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Next Week at the Canadian Museum of Civilization – February 18 to 24, 2008



Next Week at the Canadian Museum of Civilization – February 18 to 24, 2008

Gatineau, Quebec, February 13, 2008 – Activities are free with Museum admission unless otherwise indicated.

Please note that the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Canadian War Museum will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on February 18, in celebration of Family Day.

Lecture: The Splendour of Sicán
Thursday, February 21, 2008
6:30 p.m. (English only)
Theatre

A thousand years ago, the site of Sicán was the most important pilgrimage centre in northern Peru. Royal Ontario Museum curator Dr. Justin Jennings traces the rise and fall of the site and the demise of the Sicán Deity and priests. Offered in conjunction with the exhibition Secret Riches: Ancient Peru Unearthed. Tickets: $5, available at the Museum Box Office or by calling 819 776-8600 (service charges).

Coffee & Conversation: Meet the Curator
Sunday, February 24, 2008
3 p.m. (English)
Cascades Salon

Lee-Ann Martin, curator of Contemporary Aboriginal Art at the Museum, takes you through the evolution of Daphne Odjig’s art from its dynamic, politically charged roots to its softer, more lyrical forms. Offered in conjunction with the exhibition Daphne Odjig: Four Decades of Prints.

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

Just for You and Your Preschooler: Carnival
Friday, February 22, 2008
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Carnival is a vibrant celebration of colour, costumes and dance — and it’s time for you to get ready for the parade! Don’t miss the dance performance and workshop, then dress up in a costume to join a Carnival parade through our International Village. Just for You and Your Preschooler activities, for children ages 5 and under and accompanying adults, are designed to help young visitors explore our exhibits.

O’Canadarm!
Saturday, February 23 and Sunday, February 24, 2008
Workshops at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Studio

Head over to the Studio to work alongside Ian Dudley, the LEGO® Guy, as you learn about a great Canadian invention, the Canadarm, and build your own version. Activity offered in conjunction with Living in Space, an exhibition that lets you explore the challenges people face and the cooperation they need to live, work and play in space!

UPCOMING ACTIVITY

Lecture/ Recital : Glenn Gould’s Renaissance
Thursday, February 28, 2008
7:30 p.m.
Theatre

Harpsichordist Dr. Rachelle Taylor performs pieces from Glenn Gould’s Renaissance disc and discusses Gould’s affinities and approach to his repertoire. In partnership with Library and Archives Canada. Tickets: $5, available at the Museum Box Office or by calling 819 776-8600 (service charges).

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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