Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

October 04, 2005 11:12 ET

Government of Canada Encourages Training New Generation of Museum Professionals in Quebec

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 4, 2005) - Minister of Canadian Heritage and Minister responsible for Status of Women Liza Frulla today announced $68,700 in funding for the Societe des musees quebecois. The funds will enable the Society to implement a mentoring program in Quebec museums.

"Our museums offer high-quality activities and attendance is increasing every year. This interest in museums is to a large degree related to the enthusiasm shown by those who run these institutions," said Minister Frulla. "We must preserve their expertise and pass it on to the next generation of museologists, and I am pleased that this funding will help the Societe des musees quebecois do this."

Thanks to this funding, the Societe des musees quebecois will develop and implement a training process for managers through career mentoring. This project will help integrate a new generation of employees into Quebec museums.

Financial assistance is provided by the Department of Canadian Heritage through its Museums Assistance Program and through the Capacity Building Component for Heritage Organizations of the Canadian Arts and Heritage Sustainability Program.

Funding announced today was provided for in the February 2005 federal budget.

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

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Minister responsible for Status of Women
    Jean-Francois Del Torchio
    Press Secretary
    (819) 997-7788
    or
    Canadian Heritage - Quebec Region
    Renee Brunet
    Director of Public Affairs
    (514) 496-8065