Museums Across Quebec Receive Federal Financial Support

by pnationtalk on August 21, 201972 Views

MONTRÉAL, August 21, 2019

The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, today highlighted total funding of $1,247,726 for 33 museum projects across Quebec. This funding for the 2019–2020 fiscal year will support new projects as well as others already in progress. The financial support has been granted under three components of Canadian Heritage’s Museums Assistance Program: the Exhibition Circulation Fund, Access to Heritage and Collections Management.

Some of the projects will allow the public to appreciate the diverse range of exhibitions and activities at different Quebec museums, while others will improve the working environment of professionals at museum institutions.

Museums Assistance Program Total $1,247,726
33 projects
Exhibition Circulation Fund

$139,119

10 projects

Access to Heritage

$810,294

15 projects

Collections Management

$298,313

8 projects

Quick facts

  • The Museums Assistance Program supports heritage institutions and workers in order to preserve and exhibit heritage collections. The program fosters the preservation of Indigenous cultural heritage and facilitates access to heritage collections for all Canadians. It also promotes the development of knowledge, skills and professional practices related to key museum functions.
  • The Exhibition Circulation Fund component assists museums with the costs related to the hosting of travelling exhibitions originating from another museum or from a federal heritage institution, and the borrowing of artifacts from the Canadian Museum of History or the Canadian War Museum.
  • The Access to Heritage component promotes wider access to heritage by creating links between different geographic areas of Canada. Eligible projects are connected to travelling exhibitions to help heritage organizations reach out to new audiences.
  • The Collections Management component aims to improve professional knowledge, skills and practices, and to strengthen professional standards related to key museum functions for collections management in Canada. It also supports organizations in the development and dissemination of resources or the provision of services that will benefit many museums.

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Simon Ross
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism
819-997-7788

Media Relations
Canadian Heritage
819-994-9101
1-866-569-6155

pch.media-media.pch@canada.ca

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