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To Understand and Interpret the World

Musées de la civilisation is a place of inquiry, study and documentation that seeks to understand and interpret the world. Its research activities make the institution a national reference – ongoing projects include publications, symposia, scientific committees, thematic research projects, object-based research and conservation at the  reserve and collections centre (CNCEC), audience research and evaluation, as well as studies in Quebec heritage.

Research activities at the Musées de la civilisation lead to long-term collaborations with various universities and museums, both nationally and internationally. These activities promote the sharing and exchange of knowledge between disciplines. Musées de la civilisation is also often invited to contribute to various research and exhibition projects in Québec and elsewhere, making its professionals very active in national and international networks.

As for all exhibitions, research at Musées de la civilisation follows the principles of a theme-based museology. Research activities include :