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North Bay museum exhibit showcases aerospace defence

The Canadian Forces Museum of Aerospace Defence at 22 Wing/CFB North Bay has launched a new exhibit that showcases the efforts that museums put into safeguarding their artifacts, showcasing artifacts from its own collection.


June 27, 2017
By Bay Today

“Handle With Care” explores the different ways historical items can be damaged, and how museums care for them so that they will last for future generations. The exhibit simultaneously explores actions that everyone can take` to ensure their own family heirlooms and souvenirs survive the test of time says a news release from 22Wing.

The centrepiece of the exhibit is a collection of Second World War recruiting posters that were found inside walls of a North Bay building, once home to the recruiting centre. The posters received professional conservation from Algonquin College’s Applied Museum Studies program and will be on display for the first time in more than 70 years.

“Handle With Care” will be on display until August.

Museum hours are currently Saturdays from noon – 4 pm or by appointment throughout the week. Extended summer hours begin on July 4th, and will be Tuesday-Friday: noon-4 pm, and Saturday: 10 am-4 pm.