TV Networks Help Museum Celebrate its Sesquicentennial

February 23, 2006

TV Networks Help Museum Celebrate its Sesquicentennial

Gatineau, Quebec, February 23, 2006 — Four Canadian TV networks are airing special messages this year marking the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Museum of Civilization. The four 30-second vignettes are being broadcast nationally as a public service by CBC, Radio Canada, ARTV and RDI.

Although each vignette has a distinct theme, all highlight the Museum’s mandate to preserve, research and communicate culture and history. The spots were produced by CBC/Radio Canada.

“We are grateful for the networks’ support as we celebrate this milestone in the Museum’s history,” said Dr. Victor Rabinovitch, President and CEO of the Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation. “We can be proud of our national museum of social and human history, the work it has done on behalf of all Canadians for one-and-a-half centuries, and its dynamic plans for the future.”

The origins of the Museum date back to 1856 — making it older than the country itself — with the creation of the Museum of the Geological Survey of Canada. Later, it became the National Museum of Canada and then the National Museum of Man. In 1986, it was named the Canadian Museum of Civilization, and three years later, moved to its present-day site on the shore of the Outaouais River in Gatineau.

The anniversary vignettes will air on CBC and Radio-Canada in February, March, June and July. They will be broadcast on ARTV and RDI in February and March.

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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