Canada Decks Out for 150th Founding Anniversary

The Canadian Economy: Depression, War, and Recovery

Think of #Canada and these images will not fail a recount: a well-known nickel icon built to a 30 feet size upstaged by a Dinosaur presented by Ted Silva’s retaliation to his rejected idea of making the Canadian coins bigger. A seven-month ski season all around Canada’s topography that creates a beautiful ski target. The longest in the Northern Hemisphere, it runs from November through May. Locals hit the skis in Whistler Blackcomb. The world’s notable gummies in striking colors that present fish (Swedish fish) designs are a find from Ontario. Made by the North American Swedish Fish Factory, they hit the world in a blaze. Toronto Calgary and Vancouver, Canada’s prime cities propose three of the Most Livable Cities in the latest global study. The quality of life that supports a rich culture based on low crime rate, awesome culture, and astral education are characteristics of these cities.

Next year, Canada celebrates a milestone – the 150th anniversary of its beginnings as a Confederate. It gained an autonomous status. This federation now enjoys a spot in the world leading economies in the global market. To commemorate the great affair, the Canada Museum of History is in the works. People wonder what this edifice will showcase to capture the best of Canada. It will strongly impact the influx of visits to the snow covered terrain state in North America. As a result, more income to add to their stable economy is projected. Questions as to what collections should impact the museum’s layout surfaced. The institution is envisioned to collect some of the riches cultural pieces from its smaller galleries. Added to this is the momentum it is gaining from among its citizens and the excitement the Confederate celebration is advancing.

Canada presents- Economy by Phases of growth:

Depression Era Canada

The period shows Canada suffer from a 34.8 per capita income due primarily to the actions of other world economies to sustain their monetary status. The US (1932) imposed a tariff that raised duties slapped on most imports that hit the Canadian economy into lows. Reduction in production raptly followed. Lumber, cattle, pulp and paper manufacturing, automobile making, were hit hard.The land layout stood still despite a  grasshopper plague. Well- off private citizens in Saskatchewan helped the needy ones by sending loads and loads of vegetables and fruits. Citizen BENNET sent money to those pleading for some. They were hit badly, alright, but its citizens are coming from the full ranks assiduously took on.

Canada at the War

Canada did not join the combat when Germany attacked Poland in 1939 that triggered WWII. While Britain and France stood grounds right away, Canada did not, not until a week later. The country’s budget went to 740 million topping four leaps of a pre-war spending of 185 million dollars. But the citizens quickly pick up by taking the burden of higher customs duties on the use of imported goods. Postal rates went up but not enough to sustain the need to recover from the losses paid for the war.

Recovery phase

Canada after the war worked its way to an established economy. Jobs picked up, and consumer confidence was high.

In late 2008, the world economies took to the downturns. The use of the Euro among select European countries stood still. While member nations would switch to their local currencies when needed, Canada made its recovery plan that reflected:

  • Higher consumer spending via the government’s imposition of tax relief and stimulus expenses. It averaged to 3% per quarter.
  • Residential investment growth via the Canadian government provided support for home renovation spending through its Home Renovation Tax Credit. It increased the start up buying which began in 2010.
  • Private investments in the business propelled the 16 % kick in the economy.

This being said, how do a collective view of Canada and its heritage present in a museum? Which aspect of its culture should be highlighted? Among the locals, there is a growing thought that the artifacts should submit ones that will showcase lifestyles among famous cities.:

  • Production of homemade produce likes maple and its by-products.
  • Canadian ways on certain holidays -the below zero dips during Christmas.
  • The art of Malls that come big and broad
  • Love for mountaineering.
  • Their dictates in fashion and music.
  • Affinity with animal-themed adventures,
  • A rampant use of vintage shopping.

All these the locals say have not been fully considered through the years.

The Canadian Museum of History Emerges.

A rich history, successes of prominent legendary figures who made Canada a healthy economy in the North American continent, the museum will not be wanting. Need to showcase a memorabilia so renowned in theme, and a character was first in the think tank upon inception. A museum is necessary to house these pride in the reconstruction of Canada’s museum. The problem in the open is how to design a pool that would present the best of what Canada is.

The superiority to become a dominant economy is nesting on 21,929 ounces of gold in its reserves. Despite a December 2015 selling of 41,106 ounces of gold from its reserve, the savings is still astounding. It gainfully acknowledges insignificant gold plummets leaving them with a gross $24 million US dollars in the coffers. It did not alter its status as one of the world’s leading economies still being scrutinized worldwide. Had Canada not sold some of its reserves in 1961, imagine what power its economy has that can significantly influence other economies of the world. Finance Department figures show that Canada sold another 32,860 ounces of gold coins in January this year.

When the museum finalizes construction next year, its inauguration coincides with the #150thcelebrationofCanadaasaConfederate. It has autonomy having been released from the control of Great Britain.

