at the Canadian Museum of Civilization
July 13 to 19, 2009
Activities are free with Museum admission, unless indicated otherwise.
Pyramid Construction Theorist
Wednesdays, July 15 and 22
11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Meet Nick Raina, who has spent years developing ideas about how the ancient Egyptians moved huge stone blocks to build pyramids. Nick will invite you to test his theory using a 227 kg (500 lb.) boulder and rope.
This activity is presented in conjunction with the exhibition
Tombs of Eternity: Ancient Egypt and the Afterlife.
July 9, 16 and 23
Experience a musical journey back in time to Ancient Egypt with a performance by the Mushfiq Arts Company.
Queen for a Night!
Thursday, July 16
Voyageur Cafeteria and Theatre
Join us for a royally fun evening of pub grub, music and activities with Spins & Needles, followed by a visit in Her Majesty’s Stamps and late-night film screenings on the theme of royalty.
Coffee and Conversation: The making of Tombs of Eternity
Friday, July 17
1:30 p.m. (English only)
Join Museum’s archaeologist and curator Dr. Matthew Betts for a special tour of the exhibition Tombs of Eternity: The Afterlife in Ancient Egypt and discover the complexities of this special exhibition’s design process.
Egyptian Street Art
Friday, July 17 to Sunday, July 19
1 to 4 p.m.
Meet street artist François Pelletier and explore this amazing art form.
François will demonstrate his technique using well-known Egyptian icons, and will help you try out this fun type of art! This activity is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Tombs of Eternity: Ancient Egypt and the Afterlife.
The Art of Egyptian Folk Dance
Sunday, July 19
Sway to the exotic rhythms of the Enan Egyptian Troupe as they perform a number of enchanting Egyptian folk dances.
This activity is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Tombs of Eternity:
The Afterlife in Ancient Egypt.
Experience History: Dramamuse
The Museum’s Theatre Company
No Power Greater, by Lib Spry
Wednesday at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. (English) and 2:30 p.m. (English)
Thursday at 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. (English) and 5:30 p.m. (French)
Canada Hall, The Union Hall “Labor Temple”