It’s ‘forever redefining itself’: Centre Block closes to mark new era, House curator looks after 6,000 heritage assets
By Beatrice Paez Dec. 10, 2018
Chief architect John Pearson deliberately left more than 200 spaces in the building unadorned. That’s allowed successive generations to leave their own imprint on the stones of Centre Block.
House of Commons curator Johanna Mizgala says the closure of Centre Block also affords time to carry out much-needed conservation work to the House’s heritage assets. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
House of Commons curator Johanna Mizgala is in what she’s calling an “anticipatory grieving phase.”
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