Exhibits

Yiddish Spring

Yiddish Spring

Description 

“Komets-alef: o! Back to School at the Yiddish Kheyder” offers a fresh and fun take on the traditional kheyder of old. This exhibition, created by Miriam Borden, invites you to explore some of the basic skills you will need to engage with Yiddish: how to read it, how to write it, how to speak it, and how to identify what it looks and sounds like.

In addition, Berlin-based composer Paul Brody created "The Music of Yiddish Curses and Blessings": an exciting sound installation for the CLM based on the voice-melodies of eight Toronto Yiddish speakers. Well-known European and Canadian klezmer musicians are contributing responses to the piece.

Enjoy the soundscape on Youtube

In collaboration with Ashkenaz Festival.

Current Exhibits

This exhibit is not currently on display.
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Panels 

Beyond Words: Dictionaries and Indigenous Languages

Beyond Words: Dictionaries and Indigenous Languages

Description 

Beyond Words: Dictionaries and Indigenous Languages highlights the complex relationship between Indigenous languages and dictionaries over several centuries, from word lists and dictionaries developed for exploration, colonization, conversion and assimilation purposes, to online language materials being developed by Indigenous communities to transmit the elders’ language knowledge to today’s youth.

If you would like information about hosting this travelling exhibit, please contact exhibits@languagemuseum.ca

Current Exhibits
Fort la Reine Museum
2652 E Saskatchewan Ave
R1N 3Z9 Portage la Prairie , Manitoba
Canada
Manitoba CA
Date:
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 to Friday, October 15, 2021
Shingwauk Gathering 2020
1520 Queen Street East, Arthur A. Wishart Library and Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre, Algoma University Archives
P6A 2G4 Sault Ste. Marie , Ontario
Canada
Ontario CA
Date:
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 to Friday, July 3, 2020
Mississauga Central Library
301 Burnhamthorpe Rd W
L5B 3Y3 Mississauga , Ontario
Canada
Ontario CA
Date:
Monday, June 1, 2020 to Sunday, June 21, 2020
Chippewas of Kettle & Stony Point First Nation, Hillside School
6265 Indian Lane
N0N 1J1 Kettle Point , Ontario
Canada
Ontario CA
Date:
Monday, March 2, 2020 to Friday, March 6, 2020

Panels / Audio

Panels 

Read Between the Signs: 150 Years of Language in Toronto

Read Between the Signs: 150 Years of Language in Toronto

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Description 

Toronto’s diverse languages shape our city’s streets. These languages are part of the landscape, visible in storefronts, building facades, and street signs. They can reflect, and sometimes even obscure, the communities that live and work in this city. In presenting a visual history of Toronto’s languages, this exhibition makes use of archival and contemporary photos. 

If you would like information about hosting this traveling exhibit, please contact exhibits@languagemuseum.ca

Current Exhibits

This exhibit is not currently on display.
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Panels / Audio

Panels 

A Tapestry of Voices: Celebrating Canada’s Languages

A Tapestry of Voices: Celebrating Canada’s Languages

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Description 

This exhibit surveys Canada's rich linguistic landscape, including over 60 aboriginal languages, Canada's two official languages (French and English), and more than 100 languages that immigrants have brought to our shores. The exhibit explores themes that touch the lives of speakers of every language in Canada, such as: How have the languages of Canada changed over time? What happens when languages come in contact? How can our languages be maintained for future generations?

If you would like information about hosting this traveling exhibit, please contact exhibits@languagemuseum.ca

Current Exhibits
Canadian Language Museum
2275 Bayview Avenue Glendon Gallery, Glendon College
M4N 3M6 Toronto , Ontario
Canada
Ontario CA
Date:
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 to Thursday, April 30, 2020

Panels / Audio

Panels 

Cree: The People's Language

Cree: The People's Language

Description 

The Canadian Language Museum presents an exhibit about Cree, the most widely spoken Canadian Aboriginal language. Six colourful panels present maps, photos and information on topics including the syllabic writing system, word formation, animacy, and the future of Cree. There are also audio clips of Cree dialects from across Canada. 

If you would like information about hosting this traveling exhibit, please contact exhibits@languagemuseum.ca

Learn more about the Cree language by downloading our supplementary resources package below: 

 cree_resources_package_english.pdf
 
 
Photo credit: "Proof Close Up" by Christopher Chen (lumachrome)
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Current Exhibits

This exhibit is not currently on display.
To find out how to book an exhibit click here...

For all previous exhibit locations click here

Panels / Audio

Panels 

Le français au Canada

Le français au Canada

Description 

Canada is not only the second largest country in the world, it is also the country with the largest number of native French speakers after France. French plays an important role in the linguistic landscape of Canada, perpetuating a language whose North American origins are nearly four centuries old. French in Canada presents the dynamic history and contemporary status of Francophone communities from coast to coast. This exhibit highlights the Laurentian and Acadian dialects and describes language contact with English and Aboriginal languages.

For more information, visit the website www.continent.uottawa.ca

If you would like information about hosting this traveling exhibit, please contact exhibits@languagemuseum.ca

 

Current Exhibits
La maison de la francophonie d'Ottawa
2720 Richmond Road
K2B6R7 Ottawa , Ontario
Canada
Ontario CA
Date:
Monday, March 9, 2020 to Monday, March 30, 2020

Panels / Audio

Panels 
Audio 
Dans les prisons de Londres

Speaking the Inuit Way

Speaking the Inuit Way

Description 

Speaking the Inuit Way introduces viewers to the diversity of the Inuit language. This exhibit presents Inuit writing systems, dialect differences and modern revitalization efforts, and illustrates how the language reflects both historical and contemporary Inuit culture and identity.

If you would like information about hosting this traveling exhibit, please contact exhibits@languagemuseum.ca

 

Current Exhibits
Clearview Public Library
201 Huron Street
L0M 1S0 Stayner , Ontario
Canada
Ontario CA
Date:
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 to Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Meadowvale Library
6655 Glen Erin Dr
L5N 3L4 Mississauga , Ontario
Canada
Ontario CA
Date:
Monday, June 15, 2020 to Friday, June 26, 2020
Burnhamthorpe Library
3650 Dixie Road
L4Y 3V9 Mississauga , Ontario
Canada
Ontario CA
Date:
Monday, June 1, 2020 to Saturday, June 13, 2020

Panels / Audio

Panels 

Canadian English, Eh?

Canadian English, Eh?

Description 

Canadian English, Eh? focuses on Canadians' distinctive use of the English language. This exhibit explores the history of English in Canada, variations in Canadian English across the country and across generations, as well as influences from French and Aboriginal languages.

If you would like information about hosting this traveling exhibit, please contact exhibits@languagemuseum.ca

 

 

Current Exhibits
Fort la Reine Museum
2652 E Saskatchewan Ave
R1N 3Z9 Portage la Prairie , Manitoba
Canada
Manitoba CA
Date:
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 to Friday, October 15, 2021

Panels / Audio

Panels