Collection Themes

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In building our collection we try to paint a comprehensive picture of industrial work in Nova Scotia and its impact on our people over time. We collect a wide range of artifacts to cover as many angles as possible.

We acquire products of Nova Scotia industry and the tools used to make them. We also try to capture the social dimension of industrial life as new technologies and new ways of working change our lives.

Themes and topics represented in our collection include: products of NS industry, tools and machinery, the age of steam, technology and everyday life, industry in art, work clothes, railways, labour unions, the impact of industry on the environment, and women’s changing role. To see a bit more about these artifacts, click on the themes.

 

 Industry

 

 

Products of NS Industry

 Tools

 

Tools and Machinery

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Age of Steam

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Technology & Everyday Life

 Society

 

Industry & Society

 clothing

 

Work Clothes

 Railway

 

Railways

 Union

 

Labour Union Memorabilia

 Environment

 

Impact on the Environment

 Women

 

Women’s Changing Role

 Service

 

Service Industries and Tourism