I visited the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography (CMCP) a few years ago when on a business trip to Ottawa. Seems the center was closed and will now become a government space to do whatever it is the government does in Ottawa. I’m not impressed. The CMCP was a unique institution in Canada. It was easily accessible to the public (It was next to the Chateau Laurier hotel) and put the spotlight on Canadian photography. Now the museum will become part of the Nation Art Gallery of Canada. This is a shame. We (Canadians) should have our own distinct center for photography.
The original CMCP was closed to fix some leaks in the building and now looks like it’s sunk under government bureaucratic thinking (or is that an oxymoron? Speaking of morons…oh never mind,,, you get my point I’m sure).
Michael Van der Tol has a strong blog about this sad affair.