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Every Object Has a Story

Extraordinary Canadians Celebrate the Royal Ontario Museum

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Format: Hardcover, 188 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United States, 14 October 2014
For the past 99 years, the Royal Ontario Museum has introduced its visitors to objects from all corners of the globe. In celebration of the Museum s centennial, 21 Canadian writers, painters, filmmakers even an astronaut share their personal connections with a unique object from the Museum s collection in this extraordinary volume. Read best-selling author and anthropologist Wade Davis s insights about the Hudson Strait Kayak, the presence of the Shiva Nataraja in award-winning filmmaker Deepa Mehta s household, or astronaut Chris Hadfield s thoughts on a very rare type of meteorite, the largest of its kind ever found in Canada, and more. Combining curatorial expertise and intimate perspectives, this writing is complemented by stunning contemporary photography and striking documentary shots, emphasizing the personal experience within these natural and cultural masterpieces. The full list of contributors includes Anita Rau Badami, Robert Bateman, Joseph Boyden, Dionne Brand, Austin Clark, Wayson Choy, Wade Davis, Sheree Fitch, Charlotte Gray, Chris Hadfield, Lawrence Hill, Alex Hutchinson, Ross King, David Macfarlane, Joe MacInnis, Margaret MacMillan, Linden McIntyre, Deepa Mehta, Lynda Reeves, Guy Vanderhaegue, and Aritha van Herk."

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The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is among the world s leading museums of natural history and world cultures. It is located in Toronto."

EAN: 9781770894860
ISBN: 1770894861
Publisher: House of Anansi Press
Dimensions: 29.34 x 25.91 x 2.16 centimetres (1.34 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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