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October 21, 2014

Franklin expedition exhibits media preview

OTTAWA, October 21, 2014 – Members of the media are invited to preview exhibitions celebrating the recent discovery of the Franklin Expedition’s flagship HMS Erebus.

Two media previews will be taking place in the Library and Archives Canada (LAC) entrance hall and at the Canadian Museum of Nature (CMN).

The Canada Science and Technology Museum of Canada (CSTM) will be presenting an updated version of its Echoes in the Ice: the Search for Franklin’s Ship in the LAC entrance hall. Visitors will be able to see rare books from the LAC collection containing rare sketches by an artist who accompanied explorer John Franklin for some of his Arctic expeditions.

The CMN will be showcasing 29 artefacts from the final resting place of a number of members of the ill-fated Franklin exhibition on King William Island, which the Government of Nunavut has entrusted to the CMN.

WHAT: Media preview of Franklin 
expedition-related exhibitions

WHERE: Library and Archives Canada entrance hall
395 Wellington Street, Ottawa

Canadian Museum of Nature
240 McLeod Street, Ottawa

WHEN: Thursday, October 23, 2014
LAC entrance hall: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. noon
CMN (2nd floor Water Gallery): 11 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

WHO: Dr David Pantalony
Curator, Physical Science and Medicine
Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation

Dr Scott Rufolo
Research Assistant/Archaeological Collections Manager
Canadian Museum of Nature

Carolyn Cook
Curator
Library and Archives Canada

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INFORMATION:

Olivier Bouffard
Media Relations
Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation
613-410-5943
obouffard@technomuses.ca

Dan Smythe
Senior Media Relations Officer
Canadian Museum of Nature/
613-566-4781; 613-698-9253 (cell)
dsmythe@mus-nature.ca

Richard Provencher 
Head, Media Relations 
Library and Archives Canada 
819-994-4589
Richard.Provencher@bac-lac.gc.ca

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