Canadian Museum of Nature

Canadian Museum of Nature

September 19, 2016 09:00 ET

Media Advisory/Arctic Gallery Announcement Canadian Museum of Nature, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 10 a.m.

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 19, 2016) - Media are invited to the official unveiling of plans for the Canadian Museum of Nature's new permanent Arctic Gallery, and the presentation of the gallery's title sponsor. As the museum's contribution to Canada's 150th anniversary, this signature gallery will open June 21, 2017.

WHAT: Presentation of plans for new Arctic Gallery and official title sponsor. There will be display
panels with artist concepts, museum specialists, and tables with Arctic specimens.
WHEN: Tuesday, Sept 20, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Remarks, then presentation with overview of gallery, followed by interviews.
WHO:
• Dr. Mark Graham, VP, Research and Collections, Canadian Museum of Nature
• Ailsa Barry, VP, Experience and Engagement, Canadian Museum of Nature
• Executive Representative of title sponsor
• David McGuinty, MP for Ottawa South
• Natan Obed, President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami
• Project managers and experts associated with the gallery project.
WHERE: Barrick Salon, 3rd floor, Canadian Museum of Nature, 240 McLeod St, Ottawa (at Metcalfe)
RSVP: media@mus-nature.ca or 613-566-4781

The Canadian Museum of Nature is Canada's national museum of natural history and natural sciences. The museum provides evidence-based insights, inspiring experiences and meaningful engagement with nature's past, present and future. It achieves this through scientific research, a 10.5 million specimen collection, education programs, signature and travelling exhibitions, and a dynamic web site, nature.ca. The museum's Centre for Arctic Knowledge and Exploration continues the museum's legacy of more than 100 years of research, documentation, and collections about the biodiversity of Canada's North.

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