GATINEAU, QC, Jan. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - After visiting nine cities, the
Canadian Museum of Civilization will hold the last panel discussion and
roundtable of its cross-country tour back on home soil at the Museum on
Thursday, January 31 to invite the public to participate in the
creation of the new Canadian Museum of History.
The new exhibition gallery, which will be inaugurated in 2017, will
present the national history of Canada and its people. Representatives
from the Museum are travelling the country asking Canadians what they
would like to see in this new exhibition.
And now, people in the Ottawa/Gatineau area will be able to give their
opinions on the themes, personalities, events and milestones that tell
the Canadian story, and choose the objects that they would include in
the new Canadian Museum of History.
The public is invited to attend panel and roundtable discussions on
Thursday, January 31, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Grand Hall of the
Canadian Museum of Civilization, at 100 Laurier Street in Gatineau,
The evening will kick off with a dynamic panel discussion—My History Museum: A to Zed —where special guests will be asked what they would put in a Canadian
history museum of their making. It will be followed by a roundtable
discussion where the public will be asked how they would like to engage
with their national history museum. How can the Museum meet their needs
and interests, and what would they like to see included in it?
Web-casting and virtual roundtable
For those who cannot attend the evening event in person, a virtual
roundtable discussion will take place simultaneously. The panel
discussions will also be webcast live. To participate in the virtual
roundtable and watch the panel discussions, the public will be able to
log on during the event through the Museum's website at www.civilization.ca.
My History Museum: A to Zed
Thursday, January 31
7 to 9 p.m.
100 Laurier Street, Gatineau, Quebec
Panel and roundtable discussions
Visit the "My History Museum" website at www.civilization.ca/myhistorymuseum to confirm your attendance at the panel and roundtable discussions. If
you cannot attend the session in person or virtually, you can also
share your ideas with us on the website by participating in a range of
activities and by completing the online survey.
The Canadian Museum of Civilization is the centre for research and
public information on the social and human history of the country.
Located on the shores of the Ottawa River in Gatineau, Quebec, the
Museum is Canada's largest and most popular cultural institution,
attracting over 1.2 million visitors each year. The Museum of
Civilization's principal role is to preserve and promote the heritage
of Canada for present and future generations, thereby contributing to
the promotion and enhancement of Canadian identity.
SOURCE: Canadian Museum of Civilization
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