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Next Week at the Canadian Museum of Civilization – April 7 to 13, 2008



Next Week at the Canadian Museum of Civilization – April 7 to 13, 2008

Gatineau, Quebec, April 2, 2008 – Activities are free with Museum admission unless otherwise indicated.

Chasing the North
Thursday, April 10, 2008
7 p.m.
Theatre

Award-winning musician Ian Tamblyn has written over 1,500 songs about Canada. Inspired by Glenn Gould’s “Idea of North”, Ian has drawn creatively on his relationship with the Canadian North. Tickets: $10. Presented in conjunction with the Glenn Gould exhibit. Tickets are available at the Museum Box Office or by calling 819 776-8600 (service charges).

Peru’s Sicán Technology: Ceramics
Saturday, April 12 and Sunday, April 13, 2008
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
River View Gallery

Among notable Middle Sicán legacies is its ceramic technology. Join ceramic artisans and create a Sicán-inspired pottery piece. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Secret Riches: Ancient Peru Unearthed.

Lecture: Discovering a Lost Civilization
Saturday, April 12, 2008
2 p.m. (in English with simultaneous translation)
Theatre

World-renowned expert Dr. Izumi Shimada speaks about his life’s work: bringing the long-forgotten Sican culture to light. Tickets: $5. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Secret Riches: Ancient Peru Unearthed. Tickets are available at the Museum Box Office or by calling 819 776-8600 (service charges).

Spruce Root Weaving
Saturday, April 12 and Sunday, April 13, 2008
12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
David M. Stewart Salon

Isabel Rorick, a weaver from British Columbia, demonstrates how to use spruce roots to make intricate and beautiful hats and baskets.

CANADIAN CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
(Located in the Canadian Museum of Civilization)

Organic Cooking for Earth Day!
Saturday, April 12 and Sunday, April 13, 2008
10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Studio

Learn how to cook some tasty treats with organic foods… you’ll help preserve the environment and stay healthy at the same time!

CANADIAN POSTAL MUSEUM
(Located in the Canadian Museum of Civilization)

Special Delivery
Saturday, April 12 and Sunday, April 13, 2008
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Handle reproductions of unusual artifacts, listen to entertaining anecdotes and challenge your friends.

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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