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REF NO.: 89

SUBJECT: Grand opening of new home for Memorial University research centre

DATE: Jan. 21

Media are invited to attend the grand opening of the new home of the Research Centre for the Study of Music, Media and Place (MMaP) at Memorial University on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 6:30 p.m.
There’ll be tours of the new facility, demonstrations of the centre’s recording and music notation equipment, and special performances.
Gil Dalton, chair of Memorial’s Board of Regents, will provide general greetings, as will Dr. Noreen Golfman, interim dean, School of Graduate Studies and Clyde Jackman, the provincial minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation.
Dr. Beverley Diamond, director, MMaP, and Canada Research Chair in Ethnomusicology, will also provide remarks.
The grand opening is taking place in the MMaP Gallery, located on the second floor of the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre, northeast corner, Allandale Rd.
Parking for this event is available in the Arts and Culture Centre parking lot.
MMaP is affiliated with Memorial’s School of Music and the Department of Folklore. Its broad mandate includes supporting academic and community-based research focused on traditional music from this province.
To learn more about MMaP, visit

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