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Wendy M
Conservator trying her hand at curation
Interests: history, drawing, hiking, travel, reading
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Treatment of Magnolia Warblers drawing by William Pope. In 1917, Toronto Public Library acquired 226 drawings of birds and mammals by William Pope (1811–1902). Pope lived much of his life in what is now Ontario. He was Canada’s first artist-naturalist of European background. Learn more in our post about Pope.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2020 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
Wonderful archival photos!!!!!!! Thanks for this.
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Thanks so much for this quaint, fun and informative post David! The titles of the various lectures are sometimes stiff and dry (or were they?), sometimes hilarious, sometimes poetic, so revealing of their time.
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Yes Nancy this brittle thick paper required a very strong backing and Haini Kozo from the Japanese Paper Place did the trick!
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"Bathing" works on paper may seem contrary to preserving them---usually we try to keep our treasures away from water! But in cases like this where the paper is weakened and the paper and all of the media are stable in water, a bath can help so much.
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Thanks for your interest Paul!
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Aaniin My Indigenous learning journey was recently accelerated when I stepped into the role of the TD Gallery Curator just before the installation of the current Indigenous-themed exhibit Pathways: Following traces of Indigenous routes across Ontario. As someone with an interest in history, and as a Canadian, I am ashamed... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2018 at Toronto Reference Library Blog
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