Temporary exhibition
February 24th, 2022 — January 8th, 2023

Favourites! Our Collections on Display

Dominique Boudrias / Pointe-à-Callière

Favourites! Our Collections on Display
February 24, 2022 to January 8, 2023

Discover Montréal, past and present

In 2022, we’re celebrating a dual anniversary: Montréal’s 380th and Pointe-à-Callière’s 30th! To mark the occasion, the exhibition Favourites! Our Collections on Display will feature a selection of 400 objects selected from among the thousands preserved in the Museum’s collection. A veritable journey through time exploring Montréal, from the past to the present day, that’s sure to stir up a few memories… and above all, a sense of wonder!

The history of Montréal told one object at a time…

Have you ever asked yourself what makes Montréal so different from other cities in the world?

Sports, the economy, culture, navigation… the exhibition uses thematic “boxes” to group together objects, furniture, books, maps, posters, and iconography that reveal the distinct cultural characteristics that make Montréal such a unique city!

Set against a thoroughly original backdrop, these objects from our collection are brought together in unexpected ways that paint a captivating portrait of Montréal’s daily life, past and present.

Spot iconic Montréal locations; meet its inhabitants; relive its milestone events; see the city develop along the St. Lawrence; watch its means of transportation evolve from horse-and-carriage to the REM; follow its economic expansion; walk into its big stores, general stores, and dépanneurs; immerse yourself in its cultural and festive effervescence, from cinemas to cabarets and nightclubs.

A wonderful opportunity to fall in love with Montréal… all over again!

What secrets are hidden within the collections at the Montréal Archaeology and History Complex?

Did you know that Pointe-à-Callière houses a collection of close to 8,000 objects, 1,729 photographs, 1,067 rare books, 135 works of art, and some 30,000 posters, prints, and postcards, in addition to managing thousands of artifacts? Acquired over the past thirty years, the objects in the collection bear witness to the evolution of Montréal and to the lifestyle of its inhabitants, down through the centuries.

With Favourites! Our Collections on Display, Pointe-à-Callière is for the very first time showcasing its young collection, whose documentary scope and significance form a vital legacy for future generations. Perhaps you’ll dig up a few favourites of your own…

Pointe-à-Callière, 30 years of history

The Museum is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2022! The exhibition Favourites! Our Collections on Display kicks off the festivities and sets the pace for the rest of the year. A very special program will be unveiled at the launch of the exhibition.

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