The Archives and Media Centre of the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal is a major documentation centre for contemporary art in Canada. Our rich and diversified collections cover Quebec, Canadian and international art. The Centre’s document holdings include over 7,850 curatorial records (permanent collection), 8,540 biographical records on artists and 1,050 event records related to the Museum’s programs from 1965 to the present. This is in addition to nearly 45,000 books and exhibition catalogues, 1,050 documentary videos on art, 813 periodicals (including 75 current titles), 560 artists’ books as well as a dozen private and institutional archives, including the archival collections of Paul-Émile Borduas, Gérard and Gisèle Lortie, Jean-Paul Mousseau, Yves Trudeau, Yvan Boulerice and the Centre international d’art contemporain de Montréal (CIAC).
We are also responsible for the MAC’s records management and for handling requests for access to information.
Our documentation centre is mainly used by the museum’s staff and is closed to the public. We also offer access by appointment to university researchers at the graduate level as well as to art professionals from Tuesday to Friday, from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm and from 1:00 to 4:30 pm (closed holidays).
Please submit your request by e-mail to:
Lucie Rivest (the MAC’s permanent collection archives)
Martine Perreault (Media Centre document collections)
Ginette Bujold (Inter-library loans, reserved for RIBG members)
Anne-Marie Zeppetelli (the MAC’s archival collections and requests for access to information)