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Behind the Scenes of the Canadian History Hall: Collections & Conservation

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Go on a rare, behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum’s labs as experts prepare artifacts for display in the exciting new Canadian History Hall, opening on July 1.

As we prepare to unveil the new Canadian History Hall on July 1, we’re offering visitors a rare chance to visit the Museum’s labs, where experts care for artifacts from the National Collection. Learn about the careful planning, problem-solving and teamwork involved in getting objects ready for display. Watch conservation experts using delicate preservation techniques to help prevent the deterioration of fragile organic materials such as textiles, paper and wood. Get a sneak peek into our collection storage vault containing vast numbers of canoes and totem poles, all of which contribute greatly to our research and understanding of Canadian history. Each 45-minute tour is limited to 30 participants.

Photo: Steven Darby

Dates & Times
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Thursday, January 26, 2017
6:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.