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Musée de la civilisation de Québec
March 9, 2016
October 15, 2017

Let's showcase

From March 9, 2016 to October 15, 2017

PRIMA Québec (formerly NanoQuébec) and the Musées de la civilisation de Québec (Quebec Museums of Civilization) are pleased to announce that an agreement was concluded on May, 28, 2013 for the organization of a major exhibition devoted to nanotechnologies and open to the public.


Making way for nanotechnologies

PRIMA Québec and the Museums of Civilization have worked in close collaboration to make this exhibition an outstanding showcase for nanotechnologies. “This exhibition will treat visitors to a unique experience, taking them into inaccessible dimensions and dazzling them with incredible phenomena observed on an infinitesimal scale,” explained Benoit Balmana, President and CEO of PRIMA Québec, who went on to say: “This event will also be an opportunity for discovering the countless social impacts of nanotechnologies and will serve to raise awareness of science and innovation among our youth and the general public.”

Michel Côté, General Director of the Museums of Civilization, is also highly enthusiastic. “We are delighted to join forces with PRIMA Québec on the organization and presentation of this exhibition,”he stated. “A scientific culture is vital to our societies. As society’s museums, the Museums of Civilizations believe that, through their programming, a scientific reading of a phenomenon combined with anthropological or sociological lectures is needed to grasp the contemporary issues facing society and attempting to understand where humankind is headed. A preeminent field of the future and innovation, nanotechnology is perfectly consistent with this view.”


A leading showcase

Established in Québec, the Musée de la civilisation draws 630,000 visitors a year. The 4,000 sq. ft. exhibition hall, which hosts the exhibition dedicated to nanotechnologies, will welcome more than 150,000 visitors and 90,000 youngsters during the thirteen-month event. It is consequently a leading showcase for nanotechnologies, a fascinating field where considerable research is being conducted to develop new products and materials such as scratch and rust-resistant paints, highperformance solar cells, ultra-resistant textiles, water-treatment membranes, and batteries.

In short, there’s no shortage of material for this exhibition, which is rich in discoveries, dreams and questionings!

Main Partners
Main Partners
University Partners
University Partners
Technological Partners
Technological Partners