Awards and Distinctions

Since it opened, Pointe-à-Callière has received over fifty prestigious national and international awards, not to mention the personal distinctions presented to the Museum staff and Executive Director.

Museography
  • Premio Venezia award of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada for The Etruscans - An Ancient Italian Civilization, 2013
  • Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH), U.S.A. for the Pirates, Privateers, and Freebooters exhibition, 2010
  • Honourable Mention, National Association of Museum Exhibition (NAME), U.S.A., for France, Nouvelle-France, in the Exhibition-Education category, 2009
  • Léonidas-Bélanger Award from the Fédération des sociétés d'histoires du Québec, for the exhibition St. Lawrence Iroquoians, Corn People, realization category, 2007
  • Award of Excellence from the Société des musées québécois, for the Japan exhibition, 2007
  • Honourable Mention, National Association for Museum Exhibition (NAME), United States, Committee on Education of the American Association of Museums (AMM), for the Montréal Love Stories - The cultural connection exhibition, in the Exhibition-Education category, 2006
  • Second Prize from the American Association of Museums, for the posters of the Oceania exhibition (series of 2), in the Posters category, 2005
  • Award for Outstanding Achievement from the Canadian Museums Association, for the Archaeology and the Bible - From King David to the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibition, in the Exhibitions category, 2004
  • Award for Outstanding Achievement from the Canadian Museums Association, for the Market Day, 1750 exhibition, in the Multimedia category, 2004
  • Coup d'Éclat ! award from Festivals et événements Québec and the Société des attractions touristiques du Québec, for Archaeology and the Bible - From King David to the Dead Sea Scrolls, in the Original programming category, 2003
  • Artistic creation award from the Conseil des arts et lettres du Québec, at the 21st Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois, for Saint-Laurent Boulevard: A Surrealistic Digital Opera in Three Acts, directed by Jérôme Labrecque, in the Best art and experimental work of the year category, 2003
  • Award of Excellence in Heritage Interpretation from the Association québécoise d'interprétation du patrimoine, for the exceptional quality of all the programming for the events commemorating the Great Peace of Montréal 1701-2001, 2002
  • Honourable mention from the Canadian Museums Association, for 1701-2001 The Great Peace of Montréal, in the Exhibition category, 2002
  • Award of Excellence from the Société des musées québécois, for the 1690 The Siege of Québec...The Story of a Sunken Ship exhibition, 2001
  • Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH), for the 1690 The Siege of Québec... The story of a Sunken Ship exhibition, 2001
  • Flambeau d'Excellence award at the Gala de reconnaissance communautaire (GRC), for the Africa Musica! exhibition, 2001
  • Honourable Mention from the Canadian Museums Association, for the Bannock, Baguette, Bagel exhibition, 1998
  • Award of Excellence from the Société des musées québécois, Pratt and Whitney event, for the exhibition Layers and Layers of History, displaying the archaeological remains, 1993
Architecture
  • Certificate of distinction from the Conseil des monuments et sites historiques du Québec, for the Pumping Station project, in recognition of the remarkable restoration of this piece of Montréal's built heritage, 2003
  • Special Mention from the Ordre des architectes du Québec, in the Conservation and Reconversion category, for the Youville Pumping Station, 2000
  • Honourable Mention from the Canadian Museums Association, for the conservation and development of the Youville Pumping Station, 2000
  • Governor General's Medal for Architecture, to Dan S. Hanganu/Provencher Roy architects; medal presented to Pointe-à-Callière, 1994
  • Grand Prize for Excellence from the Ordre des architectes du Québec, awarded to Dan S. Hanganu/Provencher Roy, architects, for the Éperon building and the crypt at Pointe-à-Callière, 1993
  • Orange Award from Sauvons Montreal, for the architecture of the Éperon building and its integration into the urban environment, 1992
  • Certificate of Excellence from Event Graphic Design, for the Ancienne-Douane building, in the Environmental Design category, 1992
Archaeology and history
  • Award of excellence from the Canadian Museums Association, for La préservation d'un ensemble de pilots - Un vestige de l'ancien édifice de la Royal Insurance Company, in the Preservation category, 2009
  • Award of excellence from the Canadian Museums Association, for Des découvertes scientifiques significatives sur le fort de Ville-Maire, lieu de fondation de Montréal on the site of Fort Ville-Marie and Callière's residence, in the Research category, 2008
