Lighting the Fire of Freedom

November 18, 2021 – January 26, 2022

Lighting the Fire of Freedom: Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

This exhibition celebrates 50 years of Bangladesh and the 100 years birth anniversary of its founder Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. It chronicles the struggle of the people of Bangladesh and their hard-earned freedom under the bold and charismatic leadership of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, fondly remembered by the nation as Bangabandhu or friend of the Bengal.


Curated by Ali Adil Khan and Ruxmini Choudhury

Image: Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman greeting his supporters, Rajshahi, 1970. Courtesy of Bangladesh Liberation War Museum.

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300 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, ON L5B 3C1
(905) 896-5088


Free Admission | Donations Appreciated


Charitable #11904 3586 RR 0001

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Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 10am – 5pm
Thursdays: 10am - 8pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12pm – 4pm
Monday & Holidays: Closed



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