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Canadian Museum of Civilization

Works: 959 works in 1,784 publications in 5 languages and 35,288 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Documentary films  Pictorial works  Catalogs  Diaries  Historical films  Biography  Nonfiction films  Periodicals 
Roles: Editor, Publisher, Other
Classifications: E99.E7, 704.042097195
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Haida art by George F MacDonald( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and French and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This superb volume, the definitive book on Haida art, presents the most treasured works in what is considered the world's best collection, at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. It is richly illustrated with 90 full-color photos of artworks (such as masks, pipes, rattles and other ceremonial objects), and 95 black-and-white photographs of artworks and rare historical images that provide glimpses into the past. The descriptive text by George MacDonald, author of the classic Haida Monumental Art, provides an informed overview of Haida art in a historical, cultural and cosmological context
Celebrating Inuit art, 1948-1970 by James Houston( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in French and English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inuit women artists : voices from Cape Dorset by Odette Leroux( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Twelve women artists and writers open this rare window on the northern world of the Inuit." "From the nine artists, reminiscences of life on the land and thoughtful comments on the sources of inspiration for their art are interwoven with vivid images of a unique culture and a stern landscape." "From the writers, comments from different vantage points illuminate the experience of Inuit women in the modern world." "The voices of these women resonate throughout the book, recording their memories of a way of life that is threatened. Each one has a story to tell - of growing up female in a harsh environment, of adapting to new cultures and learning the nuances of new ways, of learning new art forms through which to portray the best - and worst - of their extraordinary lives. Each one speaks her concerns with energy: each artist illustrates her passions using art that is at once subtle and bold, delicate in detail yet forceful." "Cape Dorset sits at the very heart of Inuit culture. Since the late 1950s, this community has symbolized the essence of Inuit art, thanks to the widely acclaimed work of artists like Kenojuak Ashevak, Mayoreak Ashoona, Pitseolak Ashoona, Qaunak Mikkigak, Oopik Pitsiulak, Napachie Pootoogook, Lucy Qinnuayuak, Pitaloosie Saila and Ovilu Tunnillie. Their art - graphics, sculpture and jewellery - is shown here in 200 superbly printed reproductions, over 50 of which are in full colour."--Jacket
Legends of our times : native cowboy life by Morgan Baillargeon( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Throughout the world, the cowboy is an instantly recognized symbol of the North American West. Legends of Our Times breaks the stereotype of 'cowboys and Indians' to show an almost unknown side of the West. It tells the story of some of the first cowboys - Native peoples of the northern Plains and Plateau." "Through stories, poetry, art, and reminiscences in this lavishly illustrated work, Native people invite the reader on a fascinating journey into the world of ranching and rodeo. The book also presents the special relationship between Native people and animals such as the horse, buffalo, deer, and dog, which have always played an important role in Native spiritual and economic life."--Jacket
Mystery of the Maya by Barrie Howells( Visual )

23 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Europe suffered through the Dark Ages, the culture of the Maya of Central America was reaching its apex. Through dramatizations and recreations, this film illustrates scenes from traditional Maya life, the period of the Spanish invasion, the nineteenth-century explorers who first documented the existence of Maya cities, and the discovery of the tomb of seventh-century ruler King Pacal at Palenque. The film considers remarkable Maya achievements in art, architecture, the calendar and astronomical observations, and writing through the lens of their great city-temples of Chichén Itzá, Tulum, and Palenque. The work of various despoilers, explorers, and archeologists, from Franciscan bishop Diego de Landa and the lost Maya Codex, the Englishmen Frederick Catherwood and Alfred Maudslay in preserving images of carvings, which have been damaged or lost, to Giles Healey and the story of the spectacular Bonampak murals, is also detailed. This film invites the world to ponder the achievements of the Maya civilization and to speculate on the reasons for its demise
Reservation X by Gerald McMaster( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and French and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indigena : contemporary native perspectives in Canadian art( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and French and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue of an exhibition 'Indigena' at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Ottawa, including portfolios of eighteen Indian and Inuit artists and six essays on the viewpoints of aboriginal peoples on historical and social themes
In the shadow of the sun : perspectives on contemporary native art by Canadian Museum of Civilization( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of 20 papers on contemporary Indian and Inuit art in Canada, on the occasion of the first major retrospective exhibition on the theme, in 1988-1989. Includes an overview of the evolution of native art, regional styles, individual artists and the variety of media
Nuvisavik : the place where we weave( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and French and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MacGillivray Freeman's Greece secrets of the past( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ancient Greek civilization comes to life in a giant screen adventure! Journey back in time with a dynamic tale of science, archaeological adventure, and discovery. Narrated by Nia Vardalos
