Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

February 09, 2011 15:00 ET

Appointment to the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board

GATINEAU, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Feb. 9, 2011) - William Forrestall has been appointed as a member of the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board for a three-year term. This was announced today by the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

"I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Forrestall," said Minister Moore. "As an educator and a nationally recognized artist, his knowledge and experience will be invaluable to the work of the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board."

Mr. Forrestall holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Mount Allison University. He has pursued a successful artistic career with solo and group exhibitions across Canada and internationally. Currently a teacher in fine arts at St. Thomas University in New Brunswick, Mr. Forrestall has received numerous awards and fellowships, including the 1994 Brucebo Traveling Fellowship, which allowed for an extended study tour through European art galleries.

Mr. Forrestall is actively involved in his community and has been associated with a number of committees and professional organizations, including the CARFAC (Canadian Artists' Representation) Maritimes Board of Directors, the Gallery Connexion Board of Directors, and the City of Fredericton Heritage Review Committee. In addition, Mr. Forrestall was elected as a school board member for the District 18 Education Council.

The mandate of the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board is to make determinations regarding the outstanding significance and national importance of cultural assets under the Cultural Property Export and Import Act. It is also responsible for determining the fair market value of items donated to Canadian organizations such as libraries, archives, and museums. In addition, the Board reviews appeals of applications for cultural property export permits that have been denied. For more information about the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board, visit www.canadianheritage.gc.ca/pgm/bcm-mcp/cebc-cperb/index-eng.cfm.

(This news release is available on the Internet at www.canadianheritage.gc.ca under Newsroom.)

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    Codie Taylor - Press Secretary
    819-997-7788