Project Profile:

Make Believe: The Secret Library of M. Prud’homme

Archived Project


Instagram: prudhommelibrary

Description: Make Believe showcases forged and faked objects created through collaborations between Canadian writers and artists. The workshops associated with the digital and in-person exhibitions in 2019 were open to the public and encouraged writers and readers of all ages to use their imaginations as they enter archives and libraries, to make new art, and to question official histories given to us through the authorities of museums and textbooks.


  • Claire Battershill, Assistant Professor, Department of English and Faculty of Information, University of Toronto
  • Heather Jessup, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Dalhousie University

Funders: Canada Council for the Arts New Chapter Grant

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