The Rooms, St. John's

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    The Rooms!

    by jamiesno Written Sep 5, 2005

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    Artist: Alexander Graham, Title:
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    The Rooms is the newest and premier museum / art gallery in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador and its located in St. John's.

    There are gallaries that represent different people in the province. The exhibit on Innu Culture I thought was extensive and well done.

    The architechure of the facility must be the most unique in the province as well. Like every destination you have an art gallery you must visit. This would be Newfoundland and Labrador's!

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    by fox_ Written Nov 19, 2006

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    From www.therooms.ca:
    "mmerse yourself in our culture at Newfoundland and Labrador’s newest public cultural space. It’s the place where it all comes together—our history, heritage and artistic expression. The Rooms unites the Provincial Museum, the Provincial Art Gallery and the Provincial Archives under one roof. A place for people, The Rooms is a portal to the many stories our province has to tell."
    And that's true. Keeping in mind its size, it has many centuries and different exhibitions under its roof. Somehow it reminded me of a small town museum, having archeological and historical exhibitions going hand in hand with the latest and not so latest works of art; and it's good, because, each can find something for oneself to enjoy - starting from photo exhibitions, local fauna, archeology and history, contemporary art - it's all there. And vast space of the building is overwhelming :).
    NB! It was prohibited to take photos in exhibition halls [most likely for copyright reasons], so, be warned and ask for permission, if you'd like to make some. Photo, attached to this chapter, was taken on the stairs, and no rules were violated :)

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    The Rooms

    by victorwkf Written Mar 7, 2006

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    The Rooms, St John's, Newfoundland

    The Rooms is the newest public cultural space of Newfoundland which unites the Provincial Museum, the Provincial Art Gallery and the Provincial Archives under one roof.
    Soaring into the skyline of historic St. John?s, The Rooms combines twenty-first century technology with a striking visual reference to Newfoundland's past. Its unique design mirrors the ?fishing rooms? where families came together to process their catch. In the Room, you?ll find collections, exhibits and programs that tell stories and interpret the natural world of Newfoundland through art, artifacts, archaeology, architecture and archival records.

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