Museum Pieces: Toward the Indigenization of Canadian Museums Ruth Phillips (2011, Montreal: McGill-Queens’s University Press) Reviewed by Aaron Glass (Bard Graduate Center) “Canada’s collaborative models of museum practice have arisen as organically from its history as the canoe or the snowmobile.” The first sentence of Ruth Phillips’ long-awaited volume ofContinue Reading

Discover alternative historical perspectives and methods in the midst of Canada’s largest collection in science, medicine and technology. Our annual artifact sessions in the CSTM storage facility bring together Canadian and international scholars from across the disciplinary spectrum. Participants immerse themselves in our collections gaining renewed appreciation for artifacts andContinue Reading

[image from The Globe and Mail] Recently, Canadian art collector and philanthropist Michael Audain acquired a carved Nuu-chah-nulth club that Captain Cook had collected at Friendly Cove on Nootka Sound, British Columbia on his Third Voyage in 1778. In March, Audain donated the rare object to UBC’s Museum of AnthropologyContinue Reading