|By Marketwired .||
|August 16, 2014 02:00 PM EDT||
LA POCATIERE, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 08/16/14 -- The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced $54,278 in funding to help the Musee Francois-Pilote carry out three separate projects.
The Musee Francois-Pilote, named after the founder of Canada's first permanent school of agriculture in La Pocatiere, is mandated to record, showcase and disseminate knowledge and practices associated with agriculture and food.
-- $30,763 in funding, provided under the Collections Management component of the Museums Assistance Program (MAP), will be used to refit reserve spaces for the museum's collection of artifacts. -- $15,000 in funding, provided under the Exhibition Circulation Fund of the MAP, is being used to present the temporary exhibition La sante a petites bouchees (Food for Health) from June 6 to October 12, 2014. -- $8,515 in funding, provided under the MAP's Canada-France Agreement component, will be invested in a mission to cooperate and exchange professional services and expertise with a French museum.
"Our Government is pleased to support organizations outside major urban centres like the Musee Francois-Pilote that help showcase and disseminate our shared heritage."
-The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
"The Musee Francois-Pilote is grateful for funding from Canadian Heritage to help us continue revamping this institution, founded by Father Paul-Andre Leclerc in 1974, to make it Quebec's number one agriculture and food museum. The three projects announced today are concrete steps in the process begun in spring 2011."
-Luc St-Amand, Director, Musee Francois-Pilote
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
and Official Languages
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