OTTAWA, May 31, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian War Museum has earned another
prestigious award for its exhibition marking the 200th anniversary of
the War of 1812. The latest accolade is from the Canadian Museums
Association, which has conferred on 1812 an Outstanding Achievement in Exhibitions award. The War Museum was one
of two recipients of this coveted prize which was presented on May 30
during the Association's annual conference in Whitehorse, Yukon.
The exhibition and a companion book, The Four Wars of 1812, have also been recognized by the Ontario Museum Association. The
exhibition won the Association's 2012 Award of Excellence in
Exhibitions and the book received an honourable mention in the
"By examining the conflict from multiple perspectives, 1812 offers visitors a new and different way of learning about this pivotal
event in Canadian history," said James Whitham, Director General of the
Canadian War Museum. "We are delighted at the recognition from our
1812 was one of the largest and most innovative exhibitions ever produced by
the War Museum. The exhibition broke new ground by examining the
conflict from the different perspectives of the four major
participants: the Americans, the British, Canadians (including Canadian
First Peoples) and Native Americans.
The award-winning exhibition was presented at the War Museum from June 13, 2012, to January 6, 2013. Two
other versions of the exhibition are now on tour, with stops in
multiple venues in Canada and the United States. The larger of the
travelling exhibitions is currently featured at the St. Catharines
Museum in St. Catharines, Ontario. The War Museum has also produced an
online version of 1812, available at www.warmuseum.ca/war-of-1812.
The Canadian War Museum is Canada's national museum of military history.
Its mission is to promote public understanding of Canada's military
history in its personal, national, and international dimensions.
SOURCE: Canadian War Museum
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