The Government of Canada is providing more than $1.2 million in funding for the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund.
The funding will allow the organization to preserve its collections. The funding will also be used to replace the building’s roofs and the fire protection system, as well as optimize storage areas. This project will ensure that the building housing the CCA is brought up to standard.
The CCA, located on Baile Street in Montreal, is one of the largest Canadian museums dedicated to architecture. The mission of the organization is to increase public awareness of the role of architecture in contemporary society and promote research in the field. The CCA is home to one of the largest architectural design collections in the world.
“This important funding from Canadian Heritage during our 40th anniversary year will allow us to continue to modernize the CCA’s physical building in Montréal, as we work to expand our offerings online, as well as internationally,” said Mirko Zardini, director of the CCA, in a news release. “I am thankful that the support of major cultural institutions remains a top priority for the Department, as centres like ours help enrich Canada by getting society to address important subjects.”