Touchstones Online Exhibit Launched

Published: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 1 year, 4 months ago

ANSM is excited to introduce Touchstones: Exploring Nova Scotia’s history in 150 years of confederation. Touchstones is an exciting and innovative approach to engaging Nova Scotians in their history and celebration of 150 years of confederation.

During the initial phase of Touchstones, ANSM and its member museums asked the public to select their favourite items from museum collections on NovaMuse. The public voted for over 600 artifacts that helped shape Nova Scotia’s role in confederation and the evolution of Canada. The second phase of Touchstones ran from March-May 2017. During this time, ANSM partnered with Canadian History 11 teachers and students across Nova Scotia. Narrowing down the list of 600+ objects, students selected and curated the final 150 artifacts that they felt best fit the project's theme. The final artifacts are featured in the new and exciting #150Touchstones virtual exhibit here on NovaMuse.