Bringing Fascinating Archaeology to Montérégie

From: Canadian Heritage

Cultural and heritage institutions play a vital role in Canadian society. That’s why the Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that they remain strong and can renew themselves in order to offer all Canadians enriching, educational and entertaining content.

The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, announced today $138,204 in funding for the RCM de Roussillon to support the activities of the Musée d’archéologie de Roussillon in La Prairie.

The funding was provided through the Museums Assistance Program. The Musée d’archéologie de Roussillon will use $123,204 of the funds to produce a bilingual travelling exhibition on forensic archaeology (“L’archéologie judiciaire”). The exhibition will introduce visitors to the role of bioarchaeologists and anthropologists at crime scenes and their importance in advancing social justice.

The remaining funds will allow the museum to host a travelling exhibition, À l’abordage, corsaires et pirates en Gaspésie on privateer and pirate raids at sea in the Gaspé Peninsula, launched by the Musée acadien du Québec.

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