Breaking the Bias: Celebrating over 100 years of Women's History in Canada

 February 01, 2022

The Timber Village Museum in Ontario, Canada is a historical museum and contemporary art gallery hosting exhibits representing local history and art.

Supporting the International Women's Day 2022 #BreakTheBias theme, the museum is hosting a unique exhibit to honour women.

The exhibit is a new collaborative art exhibit called Breaking the Bias: Celebrating over 100 years of Women’s History in Canada.

Respecting, appreciating and celebrating women

The museum is asking local artists and creators to show how they respect, appreciate and celebrate women in their life by submitting a creative piece of work, be it writing, sculpture, paint, any medium of your choosing.

Some of the topics suggested are what does International Women’s Day mean to you? What does gender inequality look like to you and how should equality look? What can you do to help women fight prejudice, sexualization, and violence?

The Museum is accepting a wide range of artwork including paintings, poems, photography, typography, posters, short stories, speeches, and any other creative types.

Using creativity to help Break the Bias

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Sharing space and history

The Timber Village Museum and the Town of Blind River are situated on the traditional territory of Mississauga First Nation and the lands of the Ojibwe people, under the Robinson-Huron Treaty. It is important to remember that the People of the Mississaugi River occupied and used this land long before Europeans settlers ever developed it. 

The Museum and Mississauga First Nation share space, history, and artifacts within this museum and its exhibits - and the museum is thankful for its continued partnership and commitment to truth and reconciliation with Mississauga First Nation and the Indigenous people of Turtle Island.


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