Video games first appeared on the scene in the early 70s. Still a relatively new medium, they have evolved and improved continuously to become a major cultural industry today. The history of video games is also the history of graphic and industrial design as reflected in console styling, fan magazines, and packaging and advertising. The exhibition creates authentic period ambiances using a variety of visual supports including objects associated with the games themselves.
Adapted by Musée de la civilisation based on an exhibition by Réunion des musées nationaux – Grand Palais in collaboration with Musée des Arts asiatiques Guimet and Association MO5.COM.
An exhibition on tourism in Québec featuring posters and ads from the collections of Bibliothèque et Archives nationales and Musée de la Civilisation.
In partnership with Bibliothèque et Archives nationales (BANQ).
The past is in front of us, the future is behind: the challenge is now. The Maori let the past guide the present and the future embrace the past. They seek to control their world and its resources as stakeholders in their own future. Sovereignty, autonomy, and independence are therefore at the heart of their plans.
This exhibition celebrates the Maori culture by presenting invaluable ancestral treasures, contemporary objects, and works of art. These objects (155) reflect the essence, courage, dignity, and aspirations of the Maori people in a setting that combines the ancient and the contemporary. The exhibition explores three major themes: Whakapapa (ties that bind), Mana (way of being), and Kaitiakitanga (caring and protecting).
Produced by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Fabulous treasures featured in the book Objets de référence will highlight the richness and diversity of the Museum’s Québec collection. A reading built around three main themes: structure and power, dialogue and communications, and innovation and creation.
With 28 plays, 22 novels, 4 collections of autobiographical narratives, 1 short story collection, 7 movie and television scripts, 39 translations or adaptations of foreign-language works, 1 opera libretto, 2 musicals, and the words to a dozen songs under his belt, Michel Tremblay is nothing if not prolific.
His work is also an inspiration! Musée de la civilisation pays tribute to this great Québec playwright and author by exploring The World of Michel Tremblay in a major multimedia installation. It will run at the Museum from March 14, 2012, to August 18, 2013.
Created by Musée de la civilisation and presented by Loto-Québec with the collaboration of Radio-Canada and Télé-Québec. Alcoa is a partner in all Museum programming. This exhibition is part of the events commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of Ministère des Affaires culturelles, today’s Ministère de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition féminine.
From New France to the present day, trace the history of Québec, both great and small. Come and immerse yourself in the ups and downs, the successes and setbacks, intense heat and extreme cold of a history that belongs to all those who have lived in and built Québec. This exhibition provides a fresh view of Québec’s history and a novel approach that offers a different perspective on events.
With the special collaboration of the National Film Board of Canada.
What do you know about the history and culture of the 87,000 Natives who live in Québec today? Discover their story, their way of life, and their perspective on the world.
Produced in collaboration with the Canadian Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Heritage Canada, the Secrétariat aux affaires autochtones du Québec, the ministère des Ressources naturelles and the ministère des Régions du Québec.
As you explore the museum, you will also discover many smaller exhibitions featuring items from our collections as well as works from Québec and around the world.