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Travelling Exhibit: Enterprises of the Human Spirit

In 1971, German-Canadian scientist Gerhard Herzberg received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his contributions to molecular spectroscopy. A passionate and outspoken scientist, Herzberg believed strongly in collaboration and worked to build support networks within the scientific community. 

1971 also marked the inauguration of a new collaborative effort: the German-Canadian Science and Technology Cooperation Agreement (S&T Agreement). The agreement fosters and encourages scientists and researchers from the two nations to work together to innovate and develop cutting-edge technologies across a variety of disciplines.

The exhibition contains a total of 10 portable pop-up banners, 2 curved single-sided banners (2.9m x 2.2m) and 8 linear double-sided banners (0.9m x 2.2m). The exhibit will require approximately 205m2 (675ft2), which includes about 2ft (0.5m) between panels to allow for guests to move comfortably through the space.  

Several institutions will host the exhibition, many of which have close connections to Gerhard Herzberg or the Germany-Canada Science and Technology Cooperation Agreement. These host institutions include the University of Saskatchewan, McGill University, Dalhousie University, McMaster University and the University of Waterloo. 

For more information regarding the exhibition, please contact:

Briahna Bernard, Exhibition Coordinator 
bbernard@canhist.ca