Passion, vision and achievements


Speaking about Francine Lelièvre means evoking expertise, leadership and success, as well as the work she has tirelessly carried out for more than 20 years as founder and executive director of Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History.

Her career has been recognized by many awards, including the 2013 Career Award from the Société des musées québécois for her exceptional contribution to museology, education, and the presentation and promotion of Québec’s historical and archaeological heritage. Also in 2013, Tourisme Montréal awarded her its highest distinction, the Grand Ulysse Prize, to highlight the importance of her contribution to promoting tourism in Montréal. She was also awarded the Order of Canada.

The reputation of this museum, which records Montréal’s history from its very foundations, is such that the Louvre, New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Vatican are among its usual partners.