What Museums Mean to Us (or rather, Me, Andrew)

I recently took the Museums For Me survey, and it made me ponder the significance museums have to me and the society in which we live.  The dire threat COVID-19 poses to the survival of many museums makes these questions especially timely. 90% of the world's 85,000 museums temporarily shut this year, and UNESCO fears one in eight--some 11,000 of them--may never reopen.  If museums are...

Reevaluating Canada’s Past in the age of Black Lives Matter

This Canada Day we look inward at the way we understand national history of racism, and ask how public historians can change our society for the better. This Canada Day comes at one of the most perilous moments in this nation's history. The jubilant parades, firework shows, and breathless round-the-clock CBC coverage have been tempered by the ongoing pandemic, and given way to virtual gatherings...