Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

February 05, 2015 10:00 ET

Two Travelling Exhibitions Come to the Chaudiere-Appalaches Region

Government of Canada supports the Musee mineralogique et minier de Thetford Mines

THETFORD MINES, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Feb. 5, 2015) - The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development, Minister for La Francophonie and Member of Parliament (Mégantic-L'Érable), today announced $15,000 in funding to help the Musée minéralogique et minier de Thetford Mines host the exhibitions We are the Insects and So Many Tales... Insects in Human Cultures. He made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

The Government of Canada has provided this funding through the Exhibition Circulation Fund of the Museums Assistance Program. These travelling exhibitions, scheduled for February 7 to May 10, 2015, will give museum visitors a chance to discover the biodiversity of insects and their multi-faceted and fascinating relationships with humans.

Quick Facts

  • The exhibitions We are the Insects and So Many Tales... Insects in Human Cultures were produced and put in circulation by the Montréal Insectarium.
  • The Musée minéralogique et minier de Thetford Mines offers guided tours adapted to the needs of various target audiences. It also offers learning activities in keeping with science program objectives for primary and secondary schools in Chaudière-Appalaches and neighbouring regions.

Quotes

"I am delighted that our Government is making it possible for more Canadians to discover this fascinating exhibition and be transported into the rich, complex and captivating universe of creatures with such a diversity of forms."

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

"I commend the Musée minéralogique et minier de Thetford Mines for its remarkable contribution to education, and for helping initiate Chaudière-Appalaches residents and visitors into the earth sciences."

-The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development, Minister for La Francophonie and Member of Parliament (Mégantic-L'Érable)

"These two exhibitions will let us create activities for families and school groups while showcasing an important part of our planet's biodiversity. The Museums Assistance Program's Exhibition Circulation Fund is invaluable to the region's museums. It lets us diversify our programming and offer access to major exhibitions like We are the Insects and So Many Tales... Insects in Human Cultures."

-François Cinq-Mars, Director, Musée minéralogique et minier de Thetford Mines

Associated Links

Musée minéralogique et minier de Thetford Mines (French only)

Museums Assistance Program

Exhibition Circulation Fund

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