Alumni Day at the Canadian Museum of HistoryApril 19, 2018
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
For immediate release
Gatineau, Quebec, April 19, 2018 — The Canadian Museum of History invites you to join the virtual celebrations highlighting the 25th anniversary of the Aboriginal Training Program in Museum Practices. Join us for a special webcast from 12 to 1 p.m. on Friday, April 20, and take part in a panel discussion about museum training for indigenous people in Canada.
Established in 1993, this Program is the only one of its kind in Canada. It offers professional and technical training in museum practices to First Nations, Métis and Inuit people from across Canada. For eight months, the interns undertake practicum assignments in many different teams at the Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum. The objective is to offer practical experience for Indigenous people who would like to broaden their knowledge and skills in various aspects of museum work.
In the past 25 years, the Museums have welcomed more than a hundred interns from over 40 different Aboriginal Nations across Canada. Graduates have gone on to become role models and advocates in museum and cultural sectors. Upon completing the Program, many graduates have used their training and experience to become community museum staff, directors, instructors and government employees, or to help them select a specific area of expertise in which to further their studies.
The Aboriginal Training Program in Museum Practices has been generously supported by the RBC Emerging Artists Project in the last four years. To learn more about the Program, consult the website at historymuseum.ca/aboriginaltraining.
Work of the Canadian Museum of History is made possible in part through financial support of the Government of Canada.
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