“The revamping of the Crossroads Montréal exhibition is part of the ongoing revitalization of all of the Museum’s permanent exhibitions undertaken in the last few years, thanks to the financial support of the City of Montréal,” stated Pointe-à-Callière’s Executive Director, Anne Élisabeth Thibault. “The newly showcased remains located beneath the Éperon complete the metamorphosis of our archaeological sites. The approach we have taken puts the human adventure at the centre of the story. It gives us a better grasp of various communities’ vital contributions to the building of the city, which make Montréal the inclusive place it is today,” she added.
Technology and interactivity applied to history
Crossroads Montréal offers a wide variety of experiences for visitors. Technology makes it possible to present didactic content in an entertaining way, just as it allows visitors to immerse themselves in a context of discovery. In addition to the 150 artefacts and objects on display, highlighted remains, light and sound projections, video animation, interactive stations, and works of art—including some by contemporary Indigenous artists—work together to create an active dialogue between the past and the present. They serve to guide visitors and further their understanding of the visible traces of various historical periods and major events that succeeded one another on the site.
An exhibition showcasing the latest scientific discoveries
The exhibition is the result of recent historical and archaeological discoveries. An advisory committee made up of members of Indigenous communities, archaeologists, historians, and anthropologists guided the Museum through the development of its exhibition content. The design and production of Crossroads Montréal was entrusted to GSM Project.
About Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Archaeology and History Complex
Pointe-à-Callière, the birthplace of Montréal, is the city’s largest history museum. Rising above a concentrated number of national historic and archaeological sites, the museum’s mission is to raise awareness and foster an appreciation of Montréal’s history, and to forge bonds with regional, national, and international networks.