Hungarian interview - Veronica Gervers

MHSO, and Magda Zalan, Hungarian interview - Veronica Gervers, 1978.

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Creator MHSO
Magda Zalan
Title Hungarian interview - Veronica Gervers
Published MHSO, and Magda Zalan, Hungarian interview - Veronica Gervers, 1978.
Identifier nlc-bnc.bvas.nlc-bnc.bvas.hungarian.66
Subject Gervers, Veronica
Hungarian Canadian
Oral history
Language English
Media Audio
Contributor Alouette Canada
Description Veronica Gervers begins by explaining how she came to work at the Royal Ontario Museum, as a curator and textile scholar. She talks about her academic background and her Ph.D. Dr. Gervers also talks about her marriage and husband. She explains where she learned English, and also the sorts of difficulties that she encountered when she arrived in Toronto from Hungary. She compares a typical working day in Canada with one in Hungary, and also the types of living accommodations in both countries. She provides information on her family background and her relationship with her family and her homeland. Dr. Gervers talks about the collecting that she has done for the ROM in Hungarian textile art. She contrasts her career with those of her Hungarian colleagues. Dr. Gervers responds to a question about whether she feels that she is at the beginning of her career, or whether she feels she has 'arrived.' Dr. Gervers talks about her current work and her interest in women's liberation in Hungary and Canada.
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