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Francine Lelièvre, the Executive Director of Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal’s archaeology and history museum, is the recipient of the 2013 Career Award from the Société des musées québécois (SMQ). She received the honour at the SMQ’s annual congress in Québec City on October 9, 2013, acknowledging her exceptional contribution to museology, management, conservation, presentation, education, and to the showcasing of Québec’s historical and archaeological heritage.

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When the Mariners’ House was in the process of being refurbished as part of Pointe-à-Callière’s expansion project, the Museum’s teams were surprised to find a time capsule that had been buried when the building was originally constructed, in 1953. Continuing the tradition, Pointe-à-Callière created a new stainless steel box engraved with the name La Mémoire du temps (The Memory of Time), which was filled with items relating to the newly refurbished building, inaugurated in 2013. A brief ceremony to mark its burying took place today, September 26, in the presence of the boards of directors of both Pointe-à-Callière and its Foundation.

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The public came out in great numbers over the course of The Tea Roads exhibition, which is coming to an end very soon, on Sunday, September 29. The Tea Roads, an exhibition produced by Pointe-à-Callière through a partnership with the Musée national des arts asiatiques Guimet in Paris and in collaboration with some twenty lenders, is a journey along the vertiginous roads of the ancient tea routes, a journey spanning centuries and continents, and culminating in our hectic modern lives.

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Almost 50 years after The Beatles made history with their only two shows in Montréal on September 8, 1964, Pointe-à-Callière is marking the historic date with a free musical performance by the group Replay The Beatles, this coming Sunday, September 8. The Beatles also live on this fall in talks presented by two Fab Four specialists, singer-songwriter Gilles Valiquette and journalist and music critic Sylvain Cormier.

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A team of archaeologists working for Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Archaeology and History Complex, is busy digging up Place D’Youville Ouest, in Old Montréal, seeking the remains of the Parliament of the United Province of Canada and St. Ann’s Market and shedding light on a significant period in Montréal history. A look back on the history of this site.

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