Library and Archives Canada Open House at Gatineau Preservation Campus – Media Preview

GATINEAU, QC, May 21, 2024 /CNW/ – Library and Archives Canada is inviting members of the press to a Media Preview on Thursday, May 23, 2024, prior to its next Open House event at the Preservation Campus in Gatineau, Quebec.

The Big White Cube (Photo credit: Roy Grogan) (CNW Group/Library and Archives Canada)

Jasmine Bouchard, Assistant Deputy Minister of User Experience and Engagement, and Nathalie Ethier, Director of Real Property, will be available to speak to media regarding the Open House event and the preservation facilities. Members of the media will be given a guided tour of the two state-of-the-art buildings to capture footage and photos and get a preview of what’s in store for the public over the next two days.

Media Preview

Date: May 23, 2024


9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 

Location: Library and Archives Canada
Gatineau Preservation Centre
625 Du Carrefour Boulevard, Gatineau, Quebec  

For the first time since opening in 2022, the newest Preservation Storage Facility, commonly called “The Big White Cube” will open its doors to the public on May 24 and 25. Visitors will also have the chance to explore the Preservation Centre, visit the laboratories and vaults, and most importantly, meet the experts who work to preserve Canada’s documentary heritage. 

For more information on the public event: Open House at the Gatineau Preservation Campus ( 

About Library and Archives Canada

The mandate of Library and Archives Canada is to acquire and preserve the documentary heritage of Canada for the benefit of present and future generations, and to be a source of enduring knowledge accessible to all, contributing to the cultural, social and economic advancement of Canada. Library and Archives Canada also facilitates cooperation among communities involved in the acquisition, preservation and diffusion of knowledge, and serves as the continuing memory of the Government of Canada and its institutions.

SOURCE Library and Archives Canada