Collections and Research

Ceramics and glassware

In March 2016, as part of the roll-out of the Plan culturel numérique du Québec, the McCord Museum received funding to digitize part of its Decorative Arts collection, notably ceramics and glassware.

Over 2,600 ceramic pieces and 1,600 pieces of glassware, both imported and produced locally, and used primarily by Montreal families from the early 18th to the early 20th centuries, will be added to the Museum’s online collections in the coming months.

Follow the project on social media to discover unique, sometimes surprising items and behind-the-scenes images of the process.

Follow the overall progress of the Plan culturel numérique du Québec with the hashtag #PCNQ

Here are several objects that have already been photographed as part of the project.

  • Decanter, 18th century. Gift of David Ross McCord, M7435.1-2 © McCord Museum
  • Bowl, 1860-1900. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Newlands Coburn, M992.6.201 © McCord Museum
  • Lalique vase, 1929. Gift of Mrs. Anson C. McKim, M2004.56.1 © McCord Museum
  • Butter dish, about 1913-1925. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Newlands Coburn, M992.6.14.1-2 © McCord Museum
  • Decanter, 1890-1915. Gift of the Estate of Mr. Robert Snowball, M981.105.9.1-2 © McCord Museum

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