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Temporary exhibitions

The Ones We Met 

The Ones We Met 

Inuit traditional knowledge and the Franklin expedition

From February 4 to May 24, 2020

A travelling exhibition developed by the Canadian Museum of History, in collaboration with the Inuit Heritage Trust.

Photo : Watercolour illustrations by Heather Campbell, an Inuit artist from Nunatsiavut (Labrador) © Canadian Museum of history This exhibition explores the importance of Qaujimajatuqangit — Inuit traditional knowledge — which made it possible to determine the fate of the Franklin Expedition, which had set out in 1845 to complete a Northwest Passage. For generations, Inuit shared memories of meetings with sick and starving men, as well as visits to an abandoned ship locked in the ice.

These oral histories, combined with modern archaeological research, proved instrumental in the eventual location of the wrecks of Franklin’s ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror.

Check out our permanent exhibitions as well!

Media and guided tours

Louise Brazeau, Education and Promotion Coordinator