Saturday, May 31, 2014

Doors Open Ottawa 2014

The Canadian Conservation Institute has sent me this notice to post. They will be taking part in the Door Open Ottawa 2014 to be held over the summer months in Ottawa.

"We invite you to join us at the Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) during Doors Open Ottawa on Saturday, June 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to explore the fascinating world of conservation and conservation science. Tour CCI laboratories and speak with our conservators and conservation scientists about the work we do to preserve Canada’s heritage.

Visit us to view the following artifacts: the Salzinnes Antiphonal, a rare cultural and ecclesiastical 16th- century liturgical manuscript written in iron gall ink on parchment; a gut skin parka made of strips of walrus intestines that dates back to the Classic Thule Period, approximately 500 years ago; and a Niagara Falls panoramic photo described as the largest one-piece, one-exposure photo enlargement in the world. Also, learn about the pests of cultural property and how to control them in collections, find out which materials can damage historic objects simply by being near them, see a demonstration of photographic and radiographic techniques used in the examination of paintings and museum objects, and much more.

If you are unable to join us on June 7, we will also be open to the public on Thursday, July 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. as part of our involvement in Canada History Week". 

The CCI is located at 1030 Innes Road (southeast corner of Innes and St. Laurent), Ottawa. 

Their website is at

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