Empress of Ireland - Canada’s Titanic Commemoration at Pier 21

Media Release
May 19, 2016
Halifax, NS

Empress of Ireland - Canada’s Titanic
Commemoration at Pier 21

Discover the story of one of Canada’s worst ship disasters

The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 is delighted to welcome Dr. John Willis, as part of their Beneath the Waves Lecture Series. Join Dr. Willis on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 7 p.m. as he explores the Empress of Ireland shipwreck.

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Kyle Jackson Named as First Artist-in-Residence at Pier 21

The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 is delighted to welcome Kyle Jackson as their first Artist-in-Residence. Mr. Jackson is a multidisciplinary artist working with painting and interactive sculpture. A graduate of NSCADU with a Degree in Painting, Kyle’s art practice is primarily spent creating and building work to charm and engage the world.

During his six month residency at the Museum, Kyle will be working with visitors on a project entitled "To Those Still At Sea…". By creating a large scale silhouette sculptural painting of the Empress of Ireland, Kyle hopes to illuminate the 102 year anniversary of the lives lost on the greatest maritime disaster in Canadian history.

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Rob Rondeau Shares Secrets of Titanic at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 is delighted to be hosting acclaimed marine archaeologist Rob Rondeau, as part of their Beneath the Waves Lecture Series. Join Mr. Rondeau on Tuesday, April 12 at 7 p.m. as he looks at the sinking of RMS Titanic and the ongoing efforts to preserve her artifacts and protect the wreck site.

Having studied shipwrecks for almost twenty years, Mr. Rondeau has extensively studied both the RMS Titanic and Empress of Ireland. His first-hand experience will allow participants to explore comparisons of both shipwrecks.

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