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Gatineau, Quebec, March 16, 2012—In celebration of the 2012 JUNO Awards— Canada’s premier music awards—the Canadian Museum of Civilization is proud to present CELEBRATING THE JUNOS: Photographs and Album Artwork, two special displays in the W. E. Taylor Salon from March 16 to April 9.
The first display showcases every JUNO Award winner for Recording Package of the Year (album cover art) since that category was introduced in 1975. The second presents both performance and candid photographs of JUNO Award nominated and winning artists,many of whom are now household names in Canadaand around the world. These remarkable photographs are a visual record of the evolution of both the JUNO Awards and of Canadian music. More than 40 photos will be on display, some from the JUNO Awards’ 40th Anniversary book, Music from Far and Wide: Celebrating 40 Years of the JUNO Awards, as well as never-before-seen photos taken by Canada’s foremost rock and roll photographers, including Barry Roden, Bruce Cole, Grant Martin, Tom Sandler and photographers from iPhoto Inc.
The 2012 JUNO Awards Broadcast will be held on April 1 atScotiabank PlaceinOttawa.
“AsCanada’s national history museum,we’re delighted to showcase a compelling visual record of howCanada’s recording artists have flourished since the establishment of the JUNO Awards in 1970,” said Mark O’Neill,President and CEO of theCanadianMuseumof Civilization Corporation. “These artists have helped shape our culture and identity by telling Canadian stories and reflecting Canadian concerns and values.”
“We are delighted to be joining forces with the Canadian Museum of Civilization to share the JUNO Awards’ rich visual history,” said Melanie Berry, President and CEO, CARAS/The JUNO Awards. “These photographers and artists made invaluable contributions toCanada’s musical landscape,and we are thrilled to be honouring their work with this fascinating exhibit.”
The Canadian Museum of Civilization is the centre for research and public information on the social and human history of the country. Located on the shores of the Ottawa River in Gatineau, Quebec, the Museum is Canada’s largest and most popular cultural institution, attracting over 1.2 million visitors each year. The Museum of Civilization’s principal role is to preserve and promote the heritage of Canada for present and future generations, thereby contributing to the promotion and enhancement of Canadian identity.
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