NEXT WEEK at the Canadian Museum of Civilization May 16 to 22, 2011

May 13, 2011

Posted on: 13/05/2011

at the Canadian Museum of Civilization
May 16 to 22, 2011

Activities are free with Museum admission unless otherwise indicated.

Metallurgical Studies at the Cartier-Roberval Site, 1541–1543
Wednesday, May 18
Noon to 1 p.m. (French)
Cascades Salon
Join Yves Monette, Curator of Quebec Archaeology at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, for a fascinating look at the sixteenth-century Cartier-Roberval site, with special emphasis on its archaeology and metallurgical evidence. The Cartier-Roberval site bears witness to the first attempt at French colonization in North America.

The Fabulous Chinese Puppet Show
Wednesday, May 18
7 p.m.
You won’t want to miss this exciting showcase of the best in modern and traditional Chinese puppetry. Accompanied by live music, often performed by the puppeteers themselves, this special evening offers something for everyone. Highlights include folktales such as The Dragon and Phoenix, Princess Chang Ping, and The Fisherman and the White Crane. Presented in partnership with the Communauté chinoise de l’Outaouais. Tickets: Children 12 and under $18; Adults $25; available at the Museum Box Office or by calling 819 776-7000 (service charges apply).

Say Hello to Honda’s ASIMO
Friday, May 20 at 2, 3, 4 and 5 p.m.
Saturday, May 21 at 10, 11 and noon
Sunday, May 22 at 10 and 11 a.m., noon, 2, 3, 4 and 5 p.m.
Grand Hall
Have you ever seen a real robot? Now’s your chance! Join us in the Grand Hall during the opening weekend of our new exhibition JAPAN: Tradition. Innovation. and meet Honda’s ASIMO, the world’s most advanced humanoid robot. See what’s new in the world of robotics as the Canadian Museum of Civilization and Honda Canada present a 15-minute live demonstration featuring the revolutionary humanoid robot that has captivated audiences around the world. Sponsored by HONDA Canada Inc. For more information, please visit

Karakuri Ningyo: The Original Japanese Robot
Friday, May 20 at 1:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 21 at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 22 at 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Riverview Lobby
Come and meet Shobei Tamaya IX,Japan’s best-knownkarakuri master in Japan. Karakuri ningyo, which literally means “mechanical dolls,” have been beloved by the Japanese for centuries. Similar to Western automata and clockwork toys, karakuri ningyo have elaborate internal workings that allow them to serve tea, paint or even play music. This creative blend of tradition and innovation has influenced many of today’s inventions and technologies, including robots. <