Canadian Museum of History

Minister Guilbeault Announces Appointment of Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Canadian Museum of History

Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 6:00pm

GATINEAU, QC, July 22, 2021 /CNW/ - The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, announced today the appointment of Narmin Ismail-Teja of Calgary as Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Canadian Museum of History for a three-year term, effective June 20, 2021.

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  • GATINEAU, QC, July 22, 2021 /CNW/ - The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, announced today the appointment of Narmin Ismail-Teja of Calgary as Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Canadian Museum of History for a three-year term, effective June 20, 2021.
  • She has experience in governance and strategic planning, as well as in-depth consulting, training and facilitating experience in diversity and inclusion.
  • "I am very pleased to welcome Narmin Ismail-Teja to the role of Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Canadian Museum of History.
  • Carole Beaulieu, Chair of the Board of Trustees, Canadian Museum of History
    National museums are governed by the Museums Act, which was passed into law in 1990.

Canadian Museum of History expresses its condolences on the passing of W. Galen Weston

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 10:40pm

b'GATINEAU, QC, April 15, 2021 /CNW/ -The Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum were greatly saddened to learn of the passing of Canadian entrepreneur and patron of the arts, W. Galen Weston.\nIn 2017, as Chairman of The W. Garfield Weston Foundation, W. Galen Weston and his family generously donated $2 million to support the successful completion of the Canadian Museum of History\'s signature exhibition, the Canadian History Hall.

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  • b'GATINEAU, QC, April 15, 2021 /CNW/ -The Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum were greatly saddened to learn of the passing of Canadian entrepreneur and patron of the arts, W. Galen Weston.\nIn 2017, as Chairman of The W. Garfield Weston Foundation, W. Galen Weston and his family generously donated $2 million to support the successful completion of the Canadian Museum of History\'s signature exhibition, the Canadian History Hall.
  • This gallery explores modern Canada, from 1914 to the present a period that mirrors many of the significant events associated with the Weston family\'s own history.\n"The Weston family\'s story is very much a Canadian one," said Caroline Dromaguet, Acting President and CEO of the Canadian Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum.
  • "\nThe Canadian History Hall presents Canada\'s story through the diverse experiences and perspectives of the real people who lived it.
  • This signature exhibition illuminates the enduring legacy of Canada\'s past a legacy that is alive, relevant and continually unfolding.\nThe Canadian Museum of History operates the Canadian Museum of History, the Canadian War Museum and the Virtual Museum of New France.

Canadian Museum of History Statement on the passing of Fredrik S. Eaton, O.C., O.Ont.

Friday, February 26, 2021 - 8:27pm

GATINEAU,QC, Feb. 26, 2021 /CNW/ -The Canadian Museum of History was saddened to learn of the passing of Mr. Fredrik S. Eaton, former Chair of the Board of Trustees.

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  • GATINEAU,QC, Feb. 26, 2021 /CNW/ -The Canadian Museum of History was saddened to learn of the passing of Mr. Fredrik S. Eaton, former Chair of the Board of Trustees.
  • Throughout that period, the Canadian Museum of History and its sister institution, the Canadian War Museum, benefitted greatly from his strong leadership and invaluable guidance.
  • The Canadian Museum of History operates the Canadian Museum of History, the Canadian War Museum and the Virtual Museum of New France.
  • Work of the Canadian Museum of History is made possible in part through financial support of the Government of Canada.

Statement from the Canadian Museum of History

Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 2:00pm

GATINEAU, QC, Jan. 28, 2021 /CNW/ - The following is a media statement on behalf of the Board of Trustees of the Canadian Museum of History:

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  • GATINEAU, QC, Jan. 28, 2021 /CNW/ - The following is a media statement on behalf of the Board of Trustees of the Canadian Museum of History:
    "Workplace safety and inclusion are core values of the Canadian Museum of History.
  • Upon receipt of a complaint about workplace harassment, the Museum's Board of Trustees made the decision that formal steps were required to review the issue on behalf of all employees of the Museum.
  • The Canadian Museum of History operates the Canadian Museum of History, the Canadian War Museum and the Virtual Museum of New France.
  • Their principal role is to enhance Canadians' knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the events, experiences, people and objects that have shaped Canada's history and identity.Work of the Canadian Museum of History is made possible in part through financial support of the Government of Canada.

