The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Monday, March 30, 2015


Canadian Museum of Civilization changes its name to Canadian Museum of History
Canadian Museum of Civilization. Photo: Steven Darby.
GATINEAU.- As announced on October 16 by the Minister of Canadian Heritage, the Honourable James Moore, the Canadian Museum of Civilization will become the Canadian Museum of History. This new Canadian Museum of History will present the national history of Canada and its people. This transition will take place gradually over the next several years to be ready for Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017.

The storyline for the Canadian Museum of History will be developed by the Museum’s historians and researchers, in collaboration with renowned historians from across the country. In addition, the Museum will seek input from Canadians across the country on the stories, themes and events that have shaped our country.

This allows this museum to sharpen its focus and explore the major themes and seminal events and people that have shaped who we are today. Preserving and presenting our nation’s history is vitally important to national life and to our national sense of self.

“Canadians have created a society not like any other; a country that is economically viable, is based on fairness and justice, and that promotes the participation of all of its citizens. That is the great Canadian story,” said Mark O’Neill, President and CEO of the Museum. “And our vision at the Canadian Museum of History is to showcase the touchstones – those seminal experiences, personalities, and objects – that have brought us here.”

Fast facts
The Canada Hall, the Canadian Personalities Hall, and Canadian Postal Museum will be combined to create a new, permanent exhibition on Canadian history. Many of the artifacts, collections and stories currently found in these spaces will be re-integrated into the new gallery as they form part of our national story.

Included in this new exhibition is a space dedicated to presenting exhibitions from museums across the country to complete the national story. This will be done through the development of a network of museums across the country.

The First Peoples Hall and the Grand Hall will continue to tell the remarkable history of Canada’s First Peoples and highlight the wealth of their modern-day contributions. The stories of Canada’s First Peoples will also be part of the new gallery, as these stories are an important part of our history and our national identity.

The Museum will continue to present international exhibitions from museums around the world that present world history and cultures.

The Canadian Children’s Museum will not be affected by this change. The Museum will also embark on a major fundraising initiative to complement the Government’s one-time contribution of $25M.

The Museum will remain open throughout this transition. Work will be done progressively. The spaces will change gradually, therefore remaining accessible to visitors for as long as possible during this transition.





Today's News

October 19, 2012

Schirn Kunsthalle presents a comprehensive retrospective dedicated to Gustave Caillebotte

Getty Research Institute acquires archive of the historic Knoedler & Company Gallery

Howard Hughes' around-the-world flight archive on the block at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

Arte Primitivo annouces sale of Fine Pre-Columbian and Tribal Art, Classical and Asian Antiquities

Sotheby's sale features a selective array of major photographs from vintage to contemporary

Exhibition of William N. Copley's Patriotic works opens at Paul Kasmin Gallery

German Expressionism from the Detroit Institute of Arts opens at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts

Global persuasion: Original mid-century modern posters at International Poster Gallery

Hand welded stainless steel sculptures by Liao Yibai on view at Mike Weiss Gallery

Internationally renowned American painter Edward Eugene Boccia dies in Saint Louis

Discover the smelliest object in the National Museum of Scotland with new app

"Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men" exhibition opens at the Museum of London

Canadian Museum of Civilization changes its name to Canadian Museum of History

Temporary Structures Gorky Park: From Konstantin Melnikov to Shigeru Ban opens at Garage in Moscow

The first sale at Sotheby's France devoted entirely to music totals $4.3 million

South African art breaks world record prices at Bonhams in London again

Priceless porcelain used as Russian shooting targets comes to Bonhams from brink of destruction

Getty Research Institute announces gift of rare 18th and 19th century prints

Seamus Moran exhibition opens at the Royal Cornwall Museum

Contemporary Indonesian Art: Jompet Kuswidananto & Eko Nugroho at the National Gallery of Victoria

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Alan Bean's Apollo 12 space memorabilia for auction at Bonhams' annual Space History sale

2.- Former electrician who hid 271 Picasso works found guilty of possessing stolen goods

3.- Museo del Prado brings together for the first time four masterpieces by Van der Weyden

4.- Study by Mexican anthropologist says elites' clash led to Teotihuacan collapse

5.- Classical realist painter Jenness Cortez re-imagines Leonardo's 'Mona Lisa'

6.- National Gallery of Art reunites Rubens' Three Magi for the first time in a century

7.- Adolf Hitler 1912 watercolor still life painting to be auctioned by Nate D. Sanders Auctions

8.- Curator at Croatia's Natural History Museum finds Neanderthals were world's first jewellers

9.- 17 tourists killed and 42 wounded as gunmen attack Tunisia's National Bardo Museum

10.- Anish Kapoor presents a series of giant and wildly expressive resin and silicon works



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site