Mining Legacies: A Collaborative Workshop

Artists Gary Blundell and Victoria Ward visited the Library last week as part of their research into mines and mining communities for an upcoming show to be held at the CBU Art Gallery next spring (2015). For a week (July 21-26), Gary and Victoria worked at the Miners' Museum in Glace Bay and toured old mines and mining communities in the CBRM. They came to the Beaton Institute and CBU Library to look at items in the Bras d'Or Collection--and we certainly have a lot of items about mining in Cape Breton!

Here are a couple of photos Jeremy Timmons (of the Miners' Museum) took while Gary and Victoria did their research. That's our e-resources librarian, Nicole Dixon, digging through geological maps of Cape Breton with Gary (bottom photo). You can view more photos of Gary and Victoria's visit on the Miners' Museum Facebook page