Canada Agriculture and Food Museum

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Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
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Location (861) Prince of Wales Drive at the Central Experimental Farm in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada,
Coordinates 45°23′16″N 75°42′33″W / 45.387766°N 75.709083°W / 45.387766; -75.709083
Type National Museum
Website [1]

The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum (French: Musée de l'agriculture et de l'alimentation du Canada) is a national museum in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It houses a modern working and experimental farm.[1] Its purpose is to display the history of farming in Canada,[2] to demonstrate advances in farming science and technology, and to show how these effect the lives of Canadians.

The museum holds exhibits, public programs,[3] facility rentals, special events, and live demonstrations.[4][5][6]

The museum also creates traveling exhibits which are brought to smaller museums throughout Canada.[7][8] It has an outdoor "energy park" which showcases renewable energy sources.[9]

Operation

The museum is operated by the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation, which is responsible for preserving and protecting Canada's scientific and technical heritage. The Corporation has a staff of about 275 and is responsible for three museums: the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, the Canada Science and Technology Museum and the Canada Aviation and Space Museum.[10]

The museum is affiliated with the Canadian Museums Association, the Canadian Heritage Information Network, and the Virtual Museum of Canada.

See also

References

  1. ^ "The Big 150: Escape the city without leaving — Ottawa’s Experimental Farm". Ottawa, Matt Harrison. May 12, 2017
  2. ^ "How Food Earned Its Place in American Museums". Eater, Tove Danovich Oct 23, 2015
  3. ^ "Watch: Goat yoga at the Farm". The Ottawa Citizen, June 7, 2017
  4. ^ Sutin, David. "Canada Agriculture Museum". thecanadianencyclopedia.ca. 
  5. ^ Sally Everett (12 April 2016). Food and Drink Tourism: Principles and Practice. SAGE Publications. p. 352. ISBN 978-1-4739-6595-9. 
  6. ^ "The Great Trail: Busy Day in Ottawa". The Weather Network, August 25, 2017
  7. ^ "Stratford Perth Museum exhibit allows kids to explore the science behind the food they eat". By Galen Simmons, Stratford Beacon Herald, October 4, 2017
  8. ^ "Happy anniversary, Canada — and canola!". Manitoba Cooperator, January 6, 2017. Lorraine Stevenson
  9. ^ "Mechanical stomach for renewable energy built by SRC". Global News, April 29, 2014
  10. ^ "National Science and Innovation Gala honours bright young minds, steampunk style". Ottawa Business Journal, Caroline Phillips, May 18, 2017

External links

  • Official website
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