The Honourable Shelly Glover, new Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, visits Library and Archives Canada

August 6, 2013
 
The Library and Archives Canada Preservation Centre, Gatineau, Quebec
 
The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, made her first official visit to Library and Archives Canada where she was given a tour of the state-of-the-art Preservation Centre.
 
Built between 1992 and 1996, and officially opened in June 1997, this glass, stainless steel and concrete building holds some of Canada’s most precious documentary heritage—everything from photographs, government records, works of art, musical heritage items, and private fonds, to name just a few, in 48 climate-controlled vaults.


The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Hervé Déry, Acting Librarian and Archivist of Canada, and Robert McIntosh, Director General of the Stewardship Branch at Library and Archives Canada (LAC) admire a presentation of photos from the Louis Riel fonds given by Photo Archivist Jill Delaney at the LAC Preservation Centre in Gatineau, Quebec
 

The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Hervé Déry, Acting Librarian and Archivist of Canada, and Meaghan Scanlon, Special Collections Librarian at Library and Archives Canada (LAC), view an original copy of the Nor’Wester, the first newspaper printed in Manitoba in 1859, at the LAC Preservation Centre in Gatineau, Quebec.
 

The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, looks at a handwritten draft of the British North America Act written in 1867 by Sir John A. Macdonald at the Library and Archives Canada Preservation Centre in Gatineau, Quebec. From left to right:  Fabio Onesi, Director General of Stakeholder Relations; Hervé Déry, Acting Librarian and Archivist of Canada, René Bouchard, Executive Director for Minister Glover, and Dominique Foisy-Geoffroy, Archivist.​
 

Robert McIntosh, Director General of the Stewardship Branch, Library and Archives Canada (LAC), points to a portrait of the Dionne Quintuplets during a tour of the Art Vault inside the LAC Preservation Centre in Gatineau, Quebec. Meanwhile, the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, looks at the original copy of the proclamation of the 1982 constitutional amendment.
 


The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, and Hervé Déry, Acting Librarian and Archivist of Canada, inside Library and Archives Canada’s state-of-the-art Preservation Centre in Gatineau, Quebec. When it was officially opened in 1997, the architect referred to the building as “a treasure chest in a glass showcase.”

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