Musée McCord Stewart Museum

THE McCORD STEWART MUSEUM A fixture in the heart of the city for over 100 years, the McCord Stewart Museum sheds light on life in Montreal, both past and present. It bears witness to the history, vitality, creativity and diversity of the communities that make up the city. In keeping with its commitment to decolonization and sustainable development, it creates exhibitions and educational, cultural and community-engagement activities that look at social history and contemporary issues through a critical and inclusive lens.The Museum’s Archives, Documentary Art, Dress, Fashion and Textiles, Indigenous Cultures, Material Culture and Photography collections, containing 2.5 million images, objects, documents and works of art, position it as the custodian of a remarkable historical heritage and one of North America’s leading museums. Photography Collection The Photography collection encompasses over 2.1 million images that primarily document the social history of Montreal, but also that of Quebec and Canada. Its holdings range from daguerreotypes created in the 1840s to contemporary digital images. The Notman Photographic Archives form the core of the collection with some 400,000 photographs from the Montreal studio founded in 1856 by William Notman (1826-1891) and run by his sons until 1935. From glass negatives and original prints to stereograms, composites and painted photographs, these images record Canada’s growth in the latter half of the 19th century, Montreal’s leading role in the country’s social and economic development, westward expansion, and the construction of the transcontinental railway. The Notman Photographic Archives are listed on UNESCO’s Canada Memory of the World Register. in the fall of 2019.

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