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Pointe-à-Callière, the Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History, will exclusively and for the very first time present the exhibition Samurai – The Prestigious Collection of Richard Béliveau. Well-known in Québec, not only is Richard Béliveau a university professor, researcher, author, speaker, and broadcaster, he is also a devotee of Japanese culture and a great collector of objects and artwork from Japan. For the very first time, Richard Béliveau has agreed to exhibit part of his vast collection. It is one of the most important collections in the world, both for its historical value and rarity, as well as in terms of the number and diversity of items it contains.
A world-exclusive presentation at Pointe-à-Callière, The Etruscans – An
Ancient Italian Civilization is an exhibition on one of the most
remarkable and renowned civilizations of Antiquity, which developed in
Italy, mainly in the region of Tuscany, over the course of nearly ten
centuries, from the 9th to the 1st century BCE. This exhibition will
allow visitors to explore and admire this people that figured
prominently in the evolution of humanity and of the Mediterranean
cultures, and which today still remains one of the most fascinating
civilizations of that era.
Starting on Saturday, January 7, and every Saturday and Sunday in January and February, Pointe-à-Callière, the Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History, is reducing the price of admission to the Museum by a percentage equal to the outdoor subzero temperature recorded that morning.
Over $180,000 was raised at the Pointe-à-Callière Foundation’s most
recent Major Donors Evening. The event, exceptionally held in the
Museum’s archaeological crypt, brought together patrons from the
business milieu, with Ms. Sophie Brochu, President and CEO of Gaz Métro,
acting as Honorary Chair.
Francine Lelièvre, Executive Director of Pointe-à-Callière, the Montréal
Museum of Archaeology and History, is pleased to announce the
appointment of Manon Blanchette to the position of Chief Operating
Officer. She will take up her post on January 31, 2012, and will be
responsible for overseeing the Museum’s operations.