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November 25, 2015

New Director General at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum

Ottawa, November 25, 2015 — The Canada Aviation and Space Museum is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Kitzan as its new Director General.

Mr Kitzan comes to the Museum with a wealth of experience in the Public Service, including most recently as Chief of Staff at Library and Archives Canada. As well, he has several years of museum experience, having worked at the Canadian Museum of Civilization (now the Canadian Museum of History) curating and managing the creation of physical and virtual exhibitions.

“We are very excited to welcome Chris Kitzan to the Museum’s Executive Team,” said Alex Benay, President and CEO of the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation. “Mr Kitzan’s wealth of experience in public management, as well as his extensive experience in strategic planning, research, and program development will be of great benefit to the Museum.”

Mr Kitzan’s appointment began November 18, 2015.

“I am truly excited to be returning to the Museum world that I love, and honoured to be given the chance to do so in a world class organization featuring a rich collection and an established reputation for dynamic programming,” said Chris Kitzan, newly appointed Director General of the Canada Aviation and Space Museum.

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Joanne Ghiz
Media Relations Officer
Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation

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