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Preserving and Showcasing Agricultural Heritage at the Musee Francois-Pilote

Government of Canada supports three projects at the La Pocatiere Museum

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.

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--  $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.

Quotes

"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

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Exhibition Circulation Fund component

Canada-France Agreement component

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