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The Museum’s 150th: Museum Forefathers



The Museum’s 150th: Museum Forefathers

Gatineau, Quebec, September 7, 2006 — The Canadian Museum of Civilization invites you to two Coffee & Conversation events where you can discover the fascinating careers of two of the Museum’s forefathers: Marius Barbeau and Diamond Jenness.

On September 15, join archivist Benoit Thériault as he describes the captivating career of pioneer Marius Barbeau in the field of Canadian anthropology and folk culture.

Diamond Jenness was a member of the first multi-disciplinary scientific expedition to the Canadian Arctic. On September 17, his son, renowned author Stuart Jenness, will discuss the important contributions of this expedition.

Marius Barbeau, Museum Legend and Canadian Hero
Friday, September 15, 2006
1 p.m. (French only)
Cascades Salon
Free with Museum admission

Diamond Jenness, Museum Forefather
Sunday, September 17, 2006
1 p.m. (English only)
Cascades Salon
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


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