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Gallery 112


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

Hidden in Plain Sight: Ottawa’s History in the Background

April 1, 2017 to July 1, 2017

 silver gelatin, Bytown Museum, P1831.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!

Canada Naturally / My Canada - belonging: somewhere/nowhere by Lesia Maruschak

July 5 to July 29, 2017

Presenting images of the Saskatchewan prairies paired with narratives of my mother’s experiences of growing up in Canada during the 1940s - 50s.  The images transcend the sites’  ‘groundedness’ creating tension between specificity/universality. Questioning the meaning of belonging in a world with borders and migration. An exhibition in the Canada Naturally series.

Let Him Go from the photographic series MY CANADA spurs an investigation of shifting identity within the context of immigration.  The series honors the 150th Anniversary of Confederation and the legacy of Ukrainians who came to Canada at the turn of the c

Location and hours

Central Archives

James K. Bartleman Centre
100 Tallwood Drive (Corner of Woodroffe)
Ottawa, Ontario 

Tel.: 613-580-2857Fax:613-580-2614

Submission information


Tuesday to Friday: 9 am to 4 pm

Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm

The Central Archives is always closed on Mondays, Sundays, and statutory holidays. 

Mailing address

City of Ottawa Archives c/o City of Ottawa 
110 Laurier Avenue West 
Ottawa, Ontario  
K1P 1J1 
Mail Code: 443

OC Transpo Routes

Transitway routes 94 Nepean Woods/Millennium and 95 Barrhaven/Trim both stop near the Archives building. Local routes 86B, 111, 156,172, 174 and 178 are also available.