Masterpieces from Central Africa : the Tervuren Museum by Musée royal de l'Afrique centrale( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue published on the occasion of the exhibition Treasures of the Tervuren Museum held at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Ottawa in 1996-97
Ancient Canada by Robert McGhee( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and French and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fourteen reconstructions of peoples, events and landscapes based on archaeological excavations carried on across Canada. The places discussed range from the coast of Labrador to the northern Yukon, and from Vancouver Island to the islands of the arctic archipelago
Arctic odyssey : the diary of Diamond Jenness, ethnologist with the Canadian Arctic Expedition in Northern Alaska and Canada, 1913-1916 by Diamond Jenness( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This diary kept by Diamond Jenness (1888-1969), the ethnologist with the Southern Party of the Canadian Arctic Expedition of 1913-1918, covers the author's travels and work in northern Alaska, the Coronation Gulf area, Victoria Island and Bernard Harbour, with numerous photographs taken by the author and much previously unpublished material on Copper Eskimo life. Includes sketches and maps by the author, with lists of people met during the expedition, Eskimo words used in the diary, items traded, collections (birds, insects, mammals, plants, mosses, shells), singers of the songs recorded in the Coppermine area, photographs and correspondence. The basic text has been expanded with notes from other unpublished sources, together with biographical material on the various expedition members
Beads of life : Eastern and Southern African beadwork from Canadian collections by Marie-Louise Labelle( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Made in Canada : craft and design in the sixties by Design Exchange (Firm)( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in French and English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation The red maple leaf is the quintessential symbol of Canada and the flag that popularized it throughout the world was designed in the 1960s as a result of government legislation aimed at creating a vital, new Canadian national identity through objects, events, and building projects. Made in Canada looks at the development of Canadian craft, design, and culture through ambitious government programs meant to reinforce the country's identity as a modern, sophisticated, and autonomous nation. Changes in the 1960s included the building of modern airports, the first space satellite, and new national symbols such as the flag. Canadians embraced this heightened sense of individuality and demanded products that were equally individual. As a result pop culture objects sat on cool furniture influenced by Scandinavian modernism while handmade crafts reflected a growing concern with environmental issues. Expo 67 was the turning point - one final expression of optimism before Canada was rocked by social change and varied struggles for identity. In these essays, leading Canadian artists, curators, and art historians from Douglas Coupland to Paul Bourassa look at questions of design and national identity in the 1960s
Spuzzum : Fraser Canyon histories, 1808-1939 by Andrea Lynne Laforet( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living along the banks of the Fraser River, the Nlaka'pamux people of Spuzzum have a long history of contact with non-Aboriginal peoples. In 1808, they hosted Simon Fraser as an overnight guest, they later watched as Hudson's Bay Company employees hacked a path through the mountains for the fur trade, and over time they found themselves in the path of virtually every commercial and government initiative undertaken in the region over the past two centuries. Juxtaposing historical narratives and cultural interpretation from the community of Spuzzum with archival information, this book explores the history of Spuzzum in the light of concepts central to the Nlaka'pamux definitions of family, political authority, land, and cosmos
On all frontiers : four centuries of Canadian nursing( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nursing has a long and varied history in Canada. Since the founding of the first hospital by the Augustine nuns in 1637, nurses have contributed greatly to Canadians' quality of life. On All Frontiers is a comprehensive history of Canadian nursing. Editors Christina Bates, Dianne Dodd, and Nicole Rousseau have brought together a vast body of research into one volume. Authored by leading experts, the chapters and vignettes form an overview of the history of Canadian nursing to date. From the midwives of early Canada to urban public health nurses, from remote outposts to the battlefields of Europe
First peoples of Canada : masterworks from the Canadian Museum of Civilization by J.-L Pilon( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A catalogue of a travelling exhibition of 150 archaeological and ethnographic objects owned by the Canadian Museum of Civilization
Guarding the goldfields : the story of the Yukon Field Force by Edward Lester( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the Yukon Field Force, an ad hoc unit of the Canadian Militia which only existed for two years, from 1898 to 1900, based on the diary of Edward Lester, an English immigrant who served in the Force as a private soldier. Includes Lester's diary (p.130-206)
The book of the Grand Hall by Andrea Lynne Laforet( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Celebrating Inuit art, 1948-1970
Celebrating Inuit art, 1948-1970Inuit women artists : voices from Cape DorsetLegends of our times : native cowboy lifeMystery of the MayaReservation XIndigena : contemporary native perspectives in Canadian artNuvisavik : the place where we weaveMasterpieces from Central Africa : the Tervuren Museum