NEXT WEEK at the Canadian Museum of Civilization December 15 to 21 2008

December 11, 2008


at the Canadian Museum of Civilization
December 15 to 21 2008

Activities are free with Museum admission unless otherwise indicated.

Tombs of Eternity: The Afterlife in Ancient Egypt
Exhibition and IMAX® Film
Opens December 19
Gallery A, Level 1 and IMAX Theatre, Level 2

A passage through corridors of the distant past gives insight into life, death
and eternity in Ancient Egypt. From sarcophagi to amulets, weapons to mummies
, the exhibition features more than 200 remarkable objects found in burial tombs. This exhibition is organized by the Museum of Fine
Arts, Boston, in collaboration with the Canadian Museum of Civilization.

The journey continues with Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs, an IMAX feature
film of the late-19th-century discovery and unveiling of twelve
mummified Egyptian Kings — a historic and forensic expedition.

Tombs of Eternity: A Curator’s Tour
Friday, December 19
12:30 p.m.

Gallery A, Level 1

Join Dr. Denise Doxey, a curator of Egyptology with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, for a
special tour of Tombs of Eternity.

Justice in New France
by Pierre Drolet

Saturdays at 3 p.m.
New France Square (Canada Hall)

Dramamuse, the Museum’s theatre company, invites you to observe or get involved in an eighteenth-century court case.
A fur trader has broken the law. Is he an honourable man or a cheat who just wants to avoid punishment?
Set in Québec City in 1708 to celebrate the city’s 400th anniversary.

Awaken the Artist Within!
Special Exhibitions Gallery C

Draw inspiration from original folk art pieces and create your own unique work of art in the exhibition’s
activity space.
In conjunction with Heart and Soul: Quebec Folk Art

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

Giant Gingerbread House
Saturday, December 20 and Sunday, December 21
10 and 11 a.m., and 1, 2, and 3 p.m.

Help us make a giant gin gingerbread house worthy of Hansel and Gretel then, prepare your very own tasty holiday treat.

More information is available at or 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
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: 819 776-7169

Fax: 819 776-7187