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Next Week at the Canadian Museum of Civilization – December 10 to 16, 2007



Next Week at the Canadian Museum of Civilization – December 10 to 16, 2007

Gatineau (Quebec), December 5, 2007 – Activities are free with Museum admission unless otherwise indicated.

Secret Riches: Ancient Peru Unearthed
Opens December 14, 2007
Gallery C – Admission fees apply

A thousand years ago in Peru, the Sicán forged a complex civilization. This exhibition features 120 recently excavated gold and ceramic objects. Discover the Sicán, an ingenious culture often eclipsed by its better-known successors, the Inca.
Organized and circulated by The Nickle Arts Museum, in cooperation with the Sicán National Museum, Peru, and the National Institute of Culture of Peru.

OPENING WEEKEND ACTIVITIES

Coffee and Conversation: Unearthing Ancient Peru
Friday, December 14, 2007
12:30 p.m.
Cascades Salon

Uncover the truth behind the scientific excavation of the Sicán in Peru’s La Leche river valley. Assistant curator Colleen Sharpe of The Nickle Arts Museum will also explain how looting and uncontrolled destruction of archaeological sites rob us all of our shared heritage.

Workshop: The Sun and the Wind
Saturday, December 15 and Sunday, December 16, 2007
10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Gallery C – Secret Riches admission fees apply

Our guest expert in metallurgy will help you create a unique ornament using repoussé, a technique mastered by the Sicán.

Peruvian Acoustic Music
Saturday, December 15 and Sunday, December 16, 2007
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Gallery C, Grand Hall, Main Lobby

Listen to traditional Peruvian acoustic music as you enjoy the weekend’s various events.

Los colores del Perú
Saturday, December 15 and Sunday, December 16, 2007
11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Grand Hall

Discover the beauty of traditional and contemporary dances from the northern coast of Peru with Perú Danza.
In collaboration with the Peru Association of Ottawa and Gatineau.

Curator’s Tour
Sunday, December 16, 2007
1 p.m. (French)
3 p.m. (English)
Gallery C – Secret Riches admission fees apply

Museum curator Dr. Jean-Luc Pilon will help you discover the origins of many rare and exquisite artifacts found in the burial site of an elite member of the Sicán society.

PERFORMANCES AND CELEBRATIONS

Canadian Improv Cup Finals (English only)
Friday, December 14, 2007
7 p.m.
Theatre
Tickets : $9

Join us for an exciting evening of fun competition between teams of high-school students trained to perform spontaneous, improvised scenes.

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

Giant Gingerbread House
Saturday, December 15 and Sunday, December 16, 2007
Workshops at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Studio

Help us create a giant gingerbread house, complete with some well-known storybook characters. This activity is presented in conjunction with Kids in the Kitchen, providing children with cooking experiences that are as fun to make as they are to eat!

More information is available by calling 819 776-7000 or 1 800 555-5621.

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