Tuesday, November 18, 2008
1,200 Canadiana treasures acquired
This is big news for Canadian art, treasure and history lovers. I first saw it on CBC Monday night, and The Province ran a story about it:
Treasure trove of Candiana repatriated from England
It took two years of negotiations by Library and Archives Canada, the National Gallery of Canada and the Canada Museum of Civilization. The collection of 1,200 artworks, artifacts and historical documents is from the estate of the late Peter Winkworth of Montreal.
Canada Museum of Civilization in Gatineau, Quebec. The museum is located across the river from Ottawa.
Photo by Sue Frause.
The tour begins at the CPR Steamship Terminal Building, located across the street from the BC Parliament Buildings pictured here. ©SueFrause...
Heart-shaped kelp on Vargas Island off Vancouver Island Photo by Sue Frause
BC FERRIES AND FIRST PEOPLES' CULTURAL COUNCIL REVEAL COAST SALISH ARTWORK FOR NEWEST SALISH CLASS FERRYArtist Maynard Johnny Jr. with his Coast Salish artwork BC Ferries and the First Peoples' Cultural Council have revealed the design fo...
For All Time: The Shakespeare First Folio celebrates the University of British Columbia Library's recent acquisition of a complete fir...