Musée du Château Dufresne

Musée du Château Dufresne

April 07, 2009 12:10 ET

The Notre-Dame-Des-Neiges Cemetery and Le repos Saint-Francois d'Assise Are Partnering With the Chateau Dufresne Museum

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - April 7, 2009) - For the first time, Montreal's two largest cemeteries, Le repos Saint-Francois d'Assise and the Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery, are taking part in a cultural project that will showcase our funerary heritage.

"Most of Quebec's important sculptors have produced funerary art works", says Marc Poirier, President of the Chateau Dufresne Museum; "our exhibition Celebrating the Dead: A Living Heritage presents an occasion to discover them". According to Paul Labonne, Director of the museum, "this partnership constitutes an opportunity to learn about a subject rarely broached: that of the link between our ancestors and death".

Yoland Tremblay, Executive Director of the Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery, affirms that, "this exhibition promotes the value of final resting places, testaments to a richness and a history that are often too easily forgotten".

Richard Prenevost, Executive Director of Le repos Saint-Francois d'Assise, declares that, "this exhibition will be an opportunity for people of all ages to explore the value of our history. An imprint of the past that remains alive".

Showing at the Chateau Dufresne Museum until August 30th 2009, the exhibition takes a look at cemeteries, funeral rites and funerary art.

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