Canadian Museums and the Representation of Culture in a Multicultural Nation

  title={Canadian Museums and the Representation of Culture in a Multicultural Nation},
  author={George F. Macdonald and Stephen Alsford},
  journal={Cultural Dynamics},
  pages={15 - 36}
Museums are one of society’s principal agencies for defining culture, largely through their determination of which elements of the past are of value, memorable and worthy of preservation. This activity defines the present as much as it does the past. The significance of this task, not least for social stability, might itself suffice to explain why governments have played leading roles in establishing and maintaining museums. It has long been believed that museums, partly through their image as… 

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