This week on Ask A Historian, Matthew Wilkinson welcomes guest Megan Wiles, Coordinator, Exhibition & Outreach, Museums of Mississauga as they discuss the “What is Love? Mississauga Love Stories, Past and Present” exhibit currently running at the Bradley Museum.

The exhibit focuses on a variety of love stories and how different forms of love can help foster connections and overcome adversity. From romantic to platonic relationships, this love-themed exhibition showcases a range of personal stories of Mississauga residents.

The interactive and inclusive exhibition celebrates connection and encourages residents to see their own diverse narratives represented. Historic artifacts from Bradley Museum are contrasted against contemporary love stories shared by the community, to exemplify the significance of past and present.

The project is presented in partnership with the Master of Museums Studies (MMSt) at the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto.

Graduate students Louisa Simmons, Megan Mahon, Meg Sonderlund, and Annabelle Kolomeisky from University of Toronto’s Master of Museum Studies Program curated the exhibit from concept through to installation for the Bradley Museum.

The exhibit is open from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays at Bradley Museum. Drop ins are welcome!

#ApartTogether we continue to share our love for museums throughout Mississauga during #MuseumMonth!

You are invited to email us questions you have about Mississauga and we encourage you to send a short (less than 1 minute) MP4 video of your question, which we may feature in one of our “Ask a Historian” videos.

Any questions not featured in our videos will receive a written response from Matthew.

We would also love to feature questions from young Mississauga residents who are curious about their city and will feature a dedicated video to these inquisitive kids.

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