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
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.
Location and hours
James K. Bartleman Centre
100 Tallwood Drive (Corner of Woodroffe)
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 addressCity of Ottawa Archives c/o City of Ottawa
110 Laurier Avenue West
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.