NEXT WEEK at the Canadian Museum of Civilization September 26 to October 2, 2011

September 23, 2011

Activities are free with Museum admission unless otherwise indicated.

Celebrate Culture Days

Come Clay with Us! Meet our Archaeologist and Guest Potters

October 1 and 2

10 a.m. to noon; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Free – Registration required

River View Salon

©Bill Longshaw

Join Museum archaeologist Jean-Luc Pilon and Dr. Frédéric Dessène, a postdoctoral fellow at CÉLAT, Université Laval, for a fascinating look at local prehistoric pottery, as well as a wide range of Quebec ceramics. Then, inspired by these earlier forms of pottery, tap into your inner artist to make and decorate your own clay pot with guidance from two professional potters. Spaces limited; registration required at 819-776-7000.

Japanese Instrumental Music Concert

Sunday, October 2

2 p.m.


© Japan Foundation

The Koto players, a duo performing Japanese classics on 13-stringed traditional instruments, will present a concert of contemporary music, together with musicians playing bamboo flute and percussion. This concert, tailor-made for their Canadian tour, depicts the rich Japanese musical heritage, defined by creative innovation and history. Musicians Ai Kajigano and Tsugumi Yamamoto make up the duo TsuguKaji-KOTO; they will be accompanied on bamboo flute by Akihito Obama and traditional percussion by Makoto Yamamoto. Presented in partnership with The Japan Foundation.

Free tickets are available at the Museum Box Office or by calling

819-776-7000 (service charges).


Monday through Friday

Until October 7, 2011

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Special Exhibitions Gallery C

© Jennifer Playford

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 Robots

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 October

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursdays until 7 p.m.


© Stephane Jorisch 2010

The theme for October is “Organic Mosaics.” 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:

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