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Public restoration of rare artifact for upcoming exhibition

Public restoration of rare artifact for upcoming exhibition

Gatineau, Quebec, September 14, 2006 — On Sunday September 24, don’t miss this one-time chance to see a world-renowned conservator at work. See Brian Arthur restoring the only whole ancient clay pot from the Alberta Great Plains in the Museum’s collection.

The ceramic pot was discovered by amateur archaeologists near Cheadle, Alberta, in a region where ancient pottery is extremely rare. The pot has been identified as pre-contact Blackfoot Old Women’s Phase culture (ca. AD 800 to 1600). It was already assembled when the Museum acquired it in 1952, and remained so until this spring, when conservation treatments started the process of making this rare artifact more presentable for the upcoming exhibition MASTERS of the Plains: Ancient Nomads of Russia and Canada, which opens at the Museum on December 1, 2006.

Public restoration of rare artifact
Sunday, September 24, 2006
10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Grand Hall
Free with Museum admission

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

2006-09-14 00:00:00.000

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