La Capitale Insurance and Financial Group presents
from Oct 13 2016 to Apr 2 2017


The Library at Night


Exhibition - Musée de la civilisation

- Location -

Musée de la civilisation

85, rue Dalhousie
Quebec City (Québec) G1K 8R2
T. 418 643-2158
Toll-free 1 866 710-8031

Directions

Musée de la civilisation

Musée de la civilisation

85, rue Dalhousie
Quebec City (Québec) G1K 8R2
T. 418 643-2158
Toll-free 1 866 710-8031

Directions

- Date -

from Oct 13 2016 to Apr 2 2017

- Fees -

Admission Fees

Adults (31+)$16
18 to 30 $10
12 to $5
11 and under$0
Families$36

MembersFree

Adults (31+)$22
18 to 30 $15
12 to $7
11 and under$0
Families$45

MembersFree

view rates

Adults (31+)$16
18 to 30 $10
12 to $5
11 and under$0
Families$36

MembersFree

Adults (31+)$22
18 to 30 $15
12 to $7
11 and under$0
Families$45

MembersFree

Photo : Stéphane Bourgeois

Alberto Manguel | Robert Lepage | Ex Machina

The Library at Night

Presented by  :

In a world created by Robert Lepage and inspired by Alberto Manguel's namesake masterpiece, take an immersive journey through time and space.

This exhibition was designed by Ex Machina to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Grande Bibliothèque, based on an original idea by Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec.

IMPORTANT NOTICE : Mandatory tickets. Ages 14 and up.

Tickets are available on the same day at the reception desk of the Musée, on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations.

These tickets are free once you've paid your entry fee to the Musée.

Limited access

Because The Library at Night experience uses virtual reality headgear, the number of people per tour is limited. At least 10 tours per day are available. They run on the half hour.

Ages 14 and up.

 

An immersive 360° video experience

If, as Manguel writes, "the library in the morning suggests an echo of the severe and reasonably wishful order of the world, the library at night seems to rejoice in the world's essential, joyful muddle."

Upon entering the exhibition, visitors step into a recreation of Manguel's own library. They then move to an immersive forest landscape that provides a sharp contrast to the rigorous order usually associated with temples of knowledge.

Ten libraries virtually open their doors to visitors:

  • the Admont Abbey Library(Admont, Austria)
  • the Library of Alexandria (Alexandria, Egypt)
  • the Library of Congress (Washington DC, USA)
  • the Megabiblioteca José Vasconcelos (Mexico City, Mexico)
  • the National Academic Library of Sarajevo (Sarajevo, Bosnia)
  • the library of the Nautilus submarine (based on Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne)
  • the Library of Parliament (Ottawa, Canada)
  • the Sainte-Geneviève Library (Paris, France)
  • the library of Hase-dera temple (Kamakura, Japan)
  • the Copenhagen University Library (Copenhagen, Danemark)

 

As a complement to the exhibition

In an area adjoining the exhibition, take a real-life tour of another, eleventh library wonder, which presents rare and ancient books from the extraordinary Séminaire de Québec collection, including the original edition of The Birds of America by John James Audubon and European incunables.