Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

August 16, 2014 14:00 ET

Preserving and Showcasing Agricultural Heritage at the Musee Francois-Pilote

Government of Canada supports three projects at the La Pocatiere Museum

LA POCATIÈRE, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Aug. 16, 2014) - The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced $54,278 in funding to help the Musée François-Pilote carry out three separate projects.

The Musée François-Pilote, named after the founder of Canada's first permanent school of agriculture in La Pocatière, is mandated to record, showcase and disseminate knowledge and practices associated with agriculture and food.

Quick Facts

  • $30,763 in funding, provided under the Collections Management component of the Museums Assistance Program (MAP), will be used to refit reserve spaces for the museum's collection of artifacts.
  • $15,000 in funding, provided under the Exhibition Circulation Fund of the MAP, is being used to present the temporary exhibition La santé à petites bouchées (Food for Health) from June 6 to October 12, 2014.
  • $8,515 in funding, provided under the MAP's Canada-France Agreement component, will be invested in a mission to cooperate and exchange professional services and expertise with a French museum.

Quotes

"Our Government is pleased to support organizations outside major urban centres like the Musée François-Pilote that help showcase and disseminate our shared heritage."

-The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

"The Musée François-Pilote is grateful for funding from Canadian Heritage to help us continue revamping this institution, founded by Father Paul-André Leclerc in 1974, to make it Quebec's number one agriculture and food museum. The three projects announced today are concrete steps in the process begun in spring 2011."

-Luc St-Amand, Director, Musée François-Pilote

Associated Links

Musée François-Pilote (French only)

Museums Assistance Program

Collections Management component

Exhibition Circulation Fund component

Canada-France Agreement component

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Contact Information

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

    Media Relations
    Canadian Heritage
    819-994-9101
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    media@pch.gc.ca