Canadian War Museum Registration

2012, Canadian War Museum, History, Report/Plan
loans, medicine, shipping, war
About This Project

Date: November 1 – December 30, 2011

Partner: Canadian War Museum

Venue: Canadian War Museum – map

Project Members: Annika Laufer


This exhibition project explored the processes involved in the assembly and disassembly of the War and Medicine, a temporary exhibition at the Canadian War Museum, through the perspective of the Loans Department. Taking place over a two-month period, the project involved the dismantling of a major exhibition, domestic and international shipping documentation, collaboration with museum couriers and shipping companies, database work, and other tasks involved the safe return of loans to their lenders.


Primary Task: War and Medicine Exhibition organization, de-installation, and return of loans to lenders
Secondary Task: manage incoming loans for the Four Wars of 1812 and other mini-exhibition loans