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Credit: Morris Lum, Cemetery 3 (cropped detail from photograph)

Morris Lum is a Toronto-based photographer who has, over the past several years, produced a series of art projects documenting Chinatowns across Canada. The Kamloops Museum and Archives has introduced a new project that has collaborated with Lum to explore our Collection and Archives as a way to explore the history of the Chinese Community in Kamloops. Through photographs, documents and historical artefacts, Lum's project raises questions about the role cultural norms play in the production and maintenance of cultural histories.

EXHIBITION RUNS SEPTEMBER 9 - JANUARY 21, 2017


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Kamloops Museum and Archives Chinese Legacies

Chinese Legacies, Building the Canadian Pacific Railway

January 10 to April 30, 2014
Working under terrible conditions in extreme weather, Chinese labourers blasted tunnels, built bridges and leveled the right-of-way to make Canada's national railway a reality.
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Chinese Legacies, Building the Canadian Pacific Railway

Courtesy of Revelstoke Railway Museum and the Revelstoke Museum and Archives
January 10, 2014 to April 30, 2014

Our new exhibit: "Chinese Legacies: Building the Canadian Pacific Railway" is now on display in our temporary exhibit gallery. This exhibit tells the story of the Chinese labourers who helped build the Canadian Pacific Railway through the difficult mountain terrain between Port Moody and Craigellachie.

Working under terrible conditions in extreme weather, Chinese labourers blasted tunnels, built bridges and levelled the right-of-way to make Canada's national railway a reality. Between 600 and 2,200 of these men died from accidents and sickness during construction.

 

 
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