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Rescue Capsule used at the San Jose Chilean mine
2011-03-17
Canada Science and Technology Museum
The Canada Science and Technology Museum invites members of the media to a preview of the Rescue Capsule used at the rescue of thirty-three miners at the San Jose Mine in Copiap, Chile.
Royal BC Museum offers admission by donation
2009-12-29
Royal BC Museum
As a gift to thank the community for its continued support, the Royal BC Museum (RBCM) is carrying on its New Years tradition by offering admission by donation. Visitors are asked to pay-what-they-c...
Sheep-Shearing Weekend at the Canada Agriculture Museum
2011-05-11
Canada Agriculture Museum
Spring is a special time at the Canada Agriculture Museum, where lambs are born and sheep are shorn. Visit the Museum during the May long weekend, and discover the amazing world of wool!
Spirit of the season alive at Royal BC Museum
2009-12-14
Royal BC Museum
The Royal BC Museum is ready for the holidays, with carolling and displays for all.

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A century of sugar and tears
Guadeloupe has bulit a slavery memorial centre on the site of a gigantic sugar refinery, believing it's necessary to acknowledge
Denis, Jacques
Article
2015
Le Monde diplomatic
Present day Guadeloupei s coming to terms with a grim past through the Caribbean Centre of Expression and Memory of Slavery and the Slave Trade (MACTe), a new museum and memorial built symbolically on...
Collection (museum)
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
A museum is distinguished by a collection of often unique objects that forms the core of its activities for exhibitions, education, research, etc. This differentiates it from an archive or library, wh...
Google a great painting
Project allows users to get a close-up view of works from 17 museums
Brown, Mark
Article
2011
Guardian
Google's Art Project allows viewers to browse works from 17 museums including the Metropolitcan Museum, MoMA, The National Gallery, Tate Britain and others in super-high resolution.
How Big Pharma Infiltrated the Boston Museum of Science
Rosenberg, Martha
Article
2018
CounterPunch
Mental illness is a highly stigmatized, life-long condition, that millions do not even realize they have and only a pharmaceutical drug can fix says Pharma and its operatives.
Is this Europe's best secret museum?
Frizzell, Nell
Article
2016
The Guardian
In a small German town, a museum dedicated to life in the GDR – with everything from crank-handled calculators to Communist doilies – exists, virtually undiscovered, in one man's attic.
Israeli museum transfer sets 'dangerous precedent'
Gostoli, Ylenia
Article
2016
Al Jazeera
A recent court ruling sanctioned the move of a rare archaeological library from East to West Jerusalem.
Keys, comb and a plant: Palestinians tell of their past through cherished belongings
Lynfield, Ben
Article
2015
The National
The first national museum for the geographically dispersed and exiled Palestinian people is taking shape, not only physically but conceptually. The goal is "to connect the Palestinians and present dif...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 12, 2015
Organizing
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Khan, Tahmid (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Connexions
The focus of this issue is organizing. How can we challenge and overcome entrenched structures of economic and political power? Our own source of power is our latent ability to join together and work ...
The politics of display
The redesign of the Ashmolean in Oxford provides a chance to reflect on how we understand the meaning of collections
Hall, James
Article
2009
The Guardian
The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford is the oldest museum in Britain, founded in 1693. The institution has grown, thanks to a new postmodern building by architect Rick Mather. The open concept design of the...
Preservation or plunder? The battle over the British Museum's Indigenous Australian show
Daley,Paul
Article
2015
The Guardian
Indigenous Australians are calling for the objects on show at the British Museum's new exhibition to be returned.
Public history
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Article
Public history is a term that describes the broad range of activities undertaken by people with some training in the discipline of history who are generally working outside of specialized academic set...
Rooms with a View of Russian Artistic History
Kennicott, Phillip
Article
2012
The Washington Post
Discussing the challenges for the small historic museums seeking to establish themselves in St. Petersburg.

Sources Bookshelf

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.
The Erotic Arts
Webb, Peter
Book
1975
Covers the uses of erotic themes in various branches of the arts at all times and in many civilizations.
Pictures Bring Us Messages
Sinaakssiiksi aohtsimaahpihkookiyaawa. Photographs and Histories from the Kainai Nation
Brown, Alison, K., Peers, Laura, with members of the Kainai Nation
Book
2006
An example of museum professionals working with member of an aboriginal community to explore photographs taken of members of that community many decades earlier.

Media

Canadian Art Magazine
Arts and various media across Canada.
Muse
Written by museum professionals for peers, volunteers, students and afficionados. Contains news, commentary, in-depth articles and book reviews.
ROM
Magazine by Royal Ontario Museum. Articles on science, art and archaeology with regular editorial columns. All content concentrates on the research and collections of the ROM.

Government Ministries & Agencies

Canada Aviation and Space Museum
The museum's collection policy is to illustrate the development of the flying machine in both peace and war from the pioneer period to the present time.
Department of Canadian Heritage
Amalgamation of certain programs from former Department of the Secretary of State, Parks Canada, Multiculturalism and Citizenship, Amateur Sport, and Communications Canada. Mandate is to ensure a stro...
Canadian Museum of History
To enhance Canadians# knowledge, understanding and appreciation of events, experiences, people and objects that reflect and have shaped Canada#s history and identity, and also to enhance their awarene...
National Gallery of Canada
Mandated to develop, maintain, and make known, throughout Canada and internationally, a collection of works of art, both historic and contemporary, with special, but not exclusive, reference to Canada...


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