Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

May 20, 2015 12:00 ET

Support for Protecting and Curating Saskatchewan's Palaeontology Collection

Member of Parliament Ray Boughen announces funding for the Royal Saskatchewan Museum

REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwired - May 20, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada is providing $46,748 in funding to the Royal Saskatchewan Museum for its project "Protecting and Curating Saskatchewan's Palaeontology Collection. This support is being provided through the Museums Assistance Program of the Department of Canadian Heritage.

Ray Boughen, Member of Parliament (Palliser), made this announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

  • Through this project, the Royal Saskatchewan Museum will:
    • purchase and install museum-standard metal storage cabinets to make better use of space and meet storage requirements for the safety of the collection, as well as staff and researchers;
    • relocate collections housed in existing cabinets or outside of storage units due to lack of space;
    • ensure proper housing of specimens requiring specialized storage, such as microscope slides of fossilized amber; and
    • update location information in their collections database.
  • The Museums Assistance Program provides funding to Canadian museums and related institutions for projects that foster excellence in museum activities and facilitate access to the treasures of our collective heritage.

Quotes

"Our Government is committed to helping Canadian museums properly store and display their valuable collections. We are proud to support their continued efforts to preserve Canada's heritage for future generations to enjoy."

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

"Thanks to the investment announced today, the Royal Saskatchewan Museum will improve the way it manages and stores its earth sciences collection. I am pleased our Government is investing in a project that will ensure Saskatchewan's history is accessible for many years to come."

-Ray Boughen, Member of Parliament (Palliser)

"I would like to thank the Government of Canada for its generous support of this project. In recent years, funding from the Museums Assistance Program has supported several projects that have furthered the care and management of irreplaceable heritage collections at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum."

-Harold Bryant, Director, Royal Saskatchewan Museum

Associated Links

Museums Assistance Program

Royal Saskatchewan Museum

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    and Official Languages
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    Canadian Heritage
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