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African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States
The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) is an organization created by the Georgetown Agreement in 1975. It is composed of African, Caribbean and Pacific States signatories to the Georgetown Agreement or the Partne...
American Museum of Natural History
The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), located in New York, comprises 25 interconnected buildings that house 46 permanent exhibition halls, research laboratories and its renowned library. The collections contain over 32 m...
Anthology Film Archives
Anthology Film Archives is an international centre for the preservation, study and exhibition of film and video with a particular focus on American independent and avant-garde cinema and its precursors found in classic European, S...
Asian Civilisations Museum
The Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) is the first museum in the region to present a broad yet integrated perspective of pan-Asian cultures and civilisations. As one of the National Museums of Singapore under the National Heritage ...
The British Museum
The British Museum is a museum of human history and culture situated in London. Its collections, which number more than 7 million objects, are amongst the largest and most comprehensive in the world and originate from all continen...
Canadian Encyclopedia
The full text of The Canadian Encyclopedia and its related resources has been made available online by the Historica Foundation as a public service since 1999. Since its publication in book form in 1985, The Canadian Encyclopedia ...
Central American Integration System
Central American Integration System (Spanish: Sistema de la Integraci¢n Centroamericana; SICA) is an intergovernmental organization of Central American states. It has a standing invitation to participate as observer in the session...
Community of Portuguese-speaking Countries
A Comunidade dos Pa¡ses de L¡ngua Portuguesa - CPLP ‚ o foro multilateral privilegiado para o aprofundamento da amizade m£tua e da coopera‡ao entre os seus membros. Criada em 17 de Julho de 1996, a CPLP goza de personalidade jur¡d...
Community of Sahelo-Saharan States
CEN-SAD was established in February 1998 by six countries, but since then its membership has grown to 28. One of its main goals is to achieve economic unity through the implementation of the free movement of people and goods in or...
Council of Europe
Founded in 1949, the Council of Europe seeks to develop throughout Europe common and democratic principles based on the European Convention on Human Rights and other reference texts on the protection of individuals. The Council ha...
Deutsches Historisches Museum
The Deutsches Historisches Museum (DHM, German Historical Museum) was founded in 1987 by the chancellor of Germany, Helmut Kohl, and the mayor of Berlin, Eberhard Diepgen, on the occasion of the 750th anniversary of the founding o...
East African Community
The East African Community (EAC) is the regional intergovernmental organization of the Republics of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Republic of Burundi and Republic of Rwanda with its headquarters in Arusha, Tanzan...
Economic Community of Central African States
ECCAS aims to achieve collective autonomy, raise the standard of living of its populations and maintain economic stability through harmonious cooperation. Its ultimate goal is to establish a Central African Common Market.
Economic Community of West African States
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is a regional group of fifteen countries, founded in 1975. Its mission is to promote economic integration in "all fields of economic activity, particularly industry, transport...
Economic Cooperation Organization
Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) is an intergovernmental regional organization established in 1985 by Iran, Pakistan and Turkey for the purpose of promoting economic, technical and cultural cooperation among the member stat...
J. Paul Getty Museum
The J. Paul Getty Museum seeks to further knowledge of the visual arts and to nurture critical seeing by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting works of art of the highest quality. To fulfill its mission, the Museum c...
The Hermitage
The State Hermitage occupies six magnificent buildings situated along the embankment of the River Neva, right in the heart of St. Petersburg. The leading role in this unique architectural ensemble is played by the Winter Palace, t...
Kunsthistorisches Museum
The Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna numbers among the most important European museum buildings put up during the 19th century. The monumental structure, built at the behest of Emperor Franz Joseph I as part of his expansion of...
League of Arab States
A regional organization of Arab states in Southwest Asia, and North and Northeast Africa. The Arab League currently has 22 members and four observers. The main goal of the league is to "draw closer the relations between member Sta...
Organization of American States
The Organization of American States (OAS) brings together the nations of the Western Hemisphere to strengthen cooperation on democratic values, defend common interests and debate the major issues facing the region and the world. T...
Pacific Islands Forum
The Pacific Islands Forum, formerly the South Pacific Forum until a name change in October 2000, was founded in August 1971 and comprises 16 independent and self-governing states in the Pacific. The Forum is the region's premier p...
Partners in Population and Development
Partners in Population and Development (PPD) is the only organization in the world fully dedicated to the promotion of South-South partnerships.
Shanghai Cooperation Organization
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is a permanent intergovernmental international organization whose creation was proclaimed on 15 June 2001 in Shanghai (China) by the Republic of Kazakhstan, the People's Republic of Chin...
Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
The National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) is part of the Smithsonian Institution, the world's preeminent museum and research complex. The Museum is dedicated to inspiring curiosity, discovery and learning about the natural wor...
Southern African Development Community
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has been in existence since 1980, when it was formed as a loose alliance of nine majority-ruled States in Southern Africa known as the Southern African Development Coordination Con...
The Straight Goods
Over ten years Straight Goods News has worked to become a trusted, progressive Canadian online news source. It evolved from one news website - StraightGoods.ca - to a family of them including: HarperIndex.ca, PublicValues.ca, ...
UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was founded on 16 November 1945. For this specialized United Nations agency, it is not enough to build classrooms in devastated countries or to publish ...
The Victoria and Albert Museum
The Victoria and Albert Museum (often abbreviated as the V&A) in London is the world's largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects. Named after Prince Albert and Queen V...

