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in situ + DMA Consortium Wins Architecture Competition to Redesign BAnQ Saint-Sulpice

After a province-wide selection process that began in January 2017, the jury of the architectural design competition to restore and redesign the Saint-Sulpice Library is pleased to announce that the in situ + DMA consortium has been retained. The winning project will create a unique, high-tech learning space that will be open to all and will highlight the building’s heritage value. 

“The Ministry of Culture and Communication and I are very pleased that in situ + DMA has been chosen. Their bold and original design will make BAnQ Saint-Sulpice a place that seamlessly combines the old and the new. The competition's outcome has made me realize that this truly is an inclusive, creative space where anyone can develop new ideas and projects,” said Geneviève Pichet, Acting CEO of Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ).

In January 2016, as part of the Agreement on the Cultural Development of Montreal, the Québec Ministry of Culture and Communications and the City of Montréal asked BAnQ to revitalize the Saint-Sulpice library.

Read the press release (in French)

Canada Memory of the World Register Comes Into Being

The Canada Memory of the World Register, which will highlight heritage materials of profound Canadian significance, has been created. The announcement was made on June 15 by the Canadian Commission for UNESCO (CCUNESCO), in collaboration with Library and Archives Canada and Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ).

The Canada Memory of the World Register will showcase the vast range of Canada’s heritage materials – linguistic, cultural, geographic, spiritual, political, economic, scientific and artistic – in addition to reflecting the diversity of personal and community identities. The Canadian Register will include materials of all kinds (written, films, photographs, audio recordings and so on) that bear witness to defining moments in our history that have affected the country as a whole, its Indigenous Peoples, regions, communities and individuals. The materials in the Register could be individual items, or a collection or fonds held by public or private bodies or by individuals.

Acting CEO of BAnQ, Geneviève Pichet, said: “It’s an honour for BAnQ to sit on the Canadian Advisory Committee for the Memory of the World Programme. I am certain that the Register will increase the visibility of Québec’s heritage materials and help promote our culture, both at home and abroad.”

Read the press release

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