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Montreal, April 2012 - Volume 6, Number 4
Exhibition
Samurai – The Prestigious Collection of Richard Béliveau
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A very well known public personality in Québec, Richard Béliveau, has agreed to exhibit part of his vast collection of samurai armours and Japanese works of art. This 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. Starting May 17, the public will be able to explore Samurai – The Prestigious Collection of Richard Béliveau. An invitation to enter the fascinating world of the samurai, aesthetes and warriors who ruled Japan for over 700 years.

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The Founding of Montréal
An anniversary for Montréal… and for Pointe-à-Callière
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On May 17, 2012, Pointe-à-Callière will celebrate its 20th anniversary, as Montréal marks its 370th. Several events are planned to highlight these two important anniversaries. It will also be an occasion to thank the Museum's ever-growing number of visitors. Starting on May 17, the Museum is offering free admission to its permanent exhibitions, Where Montréal Was Born and Montréal Love Stories, for all Montrealers (individual and independent visits only, upon proof of residency; not valid for groups). Also, those who are 20 years old in 2012 can visit the Museum for free on May 18, 19, and 20.

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Event
Montréal, City of History
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Starting on May 1st, 35 museums and organizations are taking part in Montréal, City of History, an event that for the first time brings together under one banner a special program of activities highlighting Montréal history all through 2012, the 370th anniversary of the city's founding. Over 60 activities will be held until December 31. The event, initiated by Pointe-à-Callière and presented with Montréal History Museums, will allow the public to discover and explore a castle, a fortified arms depot, a canal, a port, military buildings, middle-class homes and farmhouses, a former public bathhouse, mills, and religious buildings, and to meet characters who made history and left their mark on it.

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Boutique en ligne
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Coming in May: a thematic section inspired by the exhibition Samurai – The Prestigious Collection of Richard Béliveau. In addition to a book complementing the exhibition, and other publications on these legendary mythical warriors, there are a number of speciality teas and other Japanese products available at the Gift Shop.
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Location de salles
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The new Mariners House pavilion will have all-new spaces for rent this fall, including the Montréal 360° Space, a room on the roof of the building, offering an unobstructed view of Old Montréal, the St. Lawrence River, and the Old Port. A must-see!
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20th Anniversary of the Museum
Now for a Dow! The History of a Local Brewery
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The very mention of the name Dow brings forth memories of important moments in Québec history. After all, Dow was the best-selling beer in Québec for several decades! Now for a Dow! The History of a Local Brewery, presented by the École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) and produced by Pointe-à-Callière, opens on May 10 in the INGO Innovation Center, the Dow complex's former brewing tower. This exhibition explores the history of a Québec company that was at the heart of economic life in southwest Montréal and part of Québec history for close to 150 years. The exhibition is being presented on the ground floor at 355 Peel Street, in Montréal.

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Top Picks
Montréal Faves: Montréal – see it!
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As part of the Montréal Faves: Your Top Picks contest, Pointe-à-Callière is now setting its sights on the films that have best showcased Montréal. Web users must make a selection of five films out of a list of 33—including Jésus de Montréal (Jesus of Montreal) by Denys Arcand, Un crabe dans la tête (Soft Shell Man) by André Turpin, and Un zoo la nuit (Night Zoo) by Jean-Claude Lauzon. The list of films was compiled in collaboration with Mediafilm, a press agency specializing in film, and the Cinémathèque québécoise. This public opinion poll is part of the 20 events being held in 2012 to celebrate the Museum's 20th anniversary. Participants have a chance to win several prizes.

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Pointe-à-Callière Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History 350 Place Royale
Old Montréal (Québec)
H2Y 3Y5
Telephone: 514 872-9150
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