NEXT WEEK at the Canadian Museum of Civilization September 12 to 18, 2011

September 7, 2011

Activities are free with Museum admission unless otherwise indicated.


Curator’s Notebook
Egypt Field Research: “From the Kings to the Nobles”
Wednesday, September 14
12 p.m. (English)
Cascades Salon
Jerome S. Cybulski, Curator, Physical Anthropology at the Museum, will present his 2010 Egypt field research in the area of the Theban Necropolis known as the Tombs of the Nobles, subsection Sheikh Abd el-Qurna near the mortuary temple of Hatshepsut. He toiled in the impressive chapel of Theban Tomb 65 at the invitation of the Hungarian Archaeological Mission, studying the bones of mummies from the Pharaonic and Coptic periods. Shaft tombs, saff tombs, burial chambers and forecourts were explored, giving broader perspective to the mortuary practices and physical anthropology of ancient Egypt studied the previous two seasons in the Valley of the Kings.

“From Headlines to History”
Thursday, September 15
7:30 p.m.
In celebration of the 75th anniversary of CBC/Radio-Canada, the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Canadian War Museum, in partnership with CBC/Radio-Canada, are hosting “From Headlines to History,” a conference series on some of the great moments of this country and their impact on Canadians. Only one topic is covered per talk. Free tickets are available at the Museum Box Office two hours prior to the event. In partnership with CBC / Radio-Canada. Upcoming talks: September 29—7:30 p.m. War Correspondents – CWM Theatre, October 13—7:30 p.m. Disasters – CWM Theatre; and October 27—7:30 p.m. Expo ’67: Modern Design – CMC Theatre. More information is available at

Monday through Friday
Until October 7, 2011
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Special Exhibitions Gallery C
Try your hand at furoshiki, the Japanese art of wrapping with cloth. Using traditional techniques from Japan, you will learn how to create beautiful gifts and packages. The art of furoshiki, developed over several centuries in Japan, has been revived in recent years as a stylish way of reducing the use of disposable packaging. Museum volunteers will show you step-by-step how it is done.

Meet Paro, the Robotic Baby Seal!
Until October 10, 2011
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Special Exhibitions Gallery C
Paro is an appealing robotic baby seal from Japan. Designed as a therapeutic pet for use in hospitals and seniors’ centres, Paro has proven to have a calming effect on people. Experience his lifelike appeal for yourself in an amazing and unexpected combination of high technology and irresistible cuteness. Sponsored by PARO Robots, U.S., Inc.

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

Creative Art-Making
During the month of September
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursdays until 7 p.m.
The theme for September is “Kokeshi Dolls.” These drop-in activities for ages 5 and up invite children to jumpstart their imaginations and stretch their creative thinking skills—while having a boatload of fun!

Media Information:

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Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: 819 776-7167

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Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: 819 776-7169

Fax: 819 776-7187