Dora Nipp

2004 Associate Laureate, Cultural Heritage
Canada, Born 1958

Project Goal

Use oral testimonies to reconcile Canada with its social history


Location: Canada

"The more we celebrate these stories, the better equipped we are to confront discrimination today.”

Lawyer and ethnologist Dora Nipp is preserving a collection of oral interviews with immigrants to Canada. Creating a museum in Toronto where visitors can listen to the recordings in an interactive environment, Nipp is encouraging tolerance and enriching Canada’s wide experience of multiculturalism.

The ambitious project involves digitizing more than 8,000 hours of interviews, preserving for historians an invaluable window on Canada’s history.

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