Le musée de région au Québec et les Premières Nations. Le cas du Musée de Charlevoix

Maggie Savard

Abstract


L’exposition Les Premières Nations dans Charlevoix et dans l’art québécois, exhibited at the Musée de Charlevoix, provided an opportunity to explore the collaboration between a regional museum institution and First Nations in Quebec. This analysis of the decision-making that shaped the exhibit, allows us to examine two processes: the tradional museum practice at a regional level, and a new practice of museology in collaboration with Aboriginal people. Analyzing this exhibit project in a fair, honest, and balanced way is a challenge, each party having invested different interests in the project, which takes place in a complex political setting. The intersection of the two approaches raises questions that are difficult to address, but it is precisely because they are difficult that they need to be addressed.

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