Collecting Knowledge - Session 3 - McCord Museum

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Collecting Knowledge: New Dialogues on McCord Museum Collections – Session 3


Colloquium organized jointly by the research team of Montréal, Dynamic Hubspace, and the McCord Museum, was held November 7-9, 2013.

Attracting 150 participants, this unique event was designed to establish a dialogue about new research frontiers and stimulate discussions to enhance public knowledge of the Museum’s collections. The colloquium was also an opportunity to present recent research findings that have made innovative use of the McCord Museum’s historical collections, one of Canada’s largest sources of documents and artefacts for historical research.

The meeting presented a wealth of information and generated a great deal of interest, proof of the importance of encouraging exchanges between researchers and curators.

Session 3:

  • CHAIR, Sophie Montreuil, Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec
  • William Notman’s Home Library: Discovering Underlying Meaning in the Portrait Photograph
    Loren Lerner, Concordia University
  • Collecting Knowledge and Disseminating History: The Arrival of the Notman Collection and the Changing Role of Photographs within the McCord Museum
    Heather McNabb, Concordia University and McCord Museum
  • Collection à Montréal au XIXe siècle : Gerald E. Hart et la construction d’une pratique utile
    Caroline Truchon, Université de Montréal
  • Photographie et connaissance. Enjeux d’observation et de collecte
    Hélène Samson, McCord Museum