  • Archaeological Institute of America (AIA), United States, Conservation and Heritage Management Award, for the conservation of archaeological sites and collections of artefacts, 2007
  • Award for Outstanding Achievement from the Canadian Museums Association, for Pointe-à-Callière's Archaeological Field School on the site of Fort Ville-Marie and Callière's residence, in the Research category, 2003
  • Certificate of Commendation from the American Association for State and Local History, for the quality of work conserving the remains of Montréal's first Catholic cemetery, 2001
  • Certificate of Merit in Regional History from the Canadian Historical Association, for the vivid and original way in which the Museum links the Pointe-à-Callière site to the origins of Montréal, 1993
Cultural, educational and community activities
  • Coup d'Éclat, award from Festivals et événements Québec and the Société des attractions touristiques du Québec, for Marché public dans l'ambiance du 18e siècle in the Original programming category, 2008
  • Award for outstanding achievement from the Canadian Museums Association, for the Peace Ambassadors program, as part of activities to commemorate the Great Peace of Montréal 1701-2001, in the Education Programming category, 2002
  • Équinoxe award from the Société des relationnistes du Québec, for the quality of public relations surrounding the commemoration of the 300th anniversary of the Great Peace of Montréal 1701-2001, in the Special Events category, 2002
  • Attraction Canada Award for the 18th-Century Public Market, provincial and national winner in the Best Cultural Event category, 2002
  • Jacques-Couture award, Prix québécois de la citoyenneté, for the 1701-2001 Great Peace of Montréal, awarded jointly to Pointe-à-Callière and Land InSights, Community organizations category, for promoting intercultural harmony, 2001
  • La touche magique award from the Société des Fêtes et Festivals du Québec and the Société des Attractions touristiques du Québec, for the Nighttime Tour, in the Original Programming category, 1998
  • La touche magique award from the Société  des Fêtes et Festivals du Québec  and the Société des Attractions touristiques du Québec, for the Port Symphonies event, in the Original Programming category, 1996
  • La touche magique award from the Société des Fêtes et Festivals du Québec and the Société des Attractions touristiques du Québec, for the 18th-Century Public Market event, in the Original Programming category, 1994
New technology and multimedia
  • Gold Web'Art Award ICOM-AVICOM from the International Audiovisual Festival on Museums and Heritage (FIAMP), for Yours Truly, Montréal, category website, 2012
  • Léonidas-Bélanger Award from the Fédération des sociétés d’histoires du Québec, for the multimedia Yours Truly, Montréal, in the realization category, 2011
  • Award of excellence in heritage interpretation from the Association québécoise d'interprétation du patrimoine, for the S.O.S. History interactive game, 2005
  • Honourable Mention, from the Media and Technology Standing Professional Committee of the American Association of Museums, for the Market Day, 1750 exhibition, in the Educational/interpretative category, 2004
  • Award of excellence from the Association québécoise en interprétation du patrimoine, for the Archaeological Detective CD-ROM, 1996
  • Special mention by the international jury during the Golden CD-ROM competition at the 1995 International Multimedia Market in Paris, for the Archaeological Detective CD-ROM, in the Educational Games category,1995
  • Silver pixel, from the Golden Pixel competition - Omer De Serres, for the Archaeological Detective CD-ROM, in the Interactive Corporate Presentation category, 1995
Communications and graphic design
  • Honourable mention from the Muse Awards de l'American Association of Museums (AAM), U.S.A., Publications Design Competition, Colours of India exhibition, in the Posters category, 2012
  • Honourable mention from the Muse Awards de l'American Association of Museums (AAM), U.S.A., Publications Design Competition, Easter Island, an Epic Voyage exhibition, in the Posters category, 2011
  • Honourable mention from the Muse Awards de l'American Association of Museums (AAM), U.S.A., Publications Design Competition, Pirates, Privateers, and Freebooters exhibition, invitation category, 2010
  • Coup d'Éclat, award from Festivals et événements Québec and the Société des attractions touristiques du Québec, for the posters for the A Cultural Feast, in the Promotional poster category, 2008
  • Award of excellence from the Canadian Museums Association, for the 15e years of historic encounter, in the Marketing, category, 2008
  • Coup d'Éclat award from Festivals et Événements Québec and the Société des attractions touristiques du Québec, for the posters for the Cultural Rendez-vous and Port Symphonies, in the Promotional poster category, 2005
