Canadian Museum of Nature

Canadian Museum of Nature

May 17, 2010 09:00 ET

Media Advisory/REMINDER: Media Preview and Tour of Renovated Canadian Museum of Nature

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 17, 2010) - Media are invited to a preview and tour on May 18 of the renewed Canadian Museum of Nature, 240 McLeod St., following the completion of its extensive renewal project that began in 2004. Don't miss this opportunity to get interviews, video and photos before the May 22 public reopening!

One hundred years after the Victoria Memorial Museum Building was first constructed, the CMN's public exhibitions site is now a modernized 21st century museum in a historic setting. The construction served to upgrade the building's infrastructure to meet modern building and seismic codes; rehabilitate the 100-year-old building's major heritage components; and improved the current environmental controls, amenities and programming spaces.

See the restored historic Atrium, tour the new glass lantern, learn about the scale and scope of the massive construction project, and visit the Museum's new spaces and new galleries, including the Water Gallery, Earth Gallery, and Animalium, as well as the travelling exhibitions AQUA, Frogs: A Chorus of Colours, and Canadian Wildlife Photography of the Year.

When: Tuesday, May 18, 2010, 10 a.m. to noon.
  (Speeches/briefing at 10:00 a.m. followed by brief tours at 10:30 a.m. then opportunity for interviews and self-guided visits).
Where: Canadian Museum of Nature, 240 McLeod Street, Ottawa
Who: Joanne DiCosimo, President and CEO, Canadian Museum of Nature;
  Maureen Dougan, Vice-President and COO, Canadian Museum of Nature
  Subject-matter experts for exhibitions, collections and new spaces
  Architects Barry Padolsky, Bruce Kuwabara, and Marc Letellier from PKG Joint Venture Architects

Contact Information

  • Canadian Museum of Nature
    Dan Smythe
    Senior Media Relations Officer
    613-566-4781; 613-808-5284 (cell)
    Canadian Museum of Nature
    Laura Sutin
    Media Relations/Communications Officer