Canadian Language Museum facts for kids
|Le Musée canadien des langues|
Exterior building that houses the Canadian Language Museum
|Location||Glendon College, 2275 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
The Canadian Language Museum (French: Le Musée canadien des langues), founded in 2011, is a museum and registered Canadian charity. It has the mission to promote an appreciation of all of the languages used in Canada, and of their role in the development of the country.
Since its founding, the Canadian Language Museum has curated a bilingual, travelling exhibit each year. The travelling exhibits that have been produced so far include:
- Canadian English, Eh? (2012)
- Speaking the Inuit Way (2013)
- French in Canada (2014)
- Cree: The People's Language (2015)
- A Tapestry of Voices: Celebrating Canada's Languages (2016)
- Read Between the Signs: 150 Years of Language in Toronto (2017)
- Beyond Words: Dictionaries and Indigenous Languages (2019)
Each exhibit is produced with the assistance of the Faculty of Information, and the University of Toronto Department of Linguistics; as well as relevant academic and community stakeholders. Its exhibits travel across Canada, from Victoria to St. Johns, touring schools, universities, community centres, libraries and other similar public institutions.
The Museum has also been present at the annual meeting of the Canadian Linguistic Association each late May as part of the Congress for the Humanities and Social Sciences.
The Museum also supports its mission online by operating a website, where interested parties can request exhibit loans. It also promotes language revitalization, the work of Canadian linguists, and language research more broadly through its Twitter account, and with its blog, which publishes original interviews with people from across Canada working to protect and promote the languages of Canada.
The Canadian Language Museum opened its office in Toronto in the summer of 2015.
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