Hall of Mirrors

Subtitle: 
Museums and the Canadian Public
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Hall of Mirrors is not an academic work, neither is it journalism ... I have not held back from speculation. I recognize that some of the views expressed here are odd, if not downright eccentric, but they are all my own, and I take full responsibility for them." With this intriguing opening, author Robyn Gillam launches into a richly researched, engaging history of museums that ranges from ancient Greece to Canada's Royal Ontario Museum, Glenbow, and Museum of Civilization. Unafraid to take a strong stand, Gillam points to class, race, and gender biases that have maintained a wall around many of Canada's largest public museums.

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"Hall of Mirrors questions whether museums have the financial or cultural muscle to survive the growing pressures of the 21st century."

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Carlene Rummery, Prairie Books NOW
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ISBN-13: 
978-0920159859
ISBN-10: 
0920159850
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Price: 
$24.95
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Page Count: 
272pp
Width: 
6.00inches
Height: 
9.00inches