Artifacts from “A Coat of Many Colours: Two Centuries of Jewish life in Canada”. Objets de l’ exposition “La tunique aux couleurs multiples: Deux siècles de présence juive au Canada”

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(285 words)

Author & Curator

Sandra Morton Weizman.


Ottawa, Canada, 1990. 133 pp., illustrations: 8 col., 66 b&w, 24 × 18.4 cm. English and French.




Canadian Museum of Civilization (5 April–16 September 1990)


A joint project of the Canadian Museum and Beit Hatfutsot to document Jewish life across Canada, illustrating why Jews came to Canada, how they earned their living, kept their traditions, and related to their neighbors. Preface by Stephen Inglis. Introduction by Sandra Morton Weizman. Wide variety of exhibits collected from across Canada, presented in three sections: 1. origins and settlement, 2. business activities, and 3. continuity and contributions. Ceremonial objects presented in section 3.1: “Ritual Life”. Explanatory texts. Basic entries. Unumbered listing.

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minor keywords

Boxers, professionalCandlesticks/CandelabraCircumcision garmentsCircumcision implements/objectsCostumeFlags, State of IsraelHanukkah lampsKeter TorahKetubbotMatzah covers/bagsNeedlework/EmbroideryPaintings, synagoguesRimmonimShiviti plaques, metalSoldiers (Jewish) & related objectsSynagogue trowelsTorah Arks, fragmentsTorah mantles

Other venues

Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature, Winnipeg, Canada (18 October 1990–31 January 1991); Diefenbaker Centre, Saskatoon, Canada (10 February–21 April 1991); Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada (23 May–5 August 1991); University of British Columbia, Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver, Canada (5 September–17 November 1991); Provincial Museum, Edmonton, Canada (11 December 1991–1 March 1992); New Brunswick Museum, Saint John, Canada (29 March–24 May 1992); Nova Scotia Museum, Halifax, Canada (18 June–7 September 1992); McCord Museum, Montreal, Canada (18 November 1992–28 February 1993); Beit Hatfutsot, Tel Aviv, Israel (7 June–27 August 1993); Jewish Museum New York, New York City, USA (20 October 1993–2 January 1994)

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