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From Headlines to History: Canadian Museum of Civilization, Canadian War Museum and CBC/Radio-Canada to co-host public conferences

Gatineau, Quebec, September 6, 2011 – The Canadian Museum of Civilization (CMC) and the Canadian War Museum (CWM) will present an extraordinary series of public conferences this fall as they join CBC/Radio-Canada in celebrating the public broadcaster’s 75th anniversary. The four-part series, From Headlines to History, will focus on distinctive Canadian topics as diverse as hockey and war reporting.

Each conference will feature an outstanding panel of historians and CBC/Radio-Canada journalists, hosts and producers. Discussions will be kicked off with archival footage from CBC/Radio Canada and artifacts from the Museums’ unrivalled collections. The series is co-produced by the Museums and

CBC/Radio-Canada.

“We are delighted to partner with CBC/Radio-Canada to mark this historic milestone,” said Mark O’Neill, President and CEO of the Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation, which includes both the Museum of Civilization and the War Museum. “We have a common bond as national institutions devoted to the enhancement of Canada’s cultural life and the knowledge and understanding of its citizens. This series embodies that shared commitment to public service.” 

“I look forward to this series of conferences. Being the sports fan that I am, I’m especially excited about the inaugural one on hockey. The partnership with the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Canadian War Museum on this series of conferences is a great example of how the public broadcaster has, for the past 75 years, contributed to the social, democratic and cultural life of all Canadians by giving a voice to the stories and issues that matter to them.” said Hubert T. Lacroix, President and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada.

The series gets underway September 15, 2011 at the Museum of Civilization with Hockey: The Game, the Glory. The second and third conferences will be hosted at the War Museum. War Correspondents: News from the Front will be presented September 29, and Canada’s Military: Its Role at Home on October 13. The series returns to the Museum of Civilization October 27 for the final event, Expo 67: Cultural Legacy.

The conferences are open to the public and admission is free. Simultaneous interpretation will be available. For additional information or to reserve up to four tickets please call 819-776-7000.The tickets can be picked up at the CMC and CWM Box Offices.�
Conference Schedule:

 

September 15 (Canadian Museum of Civilization) at 7:30 p.m.:

 

Hockey: The Game, the Glory
Panellists:

  • Sheldon Posen, Director, Ethnology and Cultural Studies, CMC
  • Richard Garneau, Radio-Canada
  • Mark Lee, CBC

Moderated by Daniel Bouchard, Radio-Canada, and Adrian Harewood, CBC

 

September 29 (Canadian War Museum) at 7:30 p.m.:

 

War Correspondents: News from the Front
Panellists:

  • Andrew Burtch, CWM Historian (Post-1945)
  • Raymond Saint-Pierre, Radio-Canada
  • Nahlah Ayed, CBC

Moderated by Michel Picard, Radio-Canada, and Lucy van Oldenbarneveld, CBC

 

October 13 (Canadian War Museum) at 7:30 p.m.:

 

Canada’s Military: Its Role at Home
Panellists:

  • Dean Oliver, Director, Research and Exhibitions, CWM
  • Bruno Bonamigo, Radio-Canada
  • James Cudmore, CBC

Moderated by Michel Picard, Radio-Canada, and Lucy van Oldenbarneveld, CBC

 

October 27 (Canadian Museum of Civilization) at 7:30 p.m.:

 

Expo 67: Cultural Legacy
Panellists:

  • Alan Elder, Curator, Canadian Crafts, Decorative Arts and Design
  • Simon Durivage, Radio-Canada
  • Mark Starowicz, CBC

Moderated by Daniel Bouchard, Radio-Canada, and Adrian Harewood, CBC

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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