Shirley Blumberg was in residence at the CCA in April 2022 as part of Find and Tell, a program that promotes new readings that highlight the intellectual relevance of particular aspects of our collection today. Selecting and interpreting material within the John C. Parkin fonds, Blumberg offers a portrait of one of the key actors in the modernization of Canadian cities in the 1950s and 1960s and discusses the power of photography and advertising techniques in promoting the agenda of a corporate practice during those years.
The Find and Tell program is conceived as a series of residencies in which invited experts are asked to put forward arguments about our holdings by making a significant selection and interpretation of material within an archive or the photography collection. The curated selection can be based on key areas or periods, key projects, or a topical interest the expert thinks should be revealed.
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Projects digitized during residency
13 projects represented, 3 series, 338 objects digitized
(198 drawings, 64 textual records, 62 photographs, 11 panels, 3 books)
AP018.S1.1953.PR01, Residence of Mr. & Mrs. John C. Parkin, North York, Ontario (1953-1955)
AP018.S1.1955.PR01, Ortho Pharmaceutical (Canada) Ltd., Plant and Offices, North York, Ontario (1955-1956)
AP018.S1.1958.PR03, Toronto City Hall and Civic Square, Toronto (1958)
AP018.S1.1958.PR04, Control Tower, Toronto International Airport, Mississauga, Ontario (1958-1964)
AP018.S1.1960.PR02, Imperial Oil Limited, Ontario Region Office Building, North York (1960-1962)
AP018.S1.1962.PR01, Domtar Chemicals Limited, Sifto Salt Division Mill and Warehouse, Goderich, Ontario, Canada (1962-1963)
AP018.S1.1962.PR02, Bata Limited Office Building, Don Mills, Ontario (1962-1965)
AP018.S1.1962.PR03, Ottawa Union Station, Ottawa, Ontario (1962-1966)
AP018.S1.1964.PR04, The Robert Simpson Company Limited Downtown Store, Office Tower and Additions, Toronto (1964-1968)
AP018.S1.1965.PR03, IBM Headquarters Building, North York, Ontario (1965-1967)
AP018.S1.1969.PR01, Henry Moore Sculpture Centre, Art Gallery of Ontario, Stage I Expansion, Toronto (1969-1974)
AP018.S1.1971.PR07, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Health Sciences Complex, St. Johns, Newfoundland (1971-1976)
AP018.S1.1972.PR08, Art Gallery of Ontario, Stage II Expansion, Toronto (1978)
AP018.S2, Office files
AP018.S3, Professional Papers and Awards
AP018.S6, Artwork and Photographic Materials
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