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October 22, 2015
Canada Agriculture and Food Museum Wins Award for Heritage Conservation
The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum is honoured to receive a National Trust for Canada’s Ecclesiastical Insurance Cornerstone Award for Building Heritage, for its Building 94 rehabilitation project. The National Awards Program recognizes individuals, organizations, corporations, and rehabilitation projects that give new life to Canada’s historic places.
Building 94, built in 1936, is located within the Central Experimental Farm, which is now a National Historic Site. The building was originally a research facility, where engineers designed, built, and tested specialized farm machinery and building materials that helped modernize Canadian agriculture. The history of Building 94 made it an ideal home for the Museum’s new Learning Centre, a place where visitors can explore the link between agriculture and food.
“We are honoured and excited to receive this prestigious award. The Learning Centre is truly a beautiful and unique space. I invite the public to come and enjoy this building, which has a special place in our city’s and country’s heritage,” said Kerry-Leigh Burchill, Director General of the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.
The renovated building is currently home to two exhibits: Food Preservation: The Science You Eat and Potash: Feeding the World, as well as learning labs, event space, and staff offices. For more information, visit http://cafmuseum.techno-science.ca/en/whats-on/exhibitions.php
The awards will be presented at a ceremony in Calgary, Alberta, on October 23, 2015. Selections are made by independent juries whose members represent the regions of Canada, the various disciplines relating to heritage conservation, and the voluntary heritage movement.