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Pluralism and the politics of change in Canada’s national museums

contours of the Senate Library, while to the west the long, low-slung contours of Moriyama and Teshima’s Canadian War Museum emerge from a grassy embankment. On the Quebec side of the river, the curving organic forms created by Douglas Cardinal for the Canadian Museum of History face across to the high bluff crowned by the Parliament buildings. The commissioning of Israeli-Canadian, Japanese-Canadian and Blackfoot architects to design new homes for these three museums was as emblematic of the multicultural construct of Canadian identity promoted by late twentieth

in Curatopia
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Audiences and objects

in 1949 was very different. In the wake of the Education Act of 1944 giving LEAs more authority and finance, museum education thrived in Britain, and education services in various modes become commonplace.67 Museum educators began to seek for themselves a professional identity distinct from curators on the one hand and teachers on the other, as for example in the formation of the Group for Children’s Activities in Museums (forerunner of the Group for Education in Museums).68 In Manchester, the post-war resurgence in museum education was marked by more informal

in Nature and culture
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Collecting networks and the museum

psychologies of individual collectors.3 Historians of science have likewise produced sophisticated analyses of scientific collectors and collecting.4 In this chapter I seek to extend these bodies of literature by addressing the Nature and culture 92 institution as collector.5 As Simon Knell writes of philosophical society museums, ‘While many participants were collectors or knew collectors, the size, nature and socio-political make-up of these corporate bodies provided opportunities for collecting in new ways and on a new scale.’6 Given the extent of any single museum

in Nature and culture