by Don Butler,
Museum of Civilization needs double that to do proper job, says anthropology society.
The $25 million the federal government has allotted to transform the Canadian Museum of Civilization into a national history museum falls far short of what is required, says the president of the Canadian Anthropology Society.
In a presentation to a Senate committee this week, Lorne Holyoak said current costs to meet curatorial standards are normally about $1,000 a square foot.
Based on its planned 50,000-square-foot renovation, that means the museum requires $50 million to “preserve the world-class standard of the museum,” he told members of the standing committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology.