Secondary School Students
Developed with a civic-minded approach, our tours and workshops for school groups promote learning and openness. Cultural objects and stories inspire exciting discussions and serve to share knowledge as well as experiences. Accompanied by our team of museum mediators, an exhibition tour or a complementary workshop will allow your school group to explore historical and current issues. To enrich your school group’s experience, you can combine your exhibition tour with one or more themed workshops.
What do your clothes say about you?
For the First Peoples of Canada, clothing is not just a protective layer; it reflects the wearer’s age and social status, reveals the nation they belong to, pays tribute to remarkable exploits or highlights the intimate bond between humans and nature. At the intersection of tradition and innovation, the social, political, cultural and spiritual life of First Peoples reveals itself, one stitch at a time.Book
What is the effect of the Indian Act?
What is the Truth and Reconciliation Commission?
This discussion workshop engages participants in a conversation on sensitive contemporary issues and each person’s individual responsibility in the national call for reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.Book
Developed in collaboration with contemporary Innu storyteller and director Donovan Vollant and Wapikoni, this workshop introduces participants to the legends of the First Nations of Quebec while developing their sense of the living story.
Wapikoni Mobile is a travelling studio for intervention, training and creation for Indigenous youth. Its mission is to amplify the voices of Indigenous youth through film and music, to disseminate their work in Canada and abroad, and to serve as a tool for professional development and social transformation.Book
An Indigenous people from Canada’s west coast, the Haida have an ancestral artistic language that has been passed down through the ages. This tour is an opportunity to discover historical and contemporary art objects that bear witness to the important role of stories and the transmission of knowledge.Book
With a career spanning over 40 years, Jean-Claude Poitras is one of the designers who left his mark on prêt-à-porter in Montreal and the rest of Canada over the course of four decades, from the 1970s to the 2000s. This tour showcases Poitras’s fashion designs and immerses the visitor in his world, exploring his sources of inspiration.Book
Do you have to be an artist to be creative?
Inspired by Jean-Claude Poitras, the Montreal designer who left his mark on the world of ready-to-wear from the 1970s to the 2000s, this workshop shows participants how creativity can manifest in each of us.Book
A scavenger hunt around the history of photography and the fundamentals of composition. Armed with tablets, participants wander the Museum’s galleries and rediscover the exhibitions through a new lens, developing their eye for photographyBook
The Ville-Marie neighbourhood is the heart of Montreal and one of the most vibrant and cosmopolitan areas of the city. Here churches, sky-scrapers, shopping centres, little cafés and big hotels jostle for attention.
This city walk will take you through the streets of downtown and to the RÉSO ( the Underground City), the largest underground complex in the world, created in 1962 to connect Place Ville-Marie to the Central Station and the Queen Elizabeth Hotel.
Joined by a cultural mediator from the Museum, you’ll experience the dynamism of the business district, while learning about its history and its public works of art.Book
Since the 19th century, the neighbourhood of the Golden Square Mile has been synonymous with luxury due to its sumptuous mansions as well as department stores, university buildings and luxury hotels, all within the area of Montreal bordered by René-Lévesque Boulevard to the south, Robert-Bourassa Street to the east, Mount Royal to the north, and Côte Sainte-Catherine Street to the west.
The McCord Museum’s guided tour will introduce you to the typical architecture of the Golden Square Mile and the history of the people who have lived here. Equipped with a tablet and the MTL Urban Museum circuits on the McCord Museum’s app, follow the guide and discover a neighbourhood that’s always transforming.Book
The charming Milton Park neighbourhood, commonly called the “McGill Ghetto” by Montrealers because of the very high concentration of students from this famous university, is home to unique architecture, characteristic of the large family homes of the 19th century.
This pleasant neighbourhood was close to being torn down in the 1970s and replaced by high-rise apartment buildings. Luckily, public protest saved this special corner of Montreal.
Participants will learn more about Milton Park’s architectural heritage, the battles waged by citizens to preserve their unique neighbourhood and the different ways its buildings have been used over time.Book
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