Museum London

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Museum London
Museum London logo.png
Established 1940
Location 421 Ridout Street North
London, Ontario, Canada
N6A 5H4
Coordinates 42°58′57″N 81°15′18″W / 42.9826°N 81.2551°W / 42.9826; -81.2551
Type Art and history museum
Director Brian Meehan
Curator Melanie Townsend
Website www.museumlondon.ca

Museum London is an art and history museum located in London, Ontario, Canada, and for more than 70 years has preserved, interpreted and shared the story of London and Londoners.

The museum is located near the forks of the Thames River in a building designed by Raymond Moriyama, architect of the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto and the National Museum of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh.

Its collection includes more than 5,000 regional and Canadian works and over 45,000 artifacts.[1] The art collection includes works by Paterson Ewen, Jack Chambers, and Greg Curnoe among many others. Particular noted examples of Canadian art include Group of Seven and Paul Peel.[2]

In January 2015 the museum was visited by actor and comedian Steve Martin. Martin was there to see Lawren Harris' oil on canvas painting called From the North Shore, Lake Superior, c. 1927.[3]

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