Montreal before photography - McCord Discoveries

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Friday, May 14, 2021, at 12 p.m.

Montreal before photography

McCord Discoveries

Before the advent of photography, painting functioned as the representation of reality. The Museum’s Documentary Art collection serves to visually chronicle the history of Montreal’s urban development before 1840, the year that saw photography introduced here. Created as of 1760, as Montreal entered a new phase following the British conquest, this group of drawings, paintings and prints offers unique views of the rapid expansion of the colony’s new metropolis.

This lecture is presented as part of the Festival d’histoire de Montréal and as part of a virtual lecture series: McCord Discoveries.

Speaker: Christian Vachon, Head, Collections Management and Curator, Documentary Art, McCord Museum
Duration: 1 hour

The virtual conversation in French will be followed by a public discussion period in French and English.

The lecture will take place online on Zoom and will be broadcast live on the Museum’s social networks.


Free activity.
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McCord Discoveries

The McCord Museum is presenting a virtual lecture series: McCord Discoveries. Museum experts will share their recent discoveries about the collections and archives.
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