Speaking Through Objects Workshop

Calling Shingwauk Survivors: The Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre (SRSC) invites you to join us in developing the next phase of the
Reclaiming Shingwauk Hall exhibition – a gallery that will present the stories and experiences of generations of survivors through the physical spaces of the various Shingwauk Schools and the objects they encountered in their daily lives.

Very few objects and artifacts were preserved from the Shingwauk residential schools, yet objects are essential to telling the story of lives lived in those schools. The SRSC requests  your assistance in uncovering objects and artifacts and unlocking their stories, which will help visitors to connect to the history of this site, to your experiences, and those of others who spent their childhood and adolescent years here.   

Join our workshop on Saturday August 4, 2018 as part of the Shingwauk Gathering, where we will share physical objects, artifacts, and memories of Shingwauk school spaces.

Shingwauk survivors and descendants are invited to bring any objects and artifacts they wish to share. Staff will be on-site to 3D-scan objects that survivors wish to have digitally replicated and made accessible in the gallery’s Digital Object Library. Simply participating in this workshop is a valuable contribution to exhibition development.

Participants are under no expectation to digitize or loan their objects and artifacts to SRSC. Object and artifacts can be brought for discussion only, OR, for discussion and digitization, OR, for discussion, digitization and loan to SRSC for display in the new exhibition gallery. The choice of how to share your object or artifact is up to you. We hope you will join us in building this exciting new gallery.  

For more information contact the SRSC at ShingwaukDG@algomau.ca or 705-949-2301 x 4623.