30th Annual Montreal Museum Day

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Once again this year, there will be over 100 activities and exhibition at the 36 participating museums. There will be something for everyone, whether their interests lean toward history, art, science, archaeology, architecture, fashion, nature, film or other disciplines.

Two new institutions will be taking part in Montreal Museums Day for the very first time: the UQAM gallery and the TOHU. The famous Hetep Bastet mummy will make a very rare appearance at the UQAM gallery, and the highlights of circus arts collections will be waiting for you to admire at the TOHU.

5 STM Shuttle Routes and Free BIXIs All Day Long
Free shuttles will be running on five routes specially designed for the event, taking visitors to the 36 participating museums. The meeting point for the shuttle buses provided free of charge by the STM will be on the Promenade des Artistes, in the heart of the Quartier des spectacles. The buses will run continuously from 9a.m. to 4p.m. (last departure from the Promenade des Artistes).

For the first edition of this special event organized by the Board of Montreal Museum Directors (now the MMS), back in 1987, four STM buses shuttled visitors to 11 museums. Today, a fleet of 38 buses will be criss-crossing Montreal en route to no fewer than 36 participating museums. “Year after year, this key event is always a great success,” says Manon Lapointe, Executive Director of the MMS.

Celebrations on the Promenade des Artistes
The Promenade des Artistes in the Quartier des spectacles will be hosting all kinds of special activities this year. “We are very pleased to be putting on the very first edition of MTL Museums: The QUIZ this year, a giant quiz hosted by Randolph Pub Ludique that is sure to be fun for all ages,” Ms. Lapointe adds. “At noon, the AVATAQ Cultural Institute will be presenting two throat singing performances by Nunavik Inuit artists Pauyungie Nutaraaluk and Beatrice Deer. You can also get a souvenir of your day at the NEWLOOK Museums Day photo booth. And if you’re feeling creative, join the artists-mediators from the MU group to help make a group mural.

Members of the public can share their love of Montreal Museums on social media, using the official hashtag: #MMD2016

The complete program is available online at museesmtl.org.
The Musées MTL Mobile app also lists the participating museums with “MMD”.