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Martin Carrier is BAnQ’s Board of Directors New Chair

Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ) is pleased with the composition of its new Board of Directors, announced last week by the Cabinet. Seven new members joined the Board, along with Martin Carrier, Vice-President of Warner Bros. Games Montréal, who will henceforth be Board Chair.

“I am delighted with our new Board as I know the members will assist me in achieving BAnQ's objectives, and I welcome Mr Carrier’s appointment. I'm sure he will use his tenure to share his passion for books and archives and his concern for young people and digital literacy,” said Christiane Barbe, BAnQ President and CEO.

“I am pleased to be joining BAnQ's Board of Directors, to help expand access not only to our libraries, but also to our archives. Today’s technology offers us previously undreamed-of power to take the vast stores of knowledge inside our libraries beyond the walls and bring it to life. I look forward to assisting BAnQ as it continues to play a leading role in this area,” said Mr. Carrier.

A Fruitful Partnership with the British Library and the Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie

BAnQ is delighted to announce that one of its staff members has been granted a visiting research fellowship at the Eccles Centre at the British Library (BL). Fellowship recipient Rénald Lessard, coordinator at BAnQ Québec, will spend approximately three weeks in London to conduct his research entitled ''The British commander Jeffery Amherst and the conquest of New France: The strategic value of the maps and plans of the British Library.'' 

This fellowship, which pertains to researching and highlighting holdings about the French Americas, stems from a close and dynamic collaboration between the BL, the Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie (MRIF) and BAnQ, and sparked great interest among BAnQ personnel. The proposals spanned a wide breadth of topics such as the mapping of New France by the British, Web mapping using early maps, the history of public administration under British rule, and the ethnology of Indigenous peoples based on the writings of the Jesuits.

The fellow's travel and living expenses will be jointly covered by the BL, the MRIF and BAnQ. 

 

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