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WELL-KNOWN THINKERS, SCHOLARS AND WRITERS

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  1. Courtney Gardner says:

    n addition to the views of museum experts, scholars and thinkers could help inform diverse and inclusive perspectives of history. The more informed perspectives used, the more complete the picture.

  2. s. dean says:

    Please do not let politics edit out honest and varied contributions of a multicultural society. There is enough tension in this country from museums and texts that glorify and present only fact about the French history, allowing too much to be forgotten and marginalized about the rest of us who also helped build the country

  3. Tracey says:

    Please include plays/theatre/music as a means of telling stories about Canada. Actors and singers are experts in their own way and can breathe life into events in such a way that they resonate permanently. There need not be complicated sets or costumes, just wonderful acting and singing. Best of luck with updating the museum. It is a wonderful place and well deserves to have attention placed on refreshing and updating its focus. Thank you.

  4. Manfred paulun says:

    why not try something bold? A museum of world civilization. Something that binds us all into a true international community. Where else than here in Canada?
    Exhibitions on mankind’s great philosophers, musicians, architects, painters that the human race has brought fourth – a magnet and meeting place for our visitors from all over the globe.
    There would be so much more to be said on this idea.

  5. Andrew says:

    Thinkers and scholars provide people with something to relate to, a name to reflect on. If they can’t relate to what they are seeing how can they appreciate its value?

  6. Dorothy Newman says:

    It appears to be a foregone conclusion that what used to be the Museum of Canadian Civilization will now be the Museum of Canadian History. But, please, let us have a museum that is informative, even if it is uncomfortable, and that tells things as they happened, even if they are not fun. The museum should concentrate on facts and objectivity, and personal experience should be used to add colour and depth, but not be the substance.

  7. Dorothy Newman says:

    I love the Canadian Museum of Civilization. I think it is a mistake to rename and restructure it as the Canadian History Museum. There ought to be a Canadian History Museum, but all the exhibits the the Museum of Civilization are important and I disagree completely with the intent to abolish, for example, Canada Hall – it is so evocative of what made Canada – good and bad. Let’s have a Museum of Canadian History AND a Museum of Canadian Civilization!

  8. MEGHAN says:

    Hearing or reading people’s stories brings history “to life” and makes it possible for people to relate to the facts. Hearing a variety of perspectives on the same story can also build depth to the facts, especially when views are conflicting. I think it would be very interesting to hear personal reflections on various elements of Canadian history from the people who were actually there, i.e. from journals/diaries, newspapers of the time, personal accounts, etc.

  9. naomi says:

    perspective depends on what side of the conflict or event the person of interest is from. the museum should tell a story, not only rely on facts and objectivity. thats what our history is, whether we like it or not. its only one perspective of a whole event. however, there should always be mention of whose facts each presentation is dependent on. history is most interesting when it becomes personal. keep it personal, don’t bore us with facts that we can find on the internet.

  10. Malcolm says:

    I would love it if famous writers would give talks at the museum. But writers that are not too scientific and that would be good for people of all ages. History should be fun.

We travelled across Canada with stops in the cities listed below. Thank you to everyone who shared their ideas with us during our kiosk activities and our roundtable discussions.

Province City Date Venue
British Columbia Vancouver November 9 Vancouver Public Library
British Columbia Vancouver November 10 Vancouver Flea Market
Newfoundland St. John's November 20 Memorial University of Newfoundland
Newfoundland St. John's November 20 Centre scolaire et communautaire des Grands-Vents
Nova Scotia Halifax November 21 Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
Nova Scotia Halifax November 22 Halifax Stanfield International Airport
New Brunswick Fredericton November 23 Crowne Plaza Fredericton Lord Beaverbrook Hotel
Alberta Edmonton December 4 Prince of Wales Armouries
Alberta Edmonton December 5 University of Alberta
Ontario Toronto December 11 Toronto Reference Library
Ontario Toronto December 12 Centennial College
Saskatchewan Saskatoon January 15 Radisson Hotel Saskatoon
Saskatchewan Saskatoon January 16 The Mall at Lawson Heights
Quebec Montréal January 24 Promenades Cathédrale
Quebec Montréal January 24 Salon Cartier 1, Centre Mont-Royal
Quebec Gatineau January 31 Canadian Museum of Civilization