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NEXT WEEK at the Canadian Museum of Civilization June 6 to 12, 2011







Posted on: 03/06/2011

NEXT WEEK
at the Canadian Museum of Civilization
June 6 to 12, 2011

Activities are free with Museum admission unless otherwise indicated.

 

Furoshiki
Monday through Friday
June 6 to October 7, 2011
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Special Exhibitions Gallery C
© Jennifer Playford
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 Robots
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.

National Aboriginal History Month
Weekend Performances
June 11 and 12
11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Grand Hall
©daniellelorenz
Live performances by local First Nations, Inuit and Métis cultural groups. 
In partnership with Summer Solstice Aboriginal Arts Festival.

National Aboriginal History Month
Meet the Artists!
Until June 17
10 a.m. and noon
Waterfall Court
©ben babcock
Celebrate National Aboriginal Month outdoors at the Museum of Civilization! Meet talented carvers, artisans and performers from across the region. Be sure to visit the Grand Hall and the First Peoples Hall, where you’ll see a remarkable collection of objects created by First Peoples. In partnership with Summer Solstice Aboriginal Arts Festival.

Interactive Historical Characters
June 7 to 10

3 p.m. 
Saturday, June 11
10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Bilingual
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The Museum’s theatre company, Dramamuse, invites you to help bring history to life—and life to history—by interacting with historical characters within the stunning environment of Canada Hall. Watch these characters in action or talk with t

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