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On May 17, Pointe-à-Callière, located at the birthplace of Montréal, celebrates its 20th anniversary on the same day that Montréal marks its 370th. The month of May will be overflowing with inspiring events surrounding both the Museum’s anniversary and that of the city!

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Montréal, April 10, 2012 – The public came out in great numbers to see the exclusive presentation of the Colours of India exhibition throughout its entire run at Pointe-à-Callière, the Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History. The exhibition, which offers a journey into a mosaic of landscapes, ethnicities, and beliefs, comes to an end on Sunday, April 22.

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The five symbols that best represent Montréal, as chosen by web users in a public survey conducted by Pointe-à-Callière on February 13, are Montréal’s outdoor staircases, the Olympic Stadium, the Canadiens hockey team, Old Montréal, and the Mount Royal Cross. These symbols were the top picks of thousands of web users who visited the Museum’s website and Facebook page to make their choices. This public opinion survey, which continues throughout the year and covers four different categories, is one of the 20 events the Museum is holding in 2012 as part of its 20th anniversary celebration.

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Pointe-à-Callière, is calling on Internet users to share their favourite things about Montréal. Starting on February 13, 2012, the public is being invited to help compile a list of the symbols that are most typical of Montréal. This public opinion survey is one of the 20 events the Museum is holding in 2012 as part of its 20th anniversary celebration.

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Pointe-à-Callière’s Port Symphonies are putting India in the spotlight this year with the highly-anticipated presence of Sandeep Bhagwati—a composer originally from Mumbai, India, now living in Montréal—who will present an original composition titled Rives et Dérives. For this unique outdoor concert, trains, tugboats, and boats moored in the Old Port for the winter will join other urban instruments to create an original piece of contemporary music of the most unusual kind.

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