Save the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography building from the bureaucrats!

by DaniGirl on May 2, 2009 · 3 comments

in Ottawa's hidden treasures, Photography

(cut and pasted with vigour from the Save the CMCP Web site!)

The Government has announced that the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography (CMCP) building at 1 Rideau Canal in Ottawa will be taken over by Parliament for office space and meeting rooms. The CMCP is the only museum in Canada devoted to the photographic image. It was created in 1985 after intense lobbying by the photographic community and opened its $16M state-of-the-art facility in 1992.

We are firmly opposed to this arbitrary decision, delivered by the Government and National Gallery without warning or consultation. This is not just a photographic community concern. The loss of this public art space concerns us all.

To join the fight to save the CMCP, please take a moment to sign the petition:

For background information on this announcement, please visit:

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Guider May 2, 2009 at 11:33 am

I’ve signed, thanks for telling me about it! I visited this museum when I was in Ottawa in 2003 and would be very sad to see it go.

2 colleen May 2, 2009 at 2:50 pm

I am so signed up.

3 dawnone May 4, 2009 at 7:32 pm

SAVE the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography from Closure!

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