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Next Week at the Canadian Museum of Civilization – October 22 to 28, 2007



Next Week at the Canadian Museum of Civilization – October 22 to 28, 2007

Gatineau (Quebec), October 18, 2007 – Activities are free with Museum admission unless otherwise indicated.

Farewell China Celebration
Sunday, October 28, 2007
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Grand Hall and Gallery C

(Events in Gallery C: Treasures from China admission fees apply)
Acrobat Hailin Sun performs a Lion Dance and traditional Chinese dances, and Yadong Guan will amaze you with the superb music of the pipa. Join us for ongoing artistic demonstrations in the exhibition! This activity is presented in conjunction with Treasures from China, which features 120 prized artefacts and illuminates the rich history and remarkable achievements of the Chinese people. On display are jade carvings and lacquerware, paintings and calligraphy, silk textiles, ceramics and items fashioned from bronze, gold and silver.

You only have 10 more days to discover – or rediscover – the dazzling exhibition Treasures from China, presented until October 28, 2007.

FACE TO FACE

Signatures that make their mark
Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28, 2007
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Canadian Personalities Hall
(Level 4 – Multi-purpose room)

The signatures of great Canadians reveal their personal traits. Would you like to identify common traits with your favourite great Canadian? Graphologist Johanne Bergeron will analyse and compare them both for you. This activity is presented with the new exhibition Face to Face, which opens to the public on Friday, October 26, 2007. Face to Face introduces some of the men and women who have had an impact on the evolution of our country. Meet them here, both in their public and private lives.

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

Day of the Dead
Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28, 2007
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Join our special guests from the Mexican-Canadian community to celebrate Mexico’s annual custom of remembrance, Los Dias de los muertos. Make your own dancing calacas (skeletons) and parade through the village to the sound of mariachi music by Leobardo Tagle. Express your talent by making a sugar skull to add to the family altar in the Studio at: (11:00 a.m., 12:30, 1:15 and 2:00 p.m.) In partnership with the Embassy of Mexico.

CANADIAN POSTAL MUSEUM
(Located in the Canadian Museum of Civilization)

A Ghost in Your Post
Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28, 2007
11 a.m. (French)
2 p.m. (English)
Canadian Postal Museum – Level 2

Some of the most haunting communication begins with a dark night and a blazing fire. Listen to the Ottawa Storytellers Guild’s postal-themed ghost stories and send a phantom Halloween message to friends and family.

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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