Minister Guilbeault Announces Interim Appointment to the Canadian Museum of History

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 10:41pm

GATINEAU, QC, Sept. 30, 2020 /CNW/ - The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, announced today the appointment of Jean Gigure as Interim Chair of the Canadian Museum of History, until the selection process for a permanent chair is completed.

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  • GATINEAU, QC, Sept. 30, 2020 /CNW/ - The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, announced today the appointment of Jean Gigure as Interim Chair of the Canadian Museum of History, until the selection process for a permanent chair is completed.
  • The Canadian Museum of History, which also operates the Canadian War Museum and the Virtual Museum of New France, is Canada's national museum of human history.
  • "The Canadian Museum of History plays an essential role in ensuring the protection of Canada's heritage.
  • As they become available, all appointment opportunities in the Canadian Heritage Portfolio are posted on the Governor in Council appointments website.

Collection from a Canadian icon makes its way to the Canadian Museum of History

Friday, May 22, 2020 - 8:00pm

GATINEAU, QC, May 22, 2020 /CNW/ -The Canadian Museum of History is delighted to announce the acquisition of Rick Hansen's Man In Motion World Tour Collection.

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  • GATINEAU, QC, May 22, 2020 /CNW/ -The Canadian Museum of History is delighted to announce the acquisition of Rick Hansen's Man In Motion World Tour Collection.
  • "Rick Hansen and the Man In Motion World Tour are an important part of contemporary Canadian history," said Mark O'Neill, President and CEO of the Canadian Museum of History.
  • It is inspiring that the collection is considered a part of Canadian history because the Tour's purpose reflects Canadian identity and values.
  • Work of the Canadian Museum of History is made possible in part through financial support of the Government of Canada.

A Message from the National Museums of Canada

Friday, March 13, 2020 - 6:58pm

OTTAWA, March 13, 2020 /CNW/ - Due to the COVID-19 virus, the national museums have made the decision to close the museums across Canada to visitors and all other groups, effective Saturday, March 14 and until further notice.

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  • OTTAWA, March 13, 2020 /CNW/ - Due to the COVID-19 virus, the national museums have made the decision to close the museums across Canada to visitors and all other groups, effective Saturday, March 14 and until further notice.
  • We regret the impact of this decision on the individuals, families and groups who use our facilities.
  • However, we believe that this decision is in the best interests of all the communities we serve.
  • This message is from the Canadian Museum of History, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, the Canadian Museum of Nature, the Canadian War Museum, Ingenium and the National Gallery of Canada.

Highland Warriors exhibition brings broadswords and bagpipes to the Canadian War Museum

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 7:37pm

The Ottawa world premiere of Highland Warriors, a major new exhibition at the Canadian War Museum, explores the changing role and reputation of these iconic kilted fighters, from the broadsword-wielding medieval warrior to today's elite modern soldier.

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  • The Ottawa world premiere of Highland Warriors, a major new exhibition at the Canadian War Museum, explores the changing role and reputation of these iconic kilted fighters, from the broadsword-wielding medieval warrior to today's elite modern soldier.
  • "The Highland military tradition has evolved from early clan warfare in Britain's northern reaches to a highly respected global force with the power to influence and inspire," said Mark O'Neill, President and CEO of the Canadian War Museum and the Canadian Museum of History.
  • The Canadian War Museum is Canada's national museum of military history.
  • Work of the Canadian War Museum is made possible in part through financial support of the Government of Canada.

Minister Rodriguez Announces New Leadership of the National Museum of Science and Technology Board

Monday, May 27, 2019 - 5:09pm

From 20102017, he was a trustee of the museum's board of trustees and Chair of the Finance, Audit, and Risk Management Committee.

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  • From 20102017, he was a trustee of the museum's board of trustees and Chair of the Finance, Audit, and Risk Management Committee.
  • Previously, she was a consulting curator with the National Museum of Science and Technology and the Canadian Museum of Civilization, and curator of Industrial History at the Provincial Museum of Alberta (19831987).
  • The National Museum of Science and Technology, the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, and the Canada Aviation and Space Museum are Canada's three national science and technology museums.
  • "The National Museum of Science and Technology celebrates Canadian ingenuity and excellence.