TMM Lecture Series and Films
The Lecture Series is your opportunity to hear speakers from a wide range of historical and military related topics. The lectures are held various evenings at The Military Museum from September until May. Unless otherwise stated, the lecture format is as follows:
Lecture Series Information
- Location QEII Atrium at TMM
- Reception 1800 hrs (6:00 pm)
- Lecture begins 1900 hrs (7:00 pm)
- Admission By donation. (Suggested donation, $10)
Workshop Leader: Caitlin Thompson
World War I soldiers sent embroidered postcards from France to their loved ones at home. In this workshop, local artist Caitlin Thompson will introduce participants to the history of embroidered postcards. Featured in this summer’s exhibitions Keepsakes of Conflict ad Red Cross Quilts, embroidered postcards from WW1 were a connective thread between military and civilian life. In response to these artifacts, each participant will be given a replica of wartime postcard to embellish with stitches learned in a casual group sewing circle.
Caitlin Thompson grew up in rural east-central Alberta and completed her BFA in Sculpture at Red Deer College and The Alberta College of Art + Design (2007). Caitlin moved to Montreal to pursue an MFA in Fibres and Material Practices from Concordia University (2015). She then moved back to Alberta to complete the beneficial cycle of journeying and returning. Her studio practice focuses on the relationship between the act of making and the formation of identity, specifically in embroidery and animation. Caitlin’s latest body of work, Panoramada, will be exhibited in Edmonton at the Art Gallery of Alberta’s group show Processor: Digital Translations for a Simulated Future this summer.