Saturday, July 24, 2010

The Grand River Route

"Meg's Pause" David Hind' at Glenhyrst Art Gallery and Gardens at 20 Ava Road, Brantford, Ontario.
For me the month of June finished of with a trip to Brantford Ontario and a visit to the Brant Museum & Archives, first stop was at the Museum in Market Square (this is just one of the many derelict Malls the Eaton's department store chain built in the centre of many Canadian cities destroying historic buildings and businesses before going bankrupt and leaving these monstrosities and their tenants to fend for themselves) This one has made a responsible community connection by having the Brant Museum & Archives as a tenant.
This one is a possible Georgian Wing Back arm chair with embroidered back and seat, velvet upholstery . photo taken with permission of the Brant Museum and Archive
The Brant Museum & Archives, Museum in Market Square is home to the Harrison M. Scheak Collection,
which has a selection of household furnishings and decorative objects Harrison M. Scheak, a retired water engineer and collector from Toronto, Ontario, donated his multi-million dollar decorative and fine arts collection to the Brant Museum & Archives in 1992.

Rug from the Harrison M. Scheak Collection photo taken with permission of the Brant Museum and Archive
Map: showing directions from the Textile Museum of Canada in Toronto to Museum in Market Square while in Brantford you can visit two other sites Myrtleville House Museum and the Brant Historical Society.While in Brantford you can also enjoy the Glenhyrst Art Gallery and Gardens at 20 Ava Road. from Brantford it is an short drive to the Cambridge Galleries which while having 3 gallery sites also has the largest collection of Contemporary Textile Arts in Canada. from there you can go onto the Doon Heritage Village at the Waterloo Region Museum

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Brant Museum & Archives

Waterloo Region Museum, Doon Heritage Village 10 Huron Road,  KITCHENER, Ontario,

Cambridge Galleries

 Janet Morton, (Guelph, On) Camus, 2001, wool, various fibres and wire, added to the the Cambridge Galleries Permanent Collection in 2002

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