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Museum Studies: You’ll go down in “hairstory”

Submitted on Monday, July 26, 2021

The Lengths We Go: Reflections on Hair – an online exhibition curated by Museum Studies graduates Priscilla Carmini, Denise Tenio, Rebecca Tunney and Jordan Vetter, in partnership with the Museums of Mississauga. 

Through artifacts and stories from the Mississauga community, this exhibition explores how society, culture, and identity influenced the hair practices of North America from the early 1900s to the present. 

A virtual opening event took place on June 24 2021, which included a welcome from Anishinaabe Grandmother Kim Wheatley, an introduction to the exhibition, a curator Q&A, and an official kick-off that demonstrated a virtual walkthrough of the exhibition. 

Explore the exhibition online at 

A snapshot of "The Lengths We Go: Reflections on Hair" virtual tour. This photo shows parts of the exhibit and features wall posters, photos, and the museum interior.

A snapshot of “The Lengths We Go: Reflections on Hair” virtual tour

Exhibition Project is a full year course for Museum Studies students who work in small groups or individually to develop a project, often an exhibition, in partnership with cultural institutions, community organizations or university programs.  

More exhibits will be featured as they continue to launch in coming weeks.  

Here are some exhibits that have already been unveiled: 

Picturing Politics
Scrolling Spadina
Onwards: The University of Toronto Through Times of Change
AGNES: Illustrating Canadian Wildflowers and Plant Life
ANTHEM: Expressions of Canadian Identity
Shelley Peterson Student Art Exhibition
Changemakers: Women at the University of Toronto and the Struggle for Equity
The Lengths We Go: Reflections on Hair