A World Inside: A 150-Year History of the Canadian Museum of Civilization
104 pages; 100 colour photographs; paper
English The Canadian Museum of Civilization dates back to 1856, when the Geological Survey of Canada was given a mandate to set up a small museum in Montreal. Although the Museum began as a showcase for the country's mineral wealth, within a short time its collections had expanded to include all aspects of natural and human history. From early days spent fighting for funds, staff, and a home for its collections, through two world wars, a sinking building and a worldwide economic depression, this book describes the ups and downs of one of the world's finest museums of human history. .