Pointe-à-Callière News
February 20th, 2020

Pointe-à-Callière's expertise travels the world

Pointe-à-Callière's expertise travels the world
“Queen Nefertari: Eternal Egypt” exhibition, on view November 15, 2019 - March 29, 2O2O at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, MO.
©2O19 The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Photo: Dana Anderson

Every year, Pointe-à-Callière produces temporary exhibitions that explore major historical or archeological subjects and presents exceptional and unique pieces of world heritage to the Montréal public.

With its bold approach, the Pointe-à-Callière team imagines and creates original exhibitions. Since 1992, the Museum's team has built a solid reputation for its quality work and creativity when it comes to both exhibition topics and their museographic representation. On the strength of this expertise, several Pointe-à-Callière exhibitions have travelled to other North American museums, with European destinations also on the horizon.

The Queens of Egypt exhibition, presented in Montréal in 2018, the most popular exhibition in the Museum's history with over 316,000 visitors, embarked on a North American tour in 2019. After a run at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, D.C., it is now on display at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City until March 2020. The exhibition will be back in Canada from May to October 2020, when it will be hosted by the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau. As the final stop of the tour, this will be the last opportunity for the North American public to take in these exceptional pieces.

The exhibition Dinner is served! The Story of French Cuisine, a great success in Montréal last summer, has been invited to show its wares at major French institutions! The exhibition will be presented at Sèvres – Cité de la céramique in fall 2020. Other French institutions have also expressed great interest in presenting this exhibition, which means it will embark on a true bon voyage on the other side of the Atlantic!

Finally, Fragments of Humanity, presented at Pointe-à-Callière in 2017 and the first major exhibition entirely devoted to Quebec archaeology, went on a Quebec and Canadian tour to Melocheville, Sherbrooke, Saint John, Gatineau and all the way to Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, where it is currently at La Pulperie de Chicoutimi regional museum. This exhibition's tour until 2021 will include a stop in Timmins, Ontario.

The Museum is proud to help raise Montréal's profile in Canada and abroad by sharing its expertise and achievements.