The Rooms Unveils First World War Exhibition Catalogue

The Rooms Corporation launched a companion catalogue Monday for the exhibition Beaumont-Hamel and the Trail of the Caribou: Newfoundlanders and Labradorians at War and at Home 1914-1949. Sylvain Vinet, Region Head, Eastern Canada Region, CIBC, joined Dean Brinton, CEO The Rooms Corporation to make the announcement.

In June 2016, CIBC contributed $100,000 to The Rooms, Where Once They Stood We Stand Capital Fundraising Campaign, enabling the creation of the First World War exhibition catalogue. The award-winning exhibition documents and explores the effects of the First World War on Newfoundland and Labrador — on those who fought, on the families and communities left behind; and on the politics, economy and future of Newfoundland and Labrador.

The publication mirrors the exhibition and includes first-hand experiences of the people who were involved in and transformed by the conflict. These stories are supported by the participants’ authentic objects and archival documents, many of which were lent or donated by people across Newfoundland and Labrador.

The catalogue is being distributed to schools across the province and will also be available for purchase by the public exclusively through The Rooms gift shop.