Learn more about the Inuit, Métis, and First Nations history of Canada through textiles, garments, and art during a guided tour of collections at the McCord Museum and Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal. Your visit will start at the McCord Museum where you will be taken on a behind-the-scenes tour led by the curator of Ethnology at the McCord, Guislaine Lemay. You will have the rare opportunity to tour the First Nations Collection storage with Ms. Lemay. You will then receive an introduction to the Wearing our Identity – The First Peoples Collection exhibit. This exhibit showcases the importance of clothing in the development, preservation, and communication of the social, cultural, political, and spiritual identities of the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people.
You will then be taken to the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal where you will be able to explore the museum’s Inuit art collection which includes works from the 1700’s to contemporary pieces. Jacques des Rochers, curator of Canadian art will lead this tour.