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Library and Archives Canada

November 25, 2008 16:09 ET

Media Advisory: The Portrait Gallery of Canada in Collaboration with the Canada Science and Technology Museum Host a Centennial Celebration for Yousuf Karsh

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 25, 2008) - The Portrait Gallery of Canada, a program of Library and Archives Canada, and the Canada Science and Technology Museum will host a centennial celebration to honour the birth of renowned photographer, Yousuf Karsh, and to announce the opportunity for Canadians to share their own Karsh images and stories.



WHAT: Centennial Celebration for Yousuf Karsh and launch
of My Karsh initiative

WHEN: Thursday, November 27, 2008, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: Library and Archives Canada, Exhibition Room A
395 Wellington Street, Ottawa

WHO: Lilly Koltun, Director General, Portrait Gallery of Canada
Claude Faubert, Director General, Canada Science and
Technology Museum

OPPORTUNITY: A centennial anniversary event including photographic and
interview opportunities with Lilly Koltun, Claude Faubert and
three storytellers who have been "Karshed" and whose
photographs will be displayed.


Festival Karsh is a collaboration between the Portrait Gallery of Canada, a program of Library and Archives Canada, and the Canada Science and Technology Museum.

The Portrait Gallery of Canada is dedicated to showcasing the men and women who have helped shape and continue to shape our country. Through exhibitions, collections and programming, the Portrait Gallery brings to light the values that define Canada and that continue to provide an enduring basis for our country's vision of nationhood now and into the future. For more information visit: www.portraits.gc.ca.

Sharing Canada's rich collections of objects related to transportation, natural resources, communications, space, energy, manufacturing and industry, the Canada Science and Technology Museum helps Canadians explore the rich connections among science, technology, and culture. For more information visit: www.sciencetech.technomuses.ca.

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