Sharing some thoughts about the changing nature of museums by thinking about the past and wondering what doors it might open at the close of the century. The speaker's reflections on the past, and by what they are framed. Museums in the midst of great change; the experience of art in its true and most immediate sense not changed at all. Increased museum attendance worldwide, at the Art Gallery of Ontario, and why it has increased. The upcoming 100th anniversary of the AGO. Addressing the question as to whether or not the AGO has changed very much in its history. The key to the future of the AGO. Three beliefs shared by the founders of the art museum of Toronto in 1900. Some history of the AGO. How the AGO will grow and prosper in the next years. Being an advocate for Canadian art. A brief review of just some of the AGO's achievements. The next few months, and the next few years. Education programmes. The AGO Education Resource Centre. Why we must learn from the past. Doing more to celebrate the achievements of the AGO. What stands at the centre of the museum experience.
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