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, twenty-one
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 bestselling 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.
The ROM, in partnership with The Walrus Foundation and House of
Anansi Press, brings you an anthology of Canada's finest
writing. 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.
Full list of contributors:
Anita Rau Badami
Aritha van Herk