Tuesday, February 17, 2015

PAC Museum: Neige - Snow


February 18, 2015 - January 3, 2016

Pointe-à-Callière, the Montréal Archaeology and History Complex, is presenting a new temporary exhibition on the subject of snow. Neige -Snow is the first major exhibition of the kind in Canada, and the first time that snow, an integral part of our northern winter environment, is honoured in this way. After all, it shapes our lives for several months every year with all its charms as well as challenges.

This exhibition was produced by the Canadian Museum of History in partnership with the J. Armand Bombardier Museum. In addition, there are about hundred items, ranging from works of art (many from the Desjardins Collection) to artifacts, illustrations, postcards that came from the Christian Paquin fonds. Also, there are audiovisual projections.

Neige - Snow is a travelling exhibition developed by the Canadian Museum of History in partnership with the J. Armand Bombardier Museum and adapted by Pointe-à-Callière.

This exhibition presents many unusual items that might surprise visitors. Below are displayed traditional Inuit ivory, bone, and wood snow goggles. There are also additional Inuit goggles for visitor to try on and to experience the visual filed presented through them.

There are also on display curious items like horse snowshoes and a portable charcoal foot warmer.

For more information, visit the Point-à-Callière Museum's website .


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