January, 2023

2023 New Cultural Season

©Museo Egizio


Two International Exhibitions at Pointe-à-Callière in 2023

Montréal, January 12, 2023 – Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal’s Archaeology and History Complex, is inviting the public to take a journey—without having to travel far at all—throughout 2023.

This winter, destination: the world! Until March 12, 2023, the exhibition Headdresses from Around the World, The Antoine de Galbert Collection introduces visitors to over 200 different peoples from Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas by focusing on an object that is common to all of humanity: headwear. In the springtime, we head to the banks of the Nile for a look at a civilization that is as ancient as it is fascinating in the exhibition Splendours of Egypt. Three Millennia on the Nile, opening on April 20, 2023.

Also, building on its resounding success, Favourites! Our Collections on Display will remain on display—extended until January 7, 2024—, giving those who have not yet seen it an opportunity to come explore this exhibition that paints a unique and moving portrait of Montréal.

New Exhibition

Egypt. Three Millenia on the Nile

April 20 to October 15, 2023

In the spring, Pointe-à-Callière will present a large-scale exhibition on Ancient Egypt—a North American exclusive—featuring over 320 objects from the collection of the Museo Egizio in Turin (Italy), one of the largest collections in the world! Covering 3,000 years of history, from the very beginning to the Roman conquest, the exhibition will take an up-to-date look at Ancient Egyptian civilization, putting a human face on the age-old, strongly hierarchical society, whose backbone was formed by the majestic Nile River.

Fishermen, artisans, farmers, scribes, priests, and pharaohs… the exhibition will shine a light on the way in which Egyptian society and power was organized, as well as on the central role that common people played in the emergence of this remarkable, extraordinarily long-lasting civilization. Work tools, everyday items, and jewelry will be shown alongside monumental sculptures and statues, sarcophagi, stelae, and mummies displayed throughout the immersive exhibition, both grandiose and poetic!

An exhibition produced by Pointe-à-Callière, in collaboration with the Museo Egizio.

Visuels presse

Not to be missed this winter

Headdresses from Around the World, The Antoine de Galbert Collection 

Until March 12, 2023

Headdresses from Around the World, The Antoine de Galbert Collection showcases headwear in all its forms... extravagant, colourful, and surprising! Gathered in Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas by passionate French collector and philanthropist Antoine de Galbert, some 300 remarkably beautiful hats and pieces of headwear have been brought together for this exhibition—truly a sight to be seen!

Hats, diadems, bonnets, helmets, crowns, turbans… these accessories, both utilitarian and symbolic, bear witness to the history, customs, know-how, and creativity of close to 200 peoples from around the globe. At the crossroads of history, geography, and ethnology, the exhibition is a window onto the world’s incredible cultural diversity!

An exhibition by Pointe-à-Callière, based on an original concept by the Musée des Confluences in Lyon (France).

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Favourites! Our Collections on Display 

Extended until January 7, 2024

A true popular success, Favourites! Our Collections on Display is being extended for a year. Opened since February 24, 2022, starting of Pointe-à-Callière’s 30th anniversary festivities, the exhibition showcases 400 key objects from its ethnohistorical collection.

Milestone events, transportation, telecommunications, navigation, the economy, sports, and culture... the exhibition paints a moving portrait of Montréal life. Set against a theatrical backdrop, furniture, clothing, jewelry, toys, tools, books, maps, posters, and iconography have literally been taken out of the storehouse to form a rich mosaic. True witnesses to the city’s history and that of its inhabitants, these objects show us what makes Montréal such a unique city.

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Become a Member!

Just $30 lets you experience all the Museum’s exhibitions for one whole year! In 2023, Pointe-à-Callière is making its individual Memberships available at the price of $30 (just $4 more than the price of a single admission ticket), with family Memberships available for $60 (providing access for up to 5 people). Becoming a Member means enjoying unlimited access to the Museum, along with a host of other benefits!

This special price was introduced as part of the Museum’s 30th anniversary and will remain in effect throughout 2023—now highlighting the 30th anniversary of the Museum’s Foundation. Created in 1993, the Pointe-à-Callière Foundation actively supports the Museum’s large-scale projects and outreach activities in the Montréal community.

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About Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Archaeology and History Complex

Inaugurated in 1992, on the city’s 350th anniversary, Pointe-à-Callière is today the largest archaeology museum in Canada and the busiest history museum in Montréal. Rising above a concentrated number of historic and archaeological sites of national significance—including the birthplace of Montréal—, the Museum has a mission to preserve its collections and to further knowledge, while showcasing and fostering an appreciation for Montréal’s archaeological and historical heritage. This mission is carried out through various activities focused on conservation, research, presentation, education, and inclusion, along with community initiatives benefiting both Montrealers and visitors to the city.

Pointe-à-Callière, proud partner of the City of Montréal.



Nora Charifi Communications Project Manager, Pointe-à-Callière

Tel: 514 872-2687 / [email protected]