Museum of Civilization Change

The Museum of Canadian History and the Great White-Only North

Rachel Décoste | Posted 07.04.2013 | Canada Politics
Rachel Décoste

Why is it that in 2013, Canadians and foreigners alike still believe we are the Great White-(Only) North? Canada is boxed into a stereotype of snow, lumberjacks and igloos. No wonder foreigners think we're so boring! When I travel abroad, no one ever guesses I am as Canadian as poutine and beavertails.

Will Canada's New Museum Shatter Our Vanilla Image?

Rachel Décoste | Posted 04.09.2013 | Canada
Rachel Décoste

As recently as 2009, Canadian Tourism Commission spokesperson conceded that "Canada has had a kind of vanilla pudding image -- safe and nice, like the girl next door -- not the hot chick you'd want to go on vacation with." In other words, we're perceived as "uninteresting." Will the Museum of Canadian History change that? The Americans think they have the monopoly on those adjectives when it comes to their country's history. They don't. A Canadian History Museum can showcase the contribution of people who fall outside the dreary stereotypes and repetitive platitudes.

A Bunch Of 'Middle-Aged White Guys'

CBC | Posted 12.27.2012 | Canada Politics

The Museum of Civilization wants the public to weigh in on what a history museum should contain, but the website it created to collect feedback is rai...

Harper, the Museum of Civilization Ain't Broke, so Don't Fix it

Rachel Décoste | Posted 12.16.2012 | Canada Politics
Rachel Décoste

Canada's most-visited museum, the Museum of Civilization, is a staple in the National Capital Region. It has garnered sustained interest from locals and foreigners alike with its exhibits showcasing the splendour of cultures and civilizations worldwide. In an abstruse move, the Harper government is announcing today that the beloved museum's mandate is being rebranded to focus solely on domestic history, while the overarching themes of military and monarchy -- sweetheart conservative subjects -- have been touted as guiding principles.

Museum Of Civilization To Become History

CBC | Posted 12.15.2012 | Canada Politics

The Canadian Museum of Civilization, the country's largest museum, will be rebranded as the Canadian Museum of History to reflect a focus on Canadian ...