OTTAWA, Sept. 24, 2018 /CNW/ - Library and Archives Canada's Preservation Centre in Gatineau, the crown jewel of documentary preservation in Canada, will open its doors to the public for the Journées de la culture on September 28 and 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Members of the public are invited to tour this modern-day Parthenon at 625 Boulevard du Carrefour in Gatineau. Come and admire the archival treasures stored within its walls. Stroll through its vaults, discover the works of Canadian artists, and find out what our experts are doing every day to preserve Library and Archives Canada's vast collection.
ABOUT THE PRESERVATION CENTRE
The Library and Archives Canada Preservation Centre, which opened in June 1997, was built to preserve the country's documentary heritage. Everything is designed to guarantee optimal conservation conditions. The building has 48 storage vaults, over three floors, with each vault measuring 350 m2. The vaults were built to protect the collection from every type of threat and include a sophisticated fire detection and suppression system.
The three stories of vaults are topped by preservation laboratories, which are arranged in a village-like setting. Featuring architecture inspired by the Canadian Prairies, the Preservation Centre brings Library and Archives Canada preservation experts together in an environment perfectly suited to their work.
September 28 and 29, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Library and Archives Canada's Preservation Centre
625 Boulevard du Carrefour
SOURCE Library and Archives Canada
For further information: Media Relations - Library and Archives Canada, 819-994-4589, [email protected]