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

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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
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
Sherwood Community Centre and Library
6355 Main Street West
L9T 2Y1 Milton , Ontario
Canada
Ontario CA
Date:
Thursday, December 26, 2019 to Sunday, January 5, 2020
Milton Public Library, Main Branch
1010 Main Street East
L9T 6H7 Milton , Ontario
Canada
Ontario CA
Date:
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 to Monday, December 23, 2019

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

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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

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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
Canadian Language Museum
2275 Bayview Avenue Glendon Gallery, Glendon College
M4N 3M6 Toronto , Ontario
Canada
Ontario CA
Date:
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 to Thursday, December 19, 2019

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

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Current Exhibits
La maison de la francophonie d'Ottawa
2720 Richmond Road
K2B6R7 Ottawa , Ontario
Canada
Ontario CA
Date:
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 to Wednesday, March 25, 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.

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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

 

 

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