All kinds of activities to complement the exhibition
The Museum and a number of partners will be rounding out the exhibition with a wide variety of activities continuing until April 2016.
Something for all ages
To complement the exhibition, the Museum has produced a publication with numerous rare photographs and images of items from the exhibition, available in both English and French. Professional guides will offer exhibition tours for visitors and school groups. Families with children under the age of 10 are sure to enjoy exploring the exhibition with the help of a special quiz. During March Break in 2016, the Museum will be inviting kids to become archaeologist-detectives, with a chance to conduct archaeological digs and play some sleuth games.
Pointe-à-Callière will be presenting some lectures for the general public, including one on March 10, by Clemens Reichel, Associate Curator, World Cultures and Ancient Cultures Department, with the Royal Ontario Museum. He will speak in English on archaeology in Iraq in the 1930s. Michel Fortin, Full Professor of Near Eastern Archaeology at University Laval will also give a talk, on a date to be announced.
The Les belles soirées lecture series at the Université de Montréal will feature two talks, in French: the first, entitled La Syrie, berceau des civilisations, will be given on February 1, by Jacques Perreault, a Professor of Archaeology with the Centre d’études classiques at the Université de Montréal. The second speaker, on February 8, will be Paul-Alain Beaulieu, Professor of Assyriology, Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, at the University of Toronto, on the topic of Assyrian Iron Age palaces.
Agatha Christie’s influence
The Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ), in co-operation with Johanne Seymour, author and director of the Les printemps meurtriers mystery writers’ festival, will be presenting a discussion on the scientific knowledge (medicine, archaeology, ballistics, etc.) needed by mystery writers. The event will be moderated by Johanne Seymour and guests will include forensics expert François Julien. It will feature readings from different detective novels and will also look at Agatha Christie’s influence on mystery writing. The free event will be held on March 10, at 7 p.m., in the auditorium of the Grande Bibliothèque in Montréal.