100 Years Young

100th anniversary of the McCord Museum
The McCord Museum celebrates life in Montreal, its people and communities, past and present. The year 2021 marks its centenary. Discover its history, as well as the exhibitions and cultural events on the program until fall 2022.


Until September 18, 2022

JJ Levine: Queer Photographs

JJ Levine questions the representation of traditional binary gender roles through staged photographs of queer subjects in intimate, domestic settings.
Permanent Exhibition

Indigenous Voices of Today: Knowledge, Trauma, Resilience

As part of an effort to initiate dialogue and foster understanding, the exhibition offers an opportunity for a meaningful encounter, and bears witness to the still unrecognized knowledge of Indigenous peoples in Quebec and Canada as well as the deep wounds they carry and their incredible resilience.
Until August 21, 2022


Niap presents a piece that pays tribute to the work of Inuit women of the past. She acknowledges and celebrates Inuit women’s expertise and artistic talent by revealing the finesse and refinement of the traditional objects that she found in the McCord Museum’s collections and how they reflect and relate to women’s lives.

Summer Programming 2022

Hands-On Workshop

Looking after my city

How can we take care of Montreal? Come and reflect on this question with your family as you take part in the free workshop Looking after my city.

Find inspiration in snapshots of Montreal taken between 1865-1900 by renowned photographer William Notman. Have fun creating your own picture of Montreal using magnetic images.
Outdoor Guided Tours

Golden Square Mile Beyond Its Facade

Take part in this brand new historical tour through the heart of an iconic downtown neighbourhood: the Golden Square Mile.

Discover how the district evolved into the hub for arts, culture, education and business we know today!

The McCord Museum

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Our people, Our Stories

The McCord Museum is the museum of all Montrealers. It celebrates life in Montreal, its people and communities, past and present. Reaching beyond the city to the wider world, the Museum creates and presents exhibitions and educational and cultural activities with a critical and inclusive take on social history.

The centenary of the Museum is a unique opportunity to look to the future, to reflect, to exchange of points of view, and to celebrate the Museum’s collections.
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The Museum’s Collections

The Museum is renowned for its collections of Archives, Documentary Art, Dress, Fashion and Textiles, Indigenous Cultures, Material Culture, and Photography, comprising 200,000 objects and works of art, 2,150,000 photographs, 3,500 rare books and 340 linear metres of textual archives.
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Online Collections

New Open Access Platform

To mark its 100th anniversary, the McCord Museum is launching a new open access platform with bilingual descriptions of over 140,000 objects, photographs and archival documents from its collections.

The site also features approximately 130,000 royalty-free images that may be downloaded in the highest resolution available, free of charge, with no restrictions on their use. Created to provide unparalleled access to the McCord Museum’s collections, the project is a first for the institution.
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Designed for both history researchers and those who simply enjoy history, the site presents content on the social history and heritage of Montreal, Quebec, and Canada, featuring bilingual descriptions of , over 140,000 objects, photographs and archival documents, . During this short webinar, Heather McNabb, Ph.D., Reference Archivist, Archives and Documentation Centre, explains how to search for objects, photographs, and archival documents on this new platform.
Discover the online resources
The new platform, whose content will be constantly updated, was launched with the generous support of the Azrieli Foundation and Canadian Heritage.

The McCord Museum Foundation

Centennial Fund Campaign

$1.5 million goal ─ 90% reached

The Museum Foundation will leave a $1.5 million lasting legacy by creating the Centennial Fund, which will generate annual income in perpetuity for the Museum to organize major exhibitions and to preserve and disseminate its collections.

To achieve this ambitious goal, the Foundation has launched a two-part fundraising campaign to build a combined endowment: the first component invites the public to participate and the second mobilizes the Montreal business community.
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Campaign Cabinet

Thanks to the generous support of corporate donors and to the major donor Power Corporation of Canada which matched corporate donations, the Museum Foundation has reached its goal of raising $1 million for the Centennial Fund corporate campaign.

We are grateful to all the businesses and foundations that contributed so generously to the Centennial Fund!

Thanks to the Cabinet members:

Bita Cattelan, WCPD Foundation
Vincent Delisle, CDPQ
Maria Della Posta, Pratt & Whitney Canada
Jiad Ghoussoub, CIBC
Jean-Michel Lavoie, Sun Life
Nathalie Lévesque, McCord Museum Foundation
Brett Miller, Canderel
Suzanne Sauvage, McCord Stewart Museum

Thanks to all our donors

Many of our donors have stepped up by contributing generously on the occasion of the McCord 100th anniversary.


A Gift for Museum Members

In honor of its 100th anniversary celebrations, the Museum is giving Members a gift! In addition to the usual Members' benefits, such as free and unlimited admission to the Museum, we offer you:
  • A 100-day extension to your subscription (You will receive a letter confirming the new expiration date of your membership);
  • Invitations to exhibition launch activities on Members’ Day, for you and your guest;
  • 20% discount at the Boutique on your birthday;
  • Exclusive activities in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Museum.
Questions? Contact us at: membership@mccord-stewart.ca.
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Museum's History

Did you know?

Inaugurated in 1921, the McCord embodies the vision of a passionate collector, David Ross McCord, whose abiding wish was to shed light on the history and cultures of his country and thus bring its people together.

Administered by McGill University since its opening, in 1987, the McCord Museum became a self-governing, private museum with an autonomous Board of Trustees, thanks to the generous support of the J. W. McConnell Family Foundation.
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Press Room

For any press requests (mailing lists, press releases, press kit, or interviews), please contact:

Marc-André Champagne, Officer, Public Relations
514 861-6701, ext. 1239
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Centennial Fund

Thanks to all our donors