Monday, October 15, 2012
From Civilization to Canada
Posted by Christopher Moore
found the news on the rapidly-becoming-indispensable blog called Charlevoix.
Charlevoix suspects this is another of the Harper government's efforts to brand Canadian history as dead white guys, war stories, and Queen Elizabeth II. Well, maybe, but the museum, whatever its name, has always been largely a museum of Canadian history. If it continues to be a place where museum professionals can do cutting-edge museological work about Canada for a large public -- something Charlevoix very much doubts -- I'll be okay with the name change.