For immediate release
Virtual reality, multimedia installations and video games: lots to see and do at the Museum for Nuit Blanche!
Montréal, February 28, 2017 – In keeping with the theme of this year’s Nuit Blanche, marking the 50th anniversary of Expo ’67, Pointe-à-Callière, the Montréal Archaeology and History Complex, is hosting a wonderfully entertaining evening with the spotlight on technology!
Visitors can tour the Hello, Montréal!, Bell's Historical Collections exhibition, enjoy an immersive virtual reality experience presented especially – in fact, exclusively – for Nuit Blanche, and of course check out our permanent exhibitions, parts of which have recently been renewed. Admission to the Museum will be free from 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, until 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 5.
Hello, Montréal! Bell's Historical Collections
Pointe-à-Callière drew on Bell’s vast private collections to produce Hello, Montréal! Bell's Historical Collections, a light-hearted look at the telephone’s technological and sociological influence. Over 250 objects, photos, documents, musical excerpts and archival films salute the fascinating history of Alexander Graham Bell’s invention. The exhibition includes six interactive stations, including one where visitors can see whether they have what it takes to work as a telephone operator.
Experience virtual reality
As part of the Hello, Montréal! Bell's Historical Collections exhibition, Pointe-à-Callière is giving visitors a chance to enjoy a virtual reality experience, thanks to a variety of exceptional 360° films taking the audience right to the heart of the action, all offered by Bell. Four virtual reality stations will be accessible, exclusively during Nuit Blanche.
Technology takes us back to the days of New France!
As recently announced, we are renewing part of the Museum’s permanent exhibitions. Night owls will get an opportunity to step back in time to the 17th to 19th centuries, with Building Montréal, a new multimedia installation that brings the remains in the archaeological crypt of the Museum to life and explains their significance.
1701, The Great Peace of Montréal
In the 1701, The Great Peace of Montréal exhibition, a new multimedia show describes the events leading to a unique event with decisive results for the history of Montréal and international diplomacy: the signing of the Great Peace of Montréal treaty.
Historical video games!
How would you fare as a 17th-century fur trader or an 18th-century firefighter? What sort of jobs do you think Montrealers did in the 19th century? Test your skills and knowledge with our three new interactive games, downstairs in the remains. Fascinating challenges for all ages!
Pointe-à-Callière is subsidized by the City of Montréal.
Source: Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Archaeology and History Complex
Information: Marilyne Levesque
Director of Communications and Marketing