Canadian Museum of History releases 2016-2017 season preview

GATINEAU, QC, May 4, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Battles for justice. Dreams of glory. Fantasies of wealth and splendour. Draw back the curtain on the Canadian Museum of History's captivating 2016–2017 season with an exclusive behind-the-scenes video preview.

This season's special exhibitions tell stories of struggle and aspiration through artifacts drawn from priceless Canadian and international collections. Fortune-seeking prospectors dream of astonishing finds in Gold Rush! – El Dorado in British Columbia. Craftsmen strive for perfection in Horse Power – The Paul Bienvenu Carriage Collection. Suffragists fight for equality in "Nice Women Don't Want the Vote". Athletes battle for glory in Hockey in Canada – More Than Just a Game. And an emperor builds a capital in the international touring exhibition Napoléon and Paris.

The new video gives a behind-the-scenes glimpse at some of the work being done to prepare these extraordinary exhibitions. All of this and more awaits visitors at the Canadian Museum of History this coming season ― exhibitions not to be missed.

Located on the shores of the Ottawa River in Gatineau, Quebec, the Canadian Museum of History welcomes over 1.2 million visitors each year. The Museum's principal role is to enhance Canadians' knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the events, experiences, people and objects that have shaped Canada's history and identity, as well as to enhance Canadians' awareness of world history and culture. Work of the Canadian Museum of History is made possible in part through financial support of the Government of Canada.

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Video with caption: "Draw back the curtain on the Canadian Museum of History’s captivating 2016–2017 season with this exclusive video preview. One-of-a-kind artifacts from priceless Canadian and international collections tell stories of struggles and dreams — from prospectors’ camps to protest marches; from hockey rinks to Parisian monuments. This video takes you behind the scenes of our stunning current and upcoming special exhibitions: Horse Power – The Paul Bienvenu Carriage Collection; Gold Rush! – El Dorado in British Columbia; Napoléon and Paris; “Nice Women Don’t Want the Vote” and Hockey in Canada — More Than Just a Game. Special thanks to the Musée Carnavalet – Histoire de Paris and Paris Musées, Musées de la civilisation, Royal BC Museum, The Manitoba Museum and the outstanding team at the Canadian Museum of History for the making of this video.". Video available at: https://youtu.be/RbMY-O7Kk14

For further information: Media contacts: Stéphanie Verner, Media Relations Officer, Telephone: 819-776-7169, stephanie.verner@historymuseum.ca; Éliane Laberge, Social Media and Media Relations Officer, Telephone: 819-776-7097, eliane.laberge@historymuseum.ca

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