News Releases

Sources welcomes the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT)
2009-01-22
Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT)
For the betterment of Canadian theatre, PACT provides leadership, national representation and a variety of programs and practical assistance to member companies, enabling members to do their own creat...

Sources Select Resources

Arts Culture Media Communications Topic Index in Sources Directory
Spokespersons, Experts, and Resources
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A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to arts, culture, media, and communicatins in the Sources directory for the media.
Connexions Library: Arts, Media, Culture Focus
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Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on media, culture, and art.
Identity is that which is given
Malik, Kenan
Article
2008
In this age of globalisation many people fret about Western culture taking over the world. But the greatest Western export is not Disney or McDonalds or Tom Cruise. It is the very idea of culture.
The Limits of Postcolonial Criticism: The Discourse of Edward Said
San Juan, E. Jr.
Article
1998
Against the Current
ONE OF THE fundamental discoveries of Marxist historiography is that capitalism as a world system has developed unevenly, with the operations of the “free market” determined by unplanned but (after an...
Testimony of David U. Himmelstein, M.D. before the HELP Subcommittee
Himmelstein, David U.
Article
2009
A single-payer reform would make care affordable through vast savings on bureaucracy and profits. As my colleagues and I have shown in research published in the New England Journal of Medicine, admini...

Sources Bookshelf

Blogwars
The New Political Battleground
Perlmutter, David D.
Book
2008
Examines the degree to which blogs influence - or fail to influence - American political life. Points out that blogs are not that powerful by traditional political measures: while bloggers can offer ...
The City in History
Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects
Mumford, Lewis
Book
1961
Beginning with an interpretation of the origin and nature of the city, Mumford follows the city's development from Egypt and Mesopotamia through Greece, Rome, and the Middle Ages to the modern world.
Culture of Complaint
The Fraying of America
Hughes, Robert
Book
1993
Propaganda-talk, euphemism, and evasion are so much a part of American usage today that they cross all party lines and ideological divides. The art of not answering the question, of cloaking unpleasan...
Experiences in Translation
Eco, Umberto
Book
2001
Identifies the different types of interpretive acts that count as translation. An enticing new typology emerges, based on Eco's insistence on a common-sense approach and the necessity of taking a crit...
A History of Reading
Manguel, Alberto
Book
1996
An exploration of what it means to be a reader of books.
The Library at Night
Manguel, Alberto
Book
2006
The Library at Night tells the story of the important role of libraries in human civilization and how books are an essential link between the individual and the world.
Made in America
An Informal History of the English Language in the United States
Bryson, Bill
Book
1994
A history of American English.
Rain/Drizzle/Fog: Film and Television in Atlantic Canada
Varga, Darrell (ed.)
Book
2008
Scholarly study of film and television in Atlantic Canada. Provides a broad historical overview of film and television in the region, as well as essays on specific topics such as contemporary popular ...
The Voice of Newfoundland
A Social History of the Broadcasting Corporation of Newfoundland, 1939-1949
Webb, Jeff A.
Book
2008
Explores the roles that radio played in society and culture during a vibrant and pivotal time in Newfoundland's history, and demonstrates how the broadcaster's decision to air political debates was pi...

Media

L'actualit‚
The magazine of reference for more than half a million French-speaking Canadians.
Adbusters Magazine
Features articles dealing with the erosion of the physical and cultural environment precipitated by commercial and corporate interests.
BC Business
The most widely read business publication in BC
Chart
Reports on the music scene in Canada and abroad.
Columbia Journal
Positive, progressive alternative to mainstream corporate media. Our mandate is to inform, entertain and advocate for the people of British Columbia.
Fresh Magazine
Fitness, health, business, fashion, music, sex and culture. For ages 18 to 34.
Fuse Magazine
An active mix of arts journalism, investigative features, artists' pages and reviews of visual art, video, film, new media, independent press and performance art. A wide spectrum of Canadian cultural ...
Literary Review of Canada
A forum for discussion and debate about books, culture, politics and ideas. Features reviews of Canadian books and essays by Canadian writers.
Medusa
The magazine of deviant, Left Coast culture.
Muse
Written by museum professionals for peers, volunteers, students and afficionados. Contains news, commentary, in-depth articles and book reviews.
Newfoundland and Labrador Studies
Society, arts, culture and science of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Northword Magazine
Aims to connect and promote communities in B.C.'s north through printed word and image.
Public
Interdisciplinary journal exploring contemporary cultural issues. A forum for international academics, artists, critics and theorists.
SBTN (Saigon Broadcasting Television Network)
A Vietnamese language channel. Offers programming to keep Vietnamese Canadians connected with their culture and identity. Includes news, talk shows, sports, children's programming, entertainment, var...
This Magazine
Canada's alternative magazine of politics and culture. Award-winning writing that takes on orthodoxy on all fronts with wit and attitude. Investigative journalism you can't get anywhere else.
Topia - A Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies
Committed to presenting the Canadian perspective with dialogue among researchers in academia and the arts regarding culture, nationality, technology, gender, race, the environment and the politics of ...
Word Magazine
Toronto's Urban Culture Magazine is an essential one-stop guide to music, urban culture, entertainment and news.

Government Ministries & Agencies

Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board
An independent tribunal of the Department of Canadian Heritage, the board certifies cultural property for income tax purposes and reviews appeals of applications for export permits that have been deni...
Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation
The Corporation manages the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Canadian War Museum. Protects and exhibits Canada's heritage for current and future generations.
Statistics Canada
Canada's central statistical agency.


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