The Tashme Museum recently announced a 400-square-food renovated addition to the museum and an upcoming new exhibit, all preparing for re-opening to the public in May. (Photo/Tashme Museum)

The Tashme Museum recently announced a 400-square-food renovated addition to the museum and an upcoming new exhibit, all preparing for re-opening to the public in May. (Photo/Tashme Museum)

Tashme Museum welcomes renovation, new exhibit

The museum will reopen to the public in May

The Tashme Museum is scheduled to open again this May.

The museum had multiple announcements posted via their Facebook page on April 1. The Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre and research initiative The Landscapes of Injustice have teamed up with the Tashme Museum to bring the public a new mini-traveler exhibit: “The Landscapes of Injustice – Broken Promises.”

The Landscapes of Injustice explores a dark chapter in Canada’s history during the 1940s, shedding light on Canada’s mass displacement and dispossession of thousands of Japanese Canadians.

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“Japanese Canadians lost their homes, farms, businesses, as well as personal, family, and communal possessions,” the Landscapes of Injustice summary reads. “Landscapes of Injustice is dedicated to recovering and grappling with this difficult past.”

The “Broken Promises” display will be featured in the museum’s newly renovated 400-square-foot area. This has been a project months in the making, breathing new life into the original cold storage room.

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“Only a few guests have ever seen this area of the museum,” reads a statement from the museum. “When not being used as an exhibit space, this area will be a 24-seat movie theatre.

The museum thanked a Tashme family for a “generous donation” that made the new addition possible.


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