NEXT WEEK at the Canadian Museum of Civilization September 11 to 19, 2010

September 10, 2010

Posted on: 10/09/2010

at the Canadian Museum of Civilization
September 11 to 19, 2010

Activities are free with Museum admission unless otherwise indicated.

Saturday, September 11
 8 p.m.
Grand Hall
Howdy Partner! Put on your boots, chaps and cowboy hat for some wild ridin’ fun, y’all!! This country-style evening out on the range features performances from the Wild West, tasty ‘n’ spicy snacks, bull ridin’, hoedown dancin’, western flicks and some Texas hold‘em. HI HO, SILVER!!  $25; Members: $20.
Tickets are available at the Museum Box Office or by calling 819 776-7000 (service charges).

Curator’s Notebook: Lunchtime Lecture Series
Training and Enhancing the Aboriginal Presence in Museums
Thursday, September 16
Noon to 1 p.m. (English)
Cascades Salon
Join Jameson Brant, the Museum’s Coordinator of the Aboriginal Training Program in Museum Practices, for a look at how many institutions have grappled, over the past 30 years, with the lack of Aboriginal peoples involved in the interpretation of their culture and history. In 2010, Brant set out to inventory and visit programs offering museum training to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples. Her presentation will provide an overview of her findings and demonstrate how the Museum of Civilization is measuring up.

Sunday Storytime
Once a month, experience the wonders of storytelling from around the world. Each month features a different theme and different guests. Let our authors, illustrators and performers help your imagination soar! Limited space.

Do You Know Your ABC’s?
Sunday, September 19
11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in English
11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in French
Canadian Children’s Museum Theatre
Discover each letter’s unique meaning in this interactive presentation.

Meet and Greets
Our Meet and Greet Series provides opportunities to learn from industry professionals and other experts in an informal setting.

Afghan Initiatives
Monday, September 13
 2 p.m. (English)
Cascades Salon
Come and meet Zuhra Bahman-Ludin, wife of Afghanistan’s Ambassador to Canada, and learn more about some of her projects and goals while posted in Canada. She will also introduce Afghan art dealer and charity organizer Rameen Javid, who will give an illustrated presentation on current trends in contemporary Afghan art.

In the Time of the Voyageurs
September 12 and 19
September 14 to 17
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.