The CHM Museum based on international standards

The concept of a museum is Latin in origin. It refers to a building devoted to the learning of the arts that included educational institutes based mostly in Alexandra. They were sacred to known Muses or the inspiration for their artistic creations. Extending this definition is a brand that can be put solely to describe a museum as a structure set up for the showcase of acquiring, exhibiting and conserving data having cultural, historical, scientific pursuits peculiar to the development of society. It characterizes as a non-profit, educational, enjoyment and study areas. It includes a showcase of the physical evolution of the environment and human heritage.

Modern day museums come as electronic or virtual exhibits as opposed to the traditional presentation. The rise of the big influence of the social media and the internet can compete with what a modern day museum looks and showcases. It comes with the influx of data all over the web.  The challenge is how well these institutions fare regarding authenticity different from what validates across the internet supported by media presentations like photos and videos. There is no winning that the museum will not gather the same reception as quickly as those posted on the net. While the heritage is presented in the raw inside the museums, preserving the authentic heritage is what matters. In the long run, these will attract people to come and see what different institutions have to show and authenticate.

Types of Museums

Traditional museums, virtual, electronic museums all vie to display materials of the society’s heritage and environment that resemble but not limited to:

  • Specimens of natural history
  • Objects of cultural value
  • Manuscript and Archives materials
  • Artwork and graphics
  • Reproduction pieces
  • Images and documents in two-dimensional presentations
  • Performances in visual forms
  • Furniture exhibits
  • Interactive devices
  • Dioramas

The sources can be eclectically outsourced for a long-term exhibition which will include- collections already on hand borrowed objects to supplement the number of groups displayed, those gathered via state travels or visits of its leader or loans from other institutions that Canada want to consolidate in their new Canada History.

Museum.significant pieces on exhibit can be:

  • Material oriented- a survey of the land formations of Canada
  • Thematic- well known military leaders of the WWII endeavors of Canada
  • Systematic–the downs and growth of the Canadian economy post-recession 2008

These are all incorporated into one basic layout standard among museum set-ups in the world. It pigeonholes through circulation, design layout, and variety in display method. They all involve eliciting a multi-sensory experience for the visitors. Included is information-rich collections that would translate to different learning situations. Likewise, the group should be congruent with the use of multimedia techniques that would by far parallel or outdo presentations published on a world wide web layout.

The Canada Historical Museum-The Inception

In its curating job to make the collections culturally rich in Canadian legacy, the following can be a design that the new museum can consider. According to experts in the study of museum set ups and trends, challenges are facing the state of the arts of artifacts collection. It is critical in showcasing the present and past heritage among societies. Due partly to the direct competition with the Internet, the influx of data on the web is steady and ever changing. They are all one in saying that modern day museums should:

  • Be agile, distinct and accessible.
  • Has a social impact that creates a believable culture for real events from which the collections derive
  • Fluid, conversational, and flexible that answers the question of what these museums are saying, promoting and saving.
  • A significant community shared experience.
  • Broad audience engagement.
  • Allows for a network that is sustainable.
  • A collection that shows authentic, direct experiences that lead people to the preservation of the richness in the value of the culture present.
  • Exhibits that can influence meaning, comfort and fun.

Based on the above criteria, a showcase of the artifacts based on the following facts that Canada has impacted the world can be a very distinct part of the museum’s collection. The data affects the competition that multimedia has adopted to present some of the modern pop cultures that the world is crazy about.

For what is an art institution that embodies a collection of a country’s culture be great when it doesn’t clip what the world is saying about its culture? Taking into thought the richness of Canada’s virtuous past, the Canada Museum of History will bargain an array of collections that can translate any aspect of the Canadian life. Sports, land formations, Canadian nuances of a lifestyle uttered by a climate that is mostly icy all year round, their love for entrepreneurship, their boom in the engineering jobs, their outlook on welfare are not distant considerations in the display

The following graph is a prototype of a pop culture showcase that CMH can present. They were collated from internet articles:

Canada Dry ginger ale invented in 1904
Handmade of Prosthetics designed by Helmut Lucas in 1971
Walkie talkies- By Donald, his masterpiece in 1971

Instant replay

 monitors the early portions of a game crafted for CBS Hockey plays in Canada 1955




 discovered to stable insulin supply among diabetic patients the world would thank Banting, Best, and James Collin in 1922
Basketball- 1891, the outdoor game attributed to James Naismith
Superman- – a product of Joe Shuster and writer Jerry Siegel debuting in the Canadian frontiers in 1932
Standard time pioneered by Fleming in 1878

Radio in AM and FM

the world is indebted to Reginald Fessenden in 1906

Ice Hockey

which emerged as a national game from Nova Scotia

Trivial Pursuit

(1982) that followed the popularity of Scrabble whose failure is missing pieces


the very first fortified and cook baby food invented by a pediatrician Tisdall


There are many ways by which the Canada Museum of History will show Canada’s legacy to the world. As an institution that speaks for the best of Canada, it should include popular culture, the economic phases that make the country a leading economy, a memorabilia of its great leaders who braved battles in wars and ways familiar to its population that are diverse yet, distinct.




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