Canadian Museum of Civilization (Canadian Museum of Civilization)
The Canadian Museum of Civilization (French: Musée canadien des civilisations) is Canada’s national museum of human history and the most popular and most-visited museum in Canada. It is located in Gatineau (in the area that was formerly known as Hull), Quebec, directly across the Ottawa River from Canada’s Parliament Buildings in Ottawa, Ontario. The Museum’s primary purpose is to collect, study, preserve, and present material objects that illuminate the human history of Canada and the cultural diversity of its people.
For the visiting public, the Museum of Civilization is most renowned for its permanent galleries, which explore Canada’s 20,000 years of human history, and for its architecture and stunning riverside setting. The Museum also presents an ever-changing program of special exhibitions that expand on Canadian themes and explore other cultures and civilizations, past and present. The Museum of Civilization is also a major research institution. Its professional staff includes leading experts in Canadian history, archaeology, ethnology, folk culture, and more. With roots stretching back to 1856, the Museum is one of North America’s oldest cultural institutions. It is also home to the Canadian Children's Museum, the Canadian Postal Museum, and an IMAX/IMAX Dome Theatre.
The Museum of Civilization is managed by the Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation, a federal Crown Corporation that is also responsible for the Canadian War Museum, the Children’s and Postal Museums, and the Virtual Museum of New France. The Museum is accredited by the AAM and a member of the Canadian Museum Association.
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