GATINEAU, QC, July 7, 2015 /CNW/ - Enhancing public knowledge and understanding of Canadian history is the ultimate goal of a new agreement between the Canadian Museum of History and the Association for Canadian Studies. The national museum and the non-profit organization today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding that paves the way for information sharing, joint research, and other forms of collaboration.
The study, preservation and dissemination of Canadian history is central to the mandates of both parties. So, too, is the commitment to pursue those goals in partnership with others.
"The Canadian Museum of History looks forward to working with the Association for Canadian Studies on initiatives of mutual interest," said Mark O'Neill, the Museum's President and CEO. "Our collaboration is certain to benefit the national audiences and networks of both institutions, and the Canadian public in general."
"The Association for Canadian Studies welcomes this opportunity to further the reach and impact of its activities through collaboration with the Canadian Museum of History and its partners across the country," said Jack Jedwab, the Association's President. "The agreement will help both parties achieve their common goal of enhancing public interest in and understanding of Canadian history."
The Memorandum of Understanding is part of the Museum's broader efforts to develop Canada's first national network of history museums and partner institutions. The agreement will, among other things, facilitate the Museum's use of the Association's archives, research and poll results, and will enable the Museum to tap into the Association's own nationwide network of scholars, educators, historians, writers and policy makers.
The Association for Canadian Studies is a non-profit organization whose main objective is to increase Canadians' knowledge of their country's history and society by initiating and supporting activities in research, teaching, communications and student training.
The purpose of the Canadian Museum of History is to enhance Canadians' knowledge, understanding and appreciation of events, experiences, people and objects that have shaped Canada's history and identity, as well as to enhance Canadians' awareness of world history and culture.
Located on the shores of the Ottawa River in Gatineau, Quebec, the Canadian Museum of History is Canada's largest and most popular cultural institution, attracting over 1.2 million visitors each year. The Museum's principal role is to enhance Canadians' knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the events, experiences, people and objects that have shaped Canada's history and identity, as well as to enhance Canadians' awareness of world history and culture.
SOURCE Canadian Museum of History