  • Michel Cartier award, from the Grands Prix du Patrimoine d'expression du Québec, presented for the special section on public markets produced in collaboration with Le Devoir newspaper to promote Pointe-à-Callière's 18th-Century Public Market, in the Multimedia communication in action category, 2004
  • Grand Prix LuxQuébec, for the illustrations by Bruce Roberts in the Africa Musica! book, Illustration/cultural event category, 2001
  • Coup d'Éclat award from Festivals et Événements Québec and the Société des attractions touristiques du Québec, for the Port Symphonies, the exhibition, the Nighttime Tour, the 18th-Century Public Marketplace, and the Great Peace of Montréal 1701-2001, in the Product development category, 2001
  • Grand prix Graphika, for Pointe-à-Callière's Port Symphonies, in the Poster category, 2000
  • Gutenberg Award for the graphic quality and printing of the Friends for the Year 2000 folder, 2000
  • Michel Cartier award, from the Grands Prix du Patrimoine d’expression du Québec, as part of the Grands Prix du Patrimoine d'expression du Québec competition, for the 18th-Century Public Market, in the Promotion category, 2000
  • La touche magique award from Festivals et Événements Québec and the Société des attractions touristiques du Québec, for the Nighttime Tour, in the Original Poster category, 1998
  • Certificate for excellence in graphic design in Québec, 1996
  • Knowledge award for graphics awarded by the European magazine L'ordinateur individuel, for the Archaeological Detective CD-ROM, 1995
  • Gold medal awarded by the International Gallery of Superb Printing for the publication Pointe-à-Callière, musée d'archéologie et d'histoire de Montréal, 1995
  • Coup d'Éclat award from the Société des attractions touristiques du Québec, for the Port Symphonies, in the Printed materials category, 1995
  • La touche magique award from Festivals et Événements Québec and the Société des attractions touristiques du Québec, for the Port Symphonies, in the Poster category, 1995
  • Golden Pixel award, 2nd Bell jury prize, for Si Pointe-à-Callière m'était conté..., 1994
Tourism
  • Grand prix du tourisme québécois, overall Quebec Gold winner, for its entire program of Pirates, Privateers, and Freebooters exhibition, in the Tourist Attraction ­ 100,000 or more visitors category, 2010
  • Prix Ulysse, de Tourisme Montréal, regional winner, for its entire program of Pirates, Privateers, and Freebooters exhibition, in the Tourist Attraction ­ 100,000 or more visitors category, 2010
  • Certificat d’excellence en géotourisme, from Conseil géotourisme Montréal and National Geographic Society, for Pointe-à-Callière, musée d’archéologie et d’histoire de Montréal, 2009
  • Grand prix du tourisme québécois, overall Quebec Silver winner, for its entire program of the 15e years of historic encounters, in the Public Enterprise - 100,000 or more visitors category, 2008
  • Ulysses Award from Tourisme Montréal, regional winner in the Grands prix du tourisme québécois, for the 15e years of historic encounters, in the Public Enterprise - 100,000 or more visitors category, 2008
  • Ulysses Award from Tourisme Montréal, regional winner in the Grands prix du tourisme québécois, in the technology in Tourism category, for the interactive game Building Montréal, 2007
  • Grand Prix du tourisme québécois, overall Quebec Bronze winner, for its entire program, in the Tourist Attractions - 100,000 or more visitors category, 2006
  • Grand Prix du tourisme québécois, overall Quebec winner, for the Archaeology and the Bible – From King David to the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibition, in the Tourist Attraction category, 2004
  • Ulysses Award from Tourisme Montréal, for the Archaeology and the Bible – From King David to the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibition, regional winner in the Grands prix du tourisme québécois, in the Tourist Attraction category, 2004
  • Ulysses Award from Tourisme Montréal, regional winner in the Grands prix du tourisme québécois, in the Public Enterprise category, 2004
  • Ulysses Award from the Greater Montréal Convention and Tourism Bureau, for the Museum's tourism excellence and its remarkable contribution to tourism development in Greater Montréal, 1996
  • Grands Prix du tourisme québécois, awarded by the Québec Department of Industry, Trade, Science and Technology, in the Public Enterprise category, 1994
  • Ulysses Award from the Greater Montréal Convention and Tourism Bureau, for the Museum's tourism excellence and its remarkable contribution to tourism development in the Greater Montréal region, 1993
Publications
  • Award of Excellence from the Canadian Museums Association, for the publication The St. Lawrence Iroquoiens, in the Publications category, 2008
  • Publication Award from the Société des musées québécois, for the St. Lawrence Iroquoians, Corn People, 2006