Tag Archives: Bata Shoe Museum

The Devil Wears Bata — Sonja Bata 1926-2018

Nineteen years ago today I left the Bata Shoe Museum. The reasons I left came flooding back when I heard that Sonja Bata died two days ago at the age of 91. In 2006 I saw the movie The Devil … Continue reading

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Three exhibits and a horrible restaurant…

Yesterday we had a PD (professional development) day in Toronto – the first in a very long time.  Our first stop was the Isabella Blow exhibition at the Hudson’s Bay Company department store. I only have praise for what is … Continue reading

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The Ruby Slippers and the auctioning of relics and icons…

I joined the Bata Shoe Museum in 1988 and within a couple of months of my first day, my curatorial input was requested regarding the acquisition of a pair of shoes for the permanent collection. This was a daunting task because … Continue reading

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On a Pedestal – Renaissance Chopines to Baroque Heels – Exhibition Review

(Originally blogged December 9, 2009) I love it when I find preeminent exhibitions. The Met’s Poiret exhibition in 2007 and the Yves St. Laurent retrospective in Montreal in 2008 were both superlative shows that could not have been better. The … Continue reading

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