The gallery features exhibitions developed by the City of Ottawa Archives as well as local and regional heritage and arts organizations. 


October 29, 2016 to January 21, 2017

Ottawa Society of Botanical Artists - An Intimate Journey through Nature

OSBA (Cecilia Martin) - Daylily Summer WineThe natural world as seen through the eyes of the artist. Contemporary botanical artists share their love of nature through realistic portrayals of local and exotic flora.








OSBA (Cecilia Martin) - Daylily Summer Wine



May 3, 2017 to July 1, 2017

Hidden in Plain Sight
Ottawa’s History in the Background

Oftentimes, history is hidden in the background. Upon closer examination, what appears to be the primary focus becomes secondary to what can be found in the details; hiding in plain sight.


This exciting temporary exhibition will juxtapose historic photographs from the primary artefact collection of the BYTOWN MUSEUM with modern digital interpretations of their hidden stories. Highly magnified views and fantastic historic photographs will allow visitors to explore what is going on in the background; they might be surprised at what they find!