Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

November 07, 2016 19:00 ET

The Armand-Frappier Museum Demystifies Allergies

Government of Canada Invests in a Travelling Exhibition on Allergies

LAVAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Nov. 7, 2016) - Department of Canadian Heritage

Eva Nassif, Member of Parliament for Vimy, today announced funding of $232,365 for the Armand-Frappier Museum to develop a travelling exhibition on allergies. Ms. Nassif made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage.

These funds, delivered by the Government of Canada through the Museums Assistance Program, will allow Canadians to learn more about different allergens, how allergies are caused and the treatments available.

Quotes

"Our museums reflect our society. They allow us to promote important cultural elements and to learn more about a range of fascinating subjects. Our government is proud to contribute to promoting scientific knowledge among the general public by supporting institutions like the Armand-Frappier Museum."

- The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage

"This travelling exhibition is a wonderful opportunity for the renowned Armand-Frappier Museum to expand its presence beyond the Laval area and reach out to a curious and interested general public. Congratulations to the Museum's team for this initiative that will demystify allergies, something that affects so many people!"

- Eva Nassif, Member of Parliament for Vimy

"The Armand-Frappier Museum is grateful for the support of Canadian Heritage's Museums Assistance Program, which has provided funding for the second time in less than two years, and which will support the Museum in creating a temporary exhibition. This funding will allow us to present our visitors with exhibitions that are rich in content, fun and memorable, as well as to further the Museum's mission to promote understanding of scientific issues related to our health."

- Guylaine Archambault, General Director of the Armand-Frappier Museum

Quick Facts

  • Founded in 1992, the Armand-Frappier Museum's mission is to promote the understanding of scientific issues related to human health.
  • The museum will create a bilingual travelling exhibition measuring 150 square metres with the aim of demystifying allergies, which affect approximately 30 percent of the Canadian population.
  • The exhibition, which will receive support from reputable scientists in their field, will be presented at the Armand-Frappier Museum from September 2017 to August 2018, and at the Sherbrooke Museum of Nature and Science from September 2018 to January 2019.

Associated Links

Armand-Frappier Museum

Museums Assistance Program - Access to Heritage component

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