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Ottawa – March 23, 2016 – The Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation welcomes yesterday’s Federal Budget investment of $156.4 million over three years to build much-needed infrastructure. The investment will supplement the funds allocated by the previous government to build a new Canada Science and Technology Museum.
"We are thrilled with this significant investment from the Federal Government” says Alex Benay, CEO of the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation. “This new facility will be a Collection and Conservation Centre to preserve and protect priceless Canadian heritage artifacts. This will go a long way to ensure our sustainability moving forward."
Placed on the land immediately to the west of the Canada Science and Technology Museum, the purpose-built facility will relieve the overcapacity storage situation that the Corporation has faced for many years. The Centre will house artifacts of national relevance and will also include a space to be open to the public, so that more of the collection will be displayed to visitors.
About the Canada Science and Technology Museum
The Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa, Ontario, is one of the three museums comprising the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation, which is responsible for preserving and protecting Canada’s scientific and technological heritage and promoting and sharing knowledge about it. The three Museums — the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and the Canada Science and Technology Museum — tell the stories of Canadian ingenuity and achievement in science and technology, and demonstrate how these accomplishments have contributed to the building of our country. For more information please visit cstmuseum.techno-science.ca.
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