NEXT WEEK at the Canadian Museum of Civilization January 16 to 23, 2011

January 17, 2011

Posted on: 14/01/2011

at the Canadian Museum of Civilization
January 16 to 23, 2011

Activities are free with Museum admission unless otherwise indicated.

Curator’s Notebook
An Absent Presence: Atrocity in Canada’s Official First World War Photographs
Wednesday, January 19
12 p.m.
Cascades Salon
Historian Laura Brandon examines four of Canada’s approximately 8,000 official First World War photographs for subtle symbols of wartime atrocity. Although the images show no obvious signs of violence, by reworking the meaning of hundreds of widely available photographs of ruins, broken trees, churches, and cemeteries, the authorities were able to give a public presence to atrocity in the face of its absence from the official photographic record.

Interactive Historical Characters
January 18 to 21

3 p.m. 
Saturday, January 22
10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Canada Hall
The Museum’s theatre company, Dramamuse, invites you to help bring history to life—and life to history—by interacting with historical characters within the stunning environment of Canada Hall. Watch these characters in action or talk with them as they enact the daily lives of people from Canada’s past. For more information, please visit

Valentine’s Gala
Saturday, Febuary 12, 2011
Grand Hall
Join us for an unforgettable evening of fun and romance as the renowned Gregory Charles and his musicians seduce you with their charismatic music. Enjoy cocktails with your Valentine before sitting down to an exceptional four-course meal in the ambience of the majestic Grand Hall of the Museum of Civilization in Gatineau.The Valentine’s Gala supports the Youth Education Fund of the Museum of Civilization and the War Museum. All proceeds will be used to support and enhance programs designed for young people to ensure our next generation develops an appreciation and knowledge of Canadian history, culture and world civilizations. For more information, please visit

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

Sunday Storytime
The Hockey Sweater
Sunday, January 16
11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in French
12 p.m. and 3 p.m. in English
“The Hockey Sweater” tells the true story of Roch Carrier’s childhood in Saint-Justine, Quebec. At the time, Maurice Richard was everyone’s hero, and all young hockey players dreamed of wearing Number 9. But what happens when the young boy’s sweater no longer fits? Come and find out! Limited space.

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