from Apr 13 to Nov 5 2017


Québec and the World


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 Apr 13 to Nov 5 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

Québec and the World

50 Years of International Action

A working meeting between a representative of the Québec government and an American or Chinese political leader…
The signing of a cooperation agreement between Québec and Mexico…
A summit of all member countries of the Francophonie on economic issues…
A UNESCO gathering to prepare an international convention on education or culture…
Québec's contribution to gender equality in Haiti and Africa…

How do citizens benefit?

That's what visitors will find out in this exhibition marking the fiftieth anniversary of the Ministère.

A Musée de la civilisation and Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie coproduction.

The 1960s

The 1960s were the decade of the Quiet Revolution, Jean Lesage's "Maîtres chez nous" (masters in our own house), Expo 67, and General de Gaulle's "Vive le Québec libre!" (long live free Québec). Québec was broadening its horizons, making its mark on the international scene, and becoming an active participant in efforts to shape a better world. Against this backdrop, the government established the Ministère des Affaires intergouvernementales (today's MRIF) on April 14, 1967.

 

A key lever

Culture, research, education, the economy, the Francophonie, international cooperation, and the mobility of 18- to 35-year-olds make up the Ministère's areas of action. Québec has proven to be an invaluable source of innovation and creativity. Moreover, many artists, researchers, and entrepreneurs have benefited from the support of the Québec government to showcase their talent abroad.

The 1976 Summer Olympics, the Pope's visit in 1984, the Francophonie summits in 1987 and 2008, and the 2015 Paris Climate Conference are just a few of the events to which the Ministère has contributed its expertise.

 

First France, now the World!

Québec's initial collaborations in the 1960s were naturally with France. Partnerships quickly developed with other countries as well, including the United Kingdom, Belgium, Italy, Germany, and Spain. In the 2000s, Québec extended its activities to regions from Asia through Francophone Africa to the Middle East, forging new ties and strengthening existing relations with key international partners.

Thanks to its geographic proximity, the U.S. has long been a privileged economic partner: in 2015, it received 72 per cent of Québec's exports. And that's not counting Hydro-Québec's electricity sales to the American market! In recent years, exchanges with the U.S. have centered on environmental issues – just think of the shared border represented by the St. Lawrence River and the Great Lakes!

In today's world, challenges are global in scope, and solidarity with emerging countries is more important than ever.

What a list of achievements in fifty years!