BELLEVILLE, ON, Nov. 10, 2011 /CNW/ - Access to artifacts and
architecture that are significant to Canada's history will be
preserved, thanks to an investment from the Government of Canada. This
was announced today by Daryl Kramp, Member of Parliament (Prince
Edward-Hastings), on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of
Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.
With this funding, the City of Belleville will support the renovation
and rebuilding of the Glanmore National Historic Site. Through this
project, the museum will ensure the safety and preservation of the
museum's collection for future generations.
"Our Government received a strong mandate from Canadians to invest in
cultural facilities like the Glanmore National Historic Site," said
Minister Moore. "By supporting these infrastructure projects, our
Government is delivering on its commitment to strengthen our economy
and support our arts, culture, and heritage."
"I am pleased to see our Government invest in this historic site in
Belleville," said Mr. Kramp. "The preservation of the Glanmore National
Historic Site's painted ceilings and the continued access to this
heritage space is important to our community's cultural vitality."
"The City of Belleville has the responsibility of preserving and
presenting the Glanmore National Historic Site for the people of
Canada. This contribution will allow us to stabilize and restore the
original hand-painted plaster ceilings on the main floor that are
currently at risk," said Neil Ellis, Mayor of the City of Belleville.
"The assistance of the Government of Canada with this project is
essential and greatly appreciated."
The Corporation of the City of Belleville owns and operates the Glanmore
National Historic Site, which was awarded its designation in 1969 for
its outstanding example of domestic Second Empire architecture. The
site operates as a year-round museum and contains many of the original
1883 home's domestic artifacts and paintings. The museum's collection
includes period furniture, decorative arts, and paintings of national
significance, as well as 18th and 19th century European art, jewellery and silver, and 400 lighting artifacts
depicting the history of illumination.
The Government of Canada has provided funding of $130,000 through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage. This program seeks to improve
physical conditions for artistic creativity and arts presentation or
exhibition. It is also designed to increase access for Canadians to
performing, visual, and media arts, and to museum collections and
SOURCE Canadian Heritage
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Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
Manager, Communications Ontario Region
(This news release is available on the Internet at www.canadianheritage.gc.ca under Newsroom.)