I reported yesterday (at http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2009/09/canadas-portrait-gallery-to-close.html) that the Canada's Portrait Gallery would soon be closed. I referred to an article in the Globe and Mail.
Today, Daniel Caron, the Librarian and Archivist of Canada, called a hastily arranged press conference refute the news stories. He claims that the Portrait Gallery of Canada will not change its name nor its status. However, it will still be merged with a new department. Gallery director general Lilly Koltun is also being let go.
You can read the latest in a new story in the Globe and Mail at http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/portrait-gallery-to-retain-name-status-caron-says/article1283336/.