The Power of Museums – International Museum Day at Nickle Galleries and Founders Gallery

Wednesday, May 18 - 12:00 PM

Every year on May 18, the International Council of Museums celebrates the important role museums play in cultural exchange, in the enrichment of cultures and in the development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among peoples. For 2022, the celebration focuses on the power of museums to transform the world around us. As incomparable places of discovery, museums teach us about our past and open our minds to new ideas — two essential steps in building a better future.

Come celebrate museums and their potential this May 18 with a series of exhibition tours offered by University of Calgary curators, collections and conservation specialists, and exhibiting local artists

Nickle Galleries, 12:00pm – 2:00pm

12:00pm            The World We are Living in (Christine Sowiak, Associate University Curator, Nickle Galleries)

12:15pm             Age of Uncertainty (Sandra Sawatzky, Artist and Michele Hardy, Curator, Nickle Galleries)

12:30pm            No Photos… No Recordings… No Notes…Brian Flynn: Repainting The Troubles (Brian Flynn, Artist)

12:45pm            Money Zoo (Marina Fischer, Collection Specialist, Numismatics, Nickle Galleries)

1-1:30pm           Informal Q&A


Founders Gallery,* 3:00pm – 5:00 pm

Each tour looks at the exhibition Currencies of Conflict, currently on view at Founders Gallery.

3:00pm          Nickle Galleries art collections in Currencies of Conflict (Christine Sowiak, Associate University Curator, Nickle Galleries).

3.30 pm          Nickle Galleries numismatic collections, nationhood and war (Marina Fischer, Collection Specialist, Numismatics, Nickle Galleries).

4.00 pm         Conserving propaganda (David Daley, Conservation Adviser, Libraries and Cultural Resources).

*These tours are open to the public (free with the price of admission). Founders Gallery is located at The Military Museums, 4520 Crowchild Trail SW, Calgary

Read the UToday story here: Gallery tours and public programming recognize the power and impact of museums


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