The government of Canada supports the Armand-Frappier museum
LAVAL, Quebec, May 31, 2021 / CNW Telbec / – Through its exhibitions, laboratory workshops, off-site activities, science camps and other programs, the Armand-Frappier Museum awakens and stimulates curiosity about health sciences in people of all ages. The government of Canada is happy to invest in institutions like this one that promote knowledge of our scientific heritage.
It is in this spirit that Annie Koutrakis, MP (Vimy), today announced funding for $ 366,023 for the Armand-Frappier museum for its bilingual traveling exhibition project Pandemics. She made the announcement on behalf of the Honorable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage.
This funding, provided by the government of Canada thanks to the museum assistance program, will allow the Museum to offer the public an exhibition on the history of pandemics through the ages. Divided into six zones, the exhibition will explore this theme through scientific, social and historical perspectives. Pandemics will be presented at the Armand-Frappier Museum in Laval from June 20, 2022 to June 16, 2023. Thereafter, it will be at Grosse-Île and at the Irish Memorial National Historic Site until October 2023.
“Museums through Canada and Quebec play a central role in the vitality of our communities and their cultural enrichment. The realization of this project will allow the public to enjoy an interactive exhibition on a subject that has directly affected us in recent months: pandemics. This is an excellent educational initiative that helps to diversify the museum and scientific activities available in Laval and the surrounding area. “
—The Honorable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage
“I am delighted with the creation of this new exhibition, which will allow visitors to discover rich and informative collections related to human health in the new premises of the Museum. The Museum will certainly attract many visitors with this wonderful new project.
—Annie Koutrakis, Member of Parliament (Vimy)
“The Museum team graciously thanks the government of Canada for its support for its upcoming pandemic exhibition. This temporary exhibition will be presented when the Museum’s new facilities open in 2022. It will demystify the world of microorganisms, present infectious diseases and decode the epidemics and pandemics that have affected humanity, including, more recently, COVID -19. It aims to better equip us for the future in similar circumstances. “
—Guylaine Archambault, Director General of the Armand-Frappier Museum
The mission of the Armand-Frappier Museum is to facilitate understanding of the scientific issues related to human health by offering educational activities to the general public. The Museum presents exhibitions and offers its visitors laboratory activities, guided tours, workshops, science camps and many other activities.
the Pandemics The exhibition will be presented when the Museum’s new facilities open in 2022. The Armand-Frappier Museum will move into a building adjacent to the Cosmodome, and will house laboratories, exhibition halls and a multi-purpose room. This new installation will be made possible thanks in part to the $ 2.7 million provided by the government of Canada through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund.
The Museums Assistance Program supports heritage institutions and workers to preserve and display heritage collections. The program promotes the preservation of Indigenous cultural heritage and facilitates access to heritage collections for all Canadians. It also promotes the advancement of knowledge, skills and professional practices related to the main museum functions.
Armand-Frappier Museum, Biosciences Interpretation Center http://www.musee-afrappier.qc.ca/en/index.php?switchlang&page=2100-museum-e
Museum assistance program https://www.canada.ca/en/heritage-canadien/services/funding/museums-assistance.html
SOURCE Canadian Heritage
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