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NEXT WEEK at the Canadian Museum of Civilization August 8 to 14, 2011

Posted on: 08/08/2011

at the Canadian Museum of Civilization
August 8 to 14, 2011

Activities are free with Museum admission unless otherwise indicated.

Film and Discussion
La folle entreprise, sur les pas de Jeanne Mance
Monday, August 8
 7 p.m. (In French)
Canada Hall, New France Square
Follow the steps of Jeanne Mance to the Museum of Civilization to mark the 370th anniversary of Jeanne Mance’s arrival in New France. La folle entreprise, sur les pas de Jeanne Mance (2010) is the first-ever full-length film about Jeanne Mance. Fascinated by the life story of Jeanne Mance (1606–1673) and her role as co-founder of Montréal, documentary filmmaker Annabel Loyola examines what prompted a seventeenth-century woman—who was not married, a widow or a nun—to depart for an unknown land and spend the rest of her life in a hostile environment. The filmmaker will talk about the film, followed by an open discussion. Tickets:$10—available at the Museum Box Office, or by calling 819-776-7000 (service charges apply). Admission includes a glass of wine or Perrier.

Monday through Friday
Until October 7, 2011
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Special Exhibitions Gallery C
Try your hand at furoshiki, the Japanese art of wrapping with cloth. Using traditional techniques from Japan, you will learn how to create beautiful gifts and packages. The art of furoshiki, developed over several centuries in Japan, has been revived in recent years as a stylish way of reducing the use of disposable packaging. Museum volunteers will show you step-by-step how it is done.

Meet Paro, the Robotic Baby Seal!
Until October 10, 2011
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Special Exhibitions Gallery C
Paro is an appealing robotic baby seal from Japan. Designed as a therapeutic pet for use in hospitals and seniors’ centres, Paro has proven to have a calming effect on people. Experience his lifelike appeal for yourself in an amazing and unexpected combination of high technology and irresistible cuteness. Sponsored by PARO Robots, U.S., Inc.

Time Travel through Canada’s Past
Interactive Theatre
Canada Hall
Step into Canada’s past with Dramamuse, the Museum’s theatre company, and interact with historical characters. You may meet local inhabitants as you travel across the country and through time. They may give you a piece of advice, offer you some work or tell you a tale. Always curious, they welcome your own stories and insights. For more information, please inquire at the Museum Information Desk<

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