The Museum Volkenkunde, Leiden, the Netherlands is displaying videos of Chris Wheeler’s work from the Olympic Torch Relay as part of a major exhibition on First Nations of the Northwest Pacific Coast and Canada.
First Nations exhibition at Museum Volkenkunde in the Netherlands
In the timeline gallery, Museum Volkenkunde is showcasing Day 5 Haida Gwaii and Day 96 Port Hardy episodes as the videos show vibrant First Nations communities participating in the Olympic Torch Relay.
Chris Wheeler’s Olympic Torch Relay videos at Museum Volkenkunde timeline gallery
It is great to see my work on the Olympic Torch Relay being showcased in a Museum half way across the world where others can catch a glimpse into Canada’s Pacific Coast and culture. Museum Volkenkunde website volkenkunde.nl
Chris followed the Olympic Flame producing travelogues about the great Canadian communities that participated in the torch relay, while promoting the local flavours of Canada along the way. This was part of an innovative partnership between the Canadian Tourism Commission, Coca-Cola and Tourism British Columbia who initiated the program as a way to share the excitement of the Games. Click here for more about this journey