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During the month of December, young and old alike are invited to come meet St. Nicholas, Lucy, Befana, and Santa Claus at Pointe-à-Callière, the Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History. While visiting the archaeological remains, children will meet these four Christmas characters who will explain how the holidays are celebrated in their homelands.
Par Hélène Capodano-Cordonnier, Adjointe au Conservateur du Musée départemental des Arts asiatiques de Nice. Propos recueillis à Paris en juillet 2011
With its exclusive presentation of Colours of India, Pointe-à-Callière, the Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History, offers a voyage into a mosaic of landscapes, ethnicities, and beliefs that have shaped Indian life, artistic expression, and culture. Through this exhibition—which coincides with the Year of India in Canada—Pointe-à-Callière is seeking to convey the importance of India’s cultural and religious heritage.
The archaeological digs in Place D’Youville Ouest, in Old Montréal, have now been completed for this year, and Pointe-à-Callière is pleased to announce the results of the 2011 dig campaign. At the same time, the Museum is delighted to unveil a fascinating and unique donation: the Royal coat of arms that hung in the first permanent Parliament of the “United Province of Canada,” also known as United Canada.
Watch a short film on the archaeological digs on Place D'Youville, on the site of St. Ann’s Market, later the home of the Parliament of the United Province of Canada.