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

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For the past 100 years, the Royal Ontario Museum has gathered precious objects from around the world to connect its visitors to all corners of the globe. To celebrate our centennial, 21 Canadian writers, artists, scientists—including an astronaut—share their personal connections with 21 extraordinary objects from the Museum’s collections. Read Joseph Boyden’s observations around the Blackfoot robe and Deepa Mehta’s childhood memories of trying to dance inspired by Shiva Nataraja’s “Dance of Bliss.” Look at the meteorite that Chris Hadfield suggests is an actual glimpse into Jules Verne’s Journey to the Centre of the Earth. The book captures moments, thoughts, stories—humorous, nostalgic and oftentimes deeply personal. The ROM in partnership with The Walrus Foundation, brings you an anthology of Canada’s finest writing. Combining curatorial expertise and unexpected, intimate perspectives, this writing is accompanied by stunning contemporary photography and striking documentary shots, emphasizing the individual experience with these natural and cultural masterpieces.

Author: Royal Ontario Museum (Creator)
Hardcover: 188 pages
Publisher: House of Anansi Press 2014