NEXT WEEK at the Canadian Museum of Civilization April 12, 2010 to April 19, 2010

April 12, 2010

at the Canadian Museum of Civilization
April 12, 2010 to April 19, 2010

Activities are free with Museum admission unless otherwise indicated.

Steve McCurry — Lens on Afghanistan
Wednesday, April 14
7 p.m.
Theatre — tickets $20
English, with simultaneous translation to French
With images like the blazing green gaze of an Afghan girl, Steve McCurry deftly conveys the despair of war. During a number of trips to Afghanistan, McCurry and his camera have borne witness to a people in pain and a country in distress.
As a special supplement to our exhibition, Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures, open until April 25, the Canadian Museum of Civilization invites you to meet McCurry himself. Don’t miss this special opportunity to share his incredible journey into the heart of Afghanistan. Steve McCurry’s talk will be followed by a book signing.

Give blood — It’s the Gift of Life
Thursday, April 15
2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Grand Hall
Héma-Québec will hold a blood donor clinic in association with the Canadian Museum of Civilization. Giving blood is a matter of life. Please join us. Access to the Museum and parking will be free for all blood donors.

Canadian Children’s Museum
(Located in the Canadian Museum of Civilization)

Just for You and Your Preschooler — Earth Day

Friday, April 16
9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
There’s plenty of green fun for everyone as we come together to celebrate our planet! Find out how to turn trash into treasure that you can reuse. Get messy in the Studio as you help us to create a giant mural, using your hands and feet to paint with clay. Make a festive hat to celebrate Earth’s special day by using recycled materials, and really get into the party mood as you dance to the beats of Junkyard Symphony in the Theatre at 10, 10:30, 11 and 11:30 a.m.


Earth Week
April 17 and 18
10:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Come celebrate the Earth in all its splendour as we create with natural materials. Let nature be your inspiration as you build a one-of-a-kind sculpture using clay. Create an animal habitat to wear on your head and take home, and be sure to leave your special Earth Day message as part of our “Forest of Voices” display.

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