The Markham Museum invited all collectors to submit photos of their collections and a statement as to its importance or inspiration.
Frances Yoong: creating a memorial collection during this time by crocheting a flower every day since emergency orders started on March 17, 2020
Jamie Quan: sharing her 95 year-old grandmother, Yeung Shin Lee’s, beautiful paintings that she has been working on and collecting mostly since she entered her 90s
Emma Zheng: sharing her dog, Teemo’s, collection of favourite, and not so favourite, things while celebrating Markham as a pet-friendly community
Grace Low: creating fashion studies exploring each subject’s story and examining how what we wear reflects ourselves and the world around us
Lesley Wooton: collection of unusual craft tools from around the world dating from the 17th century to today
The finalists received mentorship from:
Janet Reid: Markham Museum Curator
Mark Scheibmayr: Markham Museum former Exhibit Designer
Andrea Carpenter: Markham Museum programmer
Finalists will have the unique opportunity to host live (when permitted) and virtual exhibits of their treasured collections.