Next Week at the Canadian Museum of Civilization – November 12-18, 2007

November 7, 2007

Next Week at the Canadian Museum of Civilization – November 12-18, 2007

Gatineau (Quebec), November 7, 2007 – Activities are free with Museum admission unless otherwise indicated.

Coffee and Conversation: The Cult of Glenn Gould
Sunday, November 18, 2007
1 p.m. (English)
3 p.m. (French)
Cascades Salon

Cheryl Gillard, M.A., and Dr. Rachelle Chiasson-Taylor discuss why Gould and his music have enriched the lives of music lovers.
This activity is presented in conjunction with the Glenn Gould: The Sounds of Genius multimedia exhibition, where Gould is the main feature. He speaks through his taped interviews, writings, media productions and, of course, his music. Come admire a remarkably rich and varied collection of the artist’s artifacts.
In partnership with Library and Archives Canada, in conjunction with the Canadian Museum of Civilization, in honour of Glenn Gould’s 75th birthday and the 25th anniversary of his death.


Rhythms and Ragas: A Musical Journey to India
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
7:30 p.m.

Tickets: Adults $35, Students $25, available at the Museum Box Office or by calling 819 776-7000 (service charges)
World-renowned Tabla maestro Ustad Zakir Hussain teams up with Santoor virtuoso Rahul Sharma for a spectacular journey through Indian classical music.
In collaboration with Ragmala Music Association of Ottawa-Carleton and Carleton University.

Egyptian Festival (this event is sold out)
Saturday, November 17, 2007
8 p.m.

A truly Egyptian evening that will include a “Gala Evening” ballet recital performed by the Cairo Opera Ballet Company, a marimba concert by Nesma Abdel Aziz and photographs of Egypt.
In partnership with the Embassy of Egypt.
Free tickets available at the Museum Box Office.

(Located in the Canadian Museum of Civilization)

Shichi-go-san: Japanese Children’s Day
Friday, November 16, 2007
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

In honour of this special day in Japan celebrating children aged 3, 5 and 7, come make a craft and explore the art of origami.
This activity is presented as part of the series Just for You and Your Preschooler, which offers preschoolers and accompanying adults adventures to discover the Museum and its exhibitions.

The Subway Mouse
November 17 and 18, 2007
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Find out if the adventures of Nib and his friend Lola lead them to Tunnel’s End in award-winning Canadian author and illustrator Barbra Reid’s heart-warming story, “The Subway Mouse.” Storytelling: 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. (French); 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. (English). Then head to the Studio to make your own clay relief picture inspired by the story’s characters, Nib, a brave young mouse, and his friend Lola.

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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