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SMC Canada Drag Electric, 1903

Dumaresq de Pencier

CSDA/CCAD Sundays: Expert Series - Early Electric Cars of Canada  - February 6, 2022

The idea of electric transportation has been around for nearly two centuries, from the intricate models of the 19th-century experimenters to the cars we drive today. Join the Canadian Automotive Museum’s Project Coordinator Dumaresq de Pencier as he steps back to the first century of the electric, from its birth as a scientific toy to the record-breaking motorized carriages of the early 1900s to its golden age before the First World War, and beyond.

Event Time: 3PM (EDT)

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Dumaresq de Pencier is an award-winning museum researcher, exhibit developer and guide, and has had a lifelong interest in the history of vehicular technology. He is currently the Special Project Coordinator for the Canadian Automotive Museum, and also works as a tour guide at the Canadian War Museum. In his spare time he writes tabletop games and volunteers for the Ontario Regiment RCAC Tank Museum and Ottawa’s Cold War Collection.

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CSDA/CCAD 'EXPLORE' - YP&C - An Introduction to Kintsugi!  - Thursday, February 17, 2022

Kintsugi is a Japanese traditional art form and a practical technique to mend pieces to use them again in our life. Its history can be traced back 9,000 years and includes multifaceted Japanese philosophies such as resilience and sustainability. Kintsugi is increasingly referenced in media and communications during this pandemic period.

Event time: 7PM (EDT)

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NOTE: This event is open to everyone!


The speaker, Shuichi is a Kintsugi artist from Japan who has practiced Kintsugi for 16 years. In this presentationShuichi introduces Kintsugis history, material, philosophies, and process. Also, an esoteric material, “urushi”, will be featured.  Although we have sophisticated technology now, we don’t have glues that are food safe and strong--except “urushi”.

This Talk is brought to you from the Young Professionals & Creatives Committee (YP&C)

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of the Macdonald Stewart Foundation, to provide a forum for all those interested in the decorative arts.
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