Global interaction, an historical phenomenon, can evoke a symphony whose sections are sometimes in harmony and at other times, badly orchestrated… Borrowing from a musical vocabulary, sometimes harmonious, sometimes dissonant, this collection proposes three learning objects introducing three different time periods.
Conférence entre Jacques Cartier et les sauvages de Stadaconé. Samuel C. Hawksett. 1859
Musées de la civilisation, collection du Séminaire de Québec, No 1991.78
Photographer : Jacques Lessard
The first object Prelude: Great Discoveries shows the influence that First Peoples and Europeans, and then Canadians, had on each other from the beginning of the colony until today as seen in artefacts. The second object To the beat of the Industrial Revolution deals with the second half of the 19th century, a period when commercial trade intensified in Canada. Finally, the third object Crescendo Towards an Equitable 21st Century? offers a reflection on the present-day phenomenon of globalization.