Protest signs have long been used on the picket line and in marches around the world. They are a perennial form of protest art that can run the gamut from funny, witty and scathing to poignant.
The Workers Arts & Heritage Centre is joining the efforts of other museums to preserve and highlight protest signs associated with the marches that have taken place over the last month across North America and beyond.
Did you make and use a protest sign for the Women’s March on Washington or Hamilton’s rally in support of refugees and Muslims? We are looking for your submissions of protest signs for display in an exhibition in our Community Gallery over the month of March.
We are also planning on collecting and archiving your protest signs as part of our permanent collection. If you are interested in donating your protest signs to us permanently following this exhibition, let us know!
Drop off your submissions at WAHC between February 8th to February 28th during public hours. Submission forms will be available at the museum, or can be downloaded here. We are open Wednesday to Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm.
For more information, contact Tara Bursey, Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or (905) 522-3003 ex. 29.