Memorandum on a Frozen Ark

Memorandum on a Frozen Ark
Memorandum on a Frozen Ark
Genre documentary
Presented by Nelson Davis
Brian Smyth
Country of origin  Canada
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
Producer(s) Bob Gardiner
Location(s) Ottawa
Running time 30 minutes
Original channel CBC Television
Original run 6 July 1970 – 17 August 1970

Memorandum on a Frozen Ark was a Canadian documentary television miniseries which explored the state of Canada's museums. It aired on CBC Television in 1970.



This Ottawa-produced series was concerned with the effects of a federal government decision to reallocate funds from its National Museums of Canada Corporation to the construction of the National Arts Centre. The first episode provided an explanation and rationale for museums. The following episodes explored the National Gallery of Canada, the Museum of Science and Technology, the Royal Ontario Museum, the Museum of Man, the Museum of Natural Sciences and the Canadian War Museum. Series hosts were Brian Smyth and Nelson Davis.[1]


This half-hour series was broadcast on Mondays at 10:30 p.m. (Eastern) from 6 July to 17 August 1970.


  1. ^ Corcelli, John (August 2005). "Memorandum on a Frozen Ark". Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved 7 May 2010. 

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