Every Object Has a Story: Extraordinary Canadians Celebrate the Royal Ontario Museum

by The Royal Ontario Museum

House Of Anansi Press Inc | April 12, 2014 | Hardcover

Not yet rated | write a review
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 Robert Bateman Joseph Boyden Wayson Choy Austin Clarke Wade Davis Uzoma Esonwanne Sheree Fitch Charlotte Gray Chris Hadfield Lawrence Hill Alex Hutchinson Ross King David Macfarlane Joe MacInnis Margaret MacMillan Linden MacIntyre Deepa Mehta Lynda Reeves Guy Vanderhaeghe Aritha van Herk

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 188 pages, 11.25 × 9.75 × 0.82 in

Published: April 12, 2014

Publisher: House Of Anansi Press Inc

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1770894861

ISBN - 13: 9781770894860

Found in: Art and Architecture

save 37%

  • In stock online

$19.76  ea

Online Price

$29.95 List Price

eGift this item

Give this item in the form of an eGift Card.

+ what is this?

This item is eligible for FREE SHIPPING on orders over $25.
See details

Easy, FREE returns. See details

Item can only be shipped in Canada

Downloads instantly to your kobo or other ereading device. See details

Check store inventory (prices may vary)

Reviews

– More About This Product –

Every Object Has a Story: Extraordinary Canadians Celebrate the Royal Ontario Museum

by The Royal Ontario Museum

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 188 pages, 11.25 × 9.75 × 0.82 in

Published: April 12, 2014

Publisher: House Of Anansi Press Inc

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1770894861

ISBN - 13: 9781770894860

From the Publisher

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 Robert Bateman Joseph Boyden Wayson Choy Austin Clarke Wade Davis Uzoma Esonwanne Sheree Fitch Charlotte Gray Chris Hadfield Lawrence Hill Alex Hutchinson Ross King David Macfarlane Joe MacInnis Margaret MacMillan Linden MacIntyre Deepa Mehta Lynda Reeves Guy Vanderhaeghe Aritha van Herk

About the Author

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