Exhibit Visual Style
To Commemorate, Educate and Inspire
The year 2014 marked the 100th anniversary of the First World War. To commemorate this centenary, the Markham Museum, a contemporary museum situated in the Greater Toronto Area, organized an exhibition that would highlight the contributions of the local community. The museum enlisted Clear Space to work with their archivists to design the exhibition. Our goal was to educate, inspire and connect with the local community by illustrating how Markham, and specifically how some of its past residents, contributed to the war effort.
Drawing upon the stories of individuals from the Markham community, the exhibition explored what life was like for those who lived through the conflict. War-time artwork, old photos and objects from the war were used to create a modern exhibit aimed at both young and older visitors alike. Binding the exhibition together were the profiles of four soldiers and their insightful letters home that bring the Great War into perspective.