The Government of Canada supports the Musée régional de la Côte-Nord
SEPT-ÎLES, QC, May 25, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, today announced that the Musée régional de la Côte-Nord will receive funding of $553,429 for the renovation of its facilities.
This support, which the Government of Canada is providing through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund, will allow the Musée régional de la Côte-Nord to ensure the sustainability of its building, increase visitor safety, enhance exhibit presentation and improve the ambient conditions required to conserve its collections.
"Canada 150 celebrations are an opportunity to discover all of our country's treasures. The Musée régional de la Côte-Nord plays a key role in highlighting, for the benefit of everyone, the heritage of this region with unique charms and attractions."
—The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage
"I am pleased that this important Côte-Nord cultural centre is finally able to modernize its premises to enhance the experience of its visitors. They will be able to appreciate the region's special features even more through history, arts, science, ethnology, archaeology and geology."
—The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development
"We were waiting impatiently for support that would allow us to revitalize our building and offer visitors a brand new experience. Today that has been achieved, and we are very grateful to the Government of Canada."
—Jacques Delagrave, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Musée régional de la Côte-Nord
The Musée régional de la Côte-Nord, located in the centre of the region at the heart of the cultural life of Sept-Îles, is a history and archaeology museum dedicated to conserving, studying and showcasing the heritage of the Côte-Nord.
The region extends over 1,275 kilometers from east to west and 229 kilometers to the north, including Anticosti Island. It includes five regional county municipalities: Manicouagan, the Upper North Shore, Sept-Rivières, Caniapiscau and Minganie.
The museum renovation project includes repairing the roof; replacing the exterior siding (brick and wood siding); repairing a damaged part of the metal structure; bringing the heating and cooling system up to standard; replacing doors and windows; replacing the flooring and the drywall on the walls of the temporary exhibit rooms; acquiring and installing new systems for hanging, lighting and display in the temporary exhibit rooms; and repairing water damage to walls.
Musée régional de la Côte-Nord (French only)
Canada Cultural Spaces Fund
SOURCE Canadian Heritage
For further information: For more information (media only), please contact: Pierre-Olivier Herbert, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage, 819-997-7788; Media Relations, Canadian Heritage, 819-994-9101, 1-866-569-6155, [email protected]