Government of Canada provides funding for the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery
June 29, 2015 – Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan – Department of Canadian Heritage
The Government of Canada is providing $135,937 to the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery to produce and circulate a travelling exhibition of trench art produced by Canadian and other allied soldiers during the First and Second World Wars. The trench art displayed in the exhibition will include folk art and crafts created by soldiers as mementos of war and as rehabilitation therapy for the wounded.
Ray Boughen, Member of Parliament (Palliser), made this announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.
“The First and Second World Wars were important events that contributed to the development of a distinct Canadian national identity. As we prepare to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017, we want to ensure Canadians have the opportunity to learn more about this part of our history and reaffirm their pride in Canada’s achievements.”
—The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
“Thanks to the investment announced today, the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery will give residents and visitors alike an opportunity to learn about the lives of soldiers during the First and Second World Wars through the lens of wartime folk art. I look forward to visiting the Trench Art exhibition once it is completed.”
—Ray Boughen, Member of Parliament (Palliser)
“The Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery appreciates the support from the Government of Canada to organize this exciting historical exhibit project, which will be an enriching experience for all Canadians.”
—Joan Maier Administrative Director, Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery
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