist and icon Jeanne Beker for an evening of conversation on Mother’s Day. The daughter of Holocaust survivors, Beker will reflect on the heart-wrenching events of the Holocaust as she reads from her parents’ memoir, Joy Runs Deeper. She will discuss how her parents’ story of survival and the legacy of their experiences have shaped who she is today.

Following the reading, there will be a Q&A session with Jeanne Beker and book signing.

The event is free and being presented in English.

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Andrea Tsang Jackson Named as Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 2017 Artist-in-Residence

The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 is delighted to welcome Andrea Tsang Jackson as their Artist-in-Residence for 2017. Tsang Jackson is an emerging textile artist born in Ottawa, Ontario and currently based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Tsang Jackson holds a Master’s degree in Architecture from McGill University and a Master’s degree in Arts in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her work has been published in Uppercase, Flare, the Chronicle Herald, and The Coast: Halifax’s Weekly. She was the recipient of the Etsy Canada Award for New Talent in 2016.

During her summer residency at the Museum, she will collaborate with the public on THE “HERE AND ELSEWHERE” BEE. This project is inspired by the children’s storybook Selina and the Bear Paw Quilt by American-born writer Barbara Smucker. The author herself lived in Canada for twenty-four years of her life, a period when she published much of her work, including the classic Underground to Canada.

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