Cover Thy Head: Headdresses and Identities opened at The Morris and Sally Justein Heritage Museum on Sunday, October 28, 2012. This exhibit honoured similarities and differences cross-culturally by exploring visible symbols of belief, belonging, and status. Cover Thy Head was an opportunity for the Baycrest community and the community at large to come together to learn, celebrate, and share.
The exhibit presented headdresses representing religious leadership, special life milestones, professional and social groups, and diversity in Canada. This collection of artifacts was been kindly loaned to the museum from a variety of sources including: St. Mark’s Coptic Museum, The Museum and Archives of Toronto East General Hospital, The Jewish Canadian Military Museum, The Archives of the Archdiocese of Toronto, the Toronto Police Service and numerous private lendors. Cover Thy Head also featured a juried exhibition of 50 unique, contemporary kippot created by artists from around the world.
Cover Thy Head was generously supported by FedEx Office, Wm. Prager Ltd. and Gertex Hosiery Inc.