Wesley A. Wenhardt

Canadian Museum of Civilization

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Canadian Museum of Civilization

Manager of Theatres
and Tourism Marketing

Ottawa/Hull, Ontario
1989 — 1994

The Canadian Museum of Civilization in the capital is the top tourism attraction in Canada: the $340 million museum (300,000 sq ft) opened in 1989, with the main goal to celebrate the civilizations of the world.

Responsible for the launch, marketing and operation of $30 million in new construction and furnishings of a cultural arts complex containing the world’s first convertible Imax Dome, HD, 290-seat film theatre and a 500-seat performing arts theatre.

Organized and hosted IMAX conference attended by over 470 delegates from 15 countries. Involved in IMAX film production, staging and hosting world premiers of The Civilization Series: The First Emperor of China, Mystery of the Maya and Titanica.