Artisans demonstrate traditional craft techniques

March 2, 2007

Artisans demonstrate traditional craft techniques in a distinctive setting

Gatineau, Quebec, March 2, 2007 — On March 10 and 11, meet Canadian artisans during a stroll through the Canada Hall, in the Canadian Museum of Civilization. Artisans will demonstrate their specialized traditional techniques in the area of the Canada Hall that is historically related to their craft. Rug braiding, wool spinning and lace making are all traditional crafts that enabled our ancestors to survive and flourish. Discover techniques that have endured over the centuries and meet craftspeople who still practice them in the traditional manner to create inspired and authentic pieces.

Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the special exhibition Unique! 30 Years of Outstanding Crafts. This exhibition displays Canada’s most stunning and original handcrafted pieces from elegant furniture to delicate glassware, presented until August 5, 2007.

Canadian Artisans from Past to Present
Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11, 2007
From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Canada Hall and David M. Stewart Salon
Free with Museum Admission

More information is available by calling 819 776-7000 or 1 800 555-5621.

Media Information:

Chief, Media Relations
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: 819 776-7167

Media Relations Officer
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: 819 776-7169

Fax: 819 776-7187

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