Virtual Exhibitions

The RCR Museum on Virtual Museums Canada Network

Topography of Grief: Mapping the Great War Dead in London, ON (1914-1921) is live on the Virtual Museums Canada, Community Stories website.  This exhibition has been developed in partnership by the museum and MA Public History Program at Western University, 2017 Class.

Like many other Canadian cities, London, Ontario, suffered the impact of the trench warfare fought in Europe between 1914 and 1918. This exhibit explores collective memory and individual grief, by mapping homesteads in mourning, along with official commemorative sites throughout the city today. While unveiling some of the artefacts produced to commemorate or acknowledge the sacrifices, our research also brought forward the next-of-kin, who were subject to a more personal experience of loss.