The Museum Called Canada

The Museum Called Canada

25 Rooms of Wonder

Book - 2004
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Hold our history in your hands, with a spectacular virtual museum that is at once a sweeping exploration of Canadian history and culture, an indispensable reference guide and a remarkable treasury of information. Welcome to a museum so vast and full of wonder that it could only be called Canada. Each ofThe Museum Called Canada's 25 rooms houses carefully chosen exhibits that illuminate a significant historical theme. This majestic collection brings together high art and popular culture, science and nature, rare objects and whimsical ephemera. Here you will see the empty eye sockets of Tyrannosaurus Rex and be able to examine intricate and ethereal wood-carved angels built for Quebec's Rideau Chapel. Exhibits span the breadth of our nation, from the Yuquot Whaler's Shrine of Vancouver Island's Nootka to an anti-Confederation poster from the controversially soon-to-be-province Newfoundland. Your guide to the collection is historian and author Charlotte Gray. For each room in the museum, Gray has written a short essay that delves into the world of a particularly evocative artifact and its importance in the context of the room's theme and time period. The Museum Called Canada-- with its expansive vision, its surprising juxtapositions, its visual feasts and intellectual explorations -- is a beautiful and inspiring place that you will want to visit again and again.
Publisher: Toronto : Created and produced by Otherwise Editions for Random House Canada, c2004
ISBN: 9780679312208
Branch Call Number: 971 GRA
Characteristics: 705, [15] p. :,ill. (some col.) ;,24 cm
Additional Contributors: Tong, Nancy
Angel, Sara


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Jun 10, 2016

June 9 2016.....just picked this up from the library. After a quick look at it, I went to Amazon and ordered my own copy. (a used one for $5, what a deal!) This looks like a little (actually big!) treasure that should be seen by more. It is going to be sitting on my coffee table at the cabin, where hopefully it will be picked up and read often! A wonderful armchair museum of our country!

WVMLStaffPicks Jan 22, 2015

What a wonderful stroll through our country's history and culture; back to pre-history and forward to today. The most gorgeous photographs and short, intelligent essays about particularly evocative artifacts will invite you to re-visit often. It's the perfect museum, and it's beautiful!

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