Thursday, July 13, 2006

Who made that decision?


I saw this press release about this book, which you can order here, or

here (notice how someone in BC didn't know enough to enter the data properly).

Basically (if you don't want to read the press release) The Royal BC Museum waited until a manuscript by Emily Carr that they owned was in the public domain, and there was another major touring show before they turned it into a book, so that they could make some money. However, I don't know if it was Pauline Rafferty, CEO of the Royal BC Museum, or The Royal BC Museum's Carr archivist and historian Kathryn Bridge or someone else who decided to illustrate it with paintings by someone other than Emily Carr.

When the show shows up here in Montreal, I'll go to the museum's bookstore and flip through it to see if there is some reason why they would have done something as incomprehensible as this.

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