Themes

GOLD MINING    •    GOLD IN NATURE    •    GOLD IN SOCIETY    •    GOLD IN ART

Gold in Art

Art as Documentation

Before smartphones and cameras, the only way to record your surroundings was by drawing and painting.

Gold as Decoration

The physical properties of gold make it easy to use to decorate both objects and ourselves.

Artists

The people who captured images from Nova Scotia’s gold mining history were not just artists, but trained scientists, engineers, and military professionals.