The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, visits Library and Archives Canada

On February 9, 2016, The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, made her first official visit to Library and Archives Canada where she was given a tour of the state-of-the-art Preservation Centre housing the conservation laboratories. Also included in this building are storage vaults which accommodate a significant portion of Canada’s documentary heritage, such as works of art, photographs, maps, manuscripts and stamps. The Preservation Centre is also home to complex digital preservation infrastructure, and one of the largest audiovisual laboratories in Canada. This unique purpose-built facility is a key component of the institution’s long-term accommodation strategy.

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, and Guy Berthiaume, Librarian and Archivist of Canada, view a map of Montreal at the LAC Preservation Centre in Gatineau, Quebec.
The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, and Guy Berthiaume, Librarian and Archivist of Canada, view a map of Montreal at the LAC Preservation Centre in Gatineau, Quebec.

Normand Charbonneau, Chief Operating Officer, explains the particulars of a map of Montreal to the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage.
Normand Charbonneau, Chief Operating Officer, explains the particulars of a map of Montreal to the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage.

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, and Guy Berthiaume, Librarian and Archivist of Canada, listen as Art Archivist Geneviève Morin describes a drawing for a costume design.
The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, and Guy Berthiaume, Librarian and Archivist of Canada, listen as Art Archivist Geneviève Morin describes a drawing for a costume design.

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, and Guy Berthiaume, Librarian and Archivist of Canada, learn some interesting details about an 1834 map of Montreal from Early Cartography Archivist Isabelle Charron.
The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, and Guy Berthiaume, Librarian and Archivist of Canada, learn some interesting details about an 1762 map of Montreal from Early Cartography Archivist Isabelle Charron.

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, and Guy Berthiaume, Librarian and Archivist of Canada, examine patents presented by Senior Project Archivist Rebecca Giesbrecht.
The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, and Guy Berthiaume, Librarian and Archivist of Canada, examine patents presented by Senior Project Archivist Rebecca Giesbrecht.

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, and Guy Berthiaume, Librarian and Archivist of Canada, admire the oil painting “Voyageurs and Raftsmen on the Ottawa about 1818” by artist Charles William Jefferys.
The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, and Guy Berthiaume, Librarian and Archivist of Canada, admire the oil painting “Voyageurs and Raftsmen on the Ottawa about 1818” by artist Charles William Jefferys.

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, and Guy Berthiaume, Librarian and Archivist of Canada, pose next to the 2015 promotional poster for the TD Summer Reading Club.
The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, and Guy Berthiaume, Librarian and Archivist of Canada, pose next to the 2015 promotional poster for the TD Summer Reading Club.

Leslie Church, Chief of Staff to the Minister, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, and Guy Berthiaume, Librarian and Archivist of Canada.
Leslie Church, Chief of Staff to the Minister, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, and Guy Berthiaume, Librarian and Archivist of Canada.
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