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CHATTER: Discover Daphne Cockwell Gallery dedicated to First Peoples art & culture (Election Special 2018)

May 29th, 2018 · No Comments

The Royal Ontario of Museum (ROM) has been providing free access to the Daphne Cockwell Gallery dedicated to First Peoples art & culture since April 18. It’s all part of an initiative to educate Canadians on Indigenous culture and welcome more people to the museum.

Located on the main floor of the Hillary and Galen Weston Wing, the gallery has more than one thousand pieces by Indigenous artists, and has been one of the museum’s most important cultural spaces since opening in 2005. The museum has an Indigenous Advisory Circle, and an Indigenous Knowledge Resource Teacher is available Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The gallery is named for Daphne Cockwell, a nurse in the Second World War. Her son, Jack, is a dedicated ROM supporter and received its Distinguished Service Award in 2012.

—Billie Wilner/Gleaner News

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