The World in Miniature

The World in Miniature

When the Harris family traveled around the world in 1897, they collected hundreds of cultural treasures. Pottery, porcelain, ethnographic objects and ivory carvings made up only a few of the many items of interest that the family brought back to Canada, effectively creating a “walk in” curio cabinet of their home. This exhibition displays several miniscule and elaborate pieces, often unseen by the public and will illustrate the Victorian partiality for curios.