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Bring your camera to the Museum for Les Journées de la culture

Posted on: 17/09/2010

Bring your camera to the Museum for
Les Journées de la culture

Gatineau, Quebec, September 16, 2010 — The Canadian Museum of Civilization has a picture-perfect way to celebrate Les Journées de la culture (National Culture Days)this year. On Saturday, September 25 and Sunday, September 26, amateur shutterbugs are invited to join the Museum’s own photographers for a free behind-the-scenes tour of their studio, followed by a chance to snap some of the Museum’s iconic architectural features.

Steven Darby and Marie-Louise Deruaz will explain how they photograph artifacts in the Museum’s collections and will share tips on how to capture beautiful images. You can then apply what you learned by directing your own camera lens at the Museum’s photogenic exterior. Send your best shots to culturedays@civilization.ca and we will post them on the Museum’s Flickr page.

Les Journées de la culture Photo Workshop
Bring your camera and learn how to take great photos at the Museum
Saturday, September 25 and Sunday, September 26
1 p.m. (English) and 3 p.m. (French)

Free – call 819 776-8379 to register
Meet at the Membership Desk

Registration is required as space is limited to 25 participants per session. The one-hour workshop is free, but regular admission applies if you want to visit exhibitions and participate in other activities. In case of rain, the photo session will be moved inside. Don’t forget your camera!

For over thirteen years, Les Journées de la culture (September 24–26) has been an annual celebration in Quebec that highlights the importance of making culture and the arts accessible to everyone. Thousands of artists, craftspeople and cultural workers offer free, fun activities that provide inside access to creative processes and artistic and cultural know-how. This year, the rest of the country is joining in (National Culture Days) and numerous free cultural activities will be offered (www.culturedays.ca).The event is an initiative of Culture pour tous (Culture For All), an independent non-profit organization that aims to encourage access to and participation in creative and cultural activities. For more information, visit www.culturepourtous.ca or call 1 866 734-4441.


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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