The Government of Canada supports the redevelopment of the Centre d'exposition de Mont-Laurier
MONT-LAURIER, QC, Nov. 24, 2017 /CNW/ - David Graham, Member of Parliament (Laurentides–Labelle), on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, today announced $597,008 in funding for the project to relocate the Centre d'exposition de Mont-Laurier to the former abbey that now serves as the town hall.
This support, provided by the Government of Canada through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund, will make it possible to move the exhibition hall into the former abbey of the Benedictines in Mont‑Laurier. The project includes the acquisition of specialized lighting, sound, multimedia and museum equipment.
"Through this investment, the architectural heritage of the former abbey will be preserved, and it will become an attractive place to discover the works of talented professional and emerging artists. We are proud to invest in projects that revitalize exceptional heritage spaces."
—The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage
"Our government recognizes the importance of artistic and heritage activities in the region. This is why we are pleased that this funding will allow the Centre d'exposition to move to a new space that combines modernity with history, in places that foster cultural promotion and discovery in the Upper Laurentians."
—David Graham, Member of Parliament (Laurentides–Labelle)
"On behalf of the board of directors of the Centre d'exposition de Mont-Laurier, I would like to thank the Government of Canada for approving this support through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund. This important announcement completes the funding required for the project and will allow the Centre to take the next steps to provide the region with new cultural equipment."
—Marie-Anick Larochelle, Director, Mont‑Laurier Exhibition Centre
The Centre d'exposition de Mont-Laurier, founded in 1977, is a non-profit organization whose mission is to be a venue for visual arts and arts and crafts in the Upper Laurentians. The Centre showcases and promotes the work of professional and emerging artists.
After 28 years at the Maison de la culture, in 2018–19, the Centre d'exposition will move to the former Benedictine abbey. Thanks to this project, the organization will be able to diversify its programming and improve the quality of its visual arts educational activities. Visitors and artists will have an exhibition centre that will offer the best and most modern conditions for art display.
The new Centre d'exposition will include an arts and crafts workshop for students and the community. The new exhibition hall will also be fitted to museum standards.
SOURCE Canadian Heritage
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