The Cree beaded hood (Courtesy of Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute)

Canada’s museums are slowly starting to return Indigenous artifacts

The western world is under growing pressure to confront issues around the rightful ownership of art and artifacts. In Canada, that reckoning has just begun.

The fraught case of the National Gallery’s plan to sell a Chagall painting

How the federal museum’s scheme to sell one high-priced painting to pay for another fell apart

Curatorial studies at Carleton University: the past’s next generation

A partnership with the National Gallery of Canada prepares curators for a shifting role in society

How Mesopotamia invented our world (and created the best beer stein)

A look at the only Canadian stop on a world tour of treasures from the cradle of civilization


The Museum of Conservative History?

Staff at the Museum of Civilization are concerned about the museum’s rebranding and new mandate.

Playground panic

Panic on the playground

New anti-pedophile measures bar adults without kids from visiting parks and museums


Canada’s most cultured cities

Who in Canada are the big readers, show-goers and museum patrons?