The McCord Stewart museum is on the way

2013

Two of Montréal’s major museums have decided to join forces and merge into one institution.

From now on, the McCord and Stewart museums will work together and see to sharing their expertise, integrating their collections and consolidating their administrations. The two museums look toward their combined future with enthusiasm.

Liliane Stewart, chair of the McDonald Stewart Foundation, and Derek Price, member of the board of directors of the McCord Museum Foundation, have been named honorary chairs of the new museum’s board.

The 27,000 artifacts in the Stewart’s collections will wonderfully complement the 1,440,000 pieces held by the McCord. The historical collection resulting from the merger will be huge and, indeed, one of the largest in North America. Just the thing to ensure we remember our history and that it will be shared with future generations!

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