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BAnQ Acquires the Archives of Ludmilla Chiriaeff and the Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal

Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ) is pleased to announce that it has acquired, through donations, two significant archival fonds, that of Ludmilla Chiriaeff, an emblematic figure of the dance scene, who passed away in 1996, as well as that of the Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, a dance company with an international reputation.

To access the archival fonds

The archival fonds of Ludmilla Chiriaeff and the Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal can be accessed at BAnQ Vieux-Montréal. Selected items from the fonds will be digitized and placed online at banq.qc.ca for the benefit of all Quebecers.

These archival fonds were acquired as part of a programme to develop a body of materials focused on the performing arts which includes, in particular, the archival fonds of Fernand Nault, Paul-André Fortier, Jean-Pierre Perreault, Martine Époque, Françoise Riopelle and the Festival international de la nouvelle danse.

A guide to the archives for the Québec dance scene

Last October, BAnQ unveiled its Guide des archives de la danse au Québec, intended to make the sector aware of the importance of preserving archives and managing materials.

This guide, which resulted from the collaborative work of partners in the dance, archival science and educational fields, specifically proposes a classification scheme and a retention schedule tailored for dance organizations, a chapter on archives preservation and the management of storage facilities, and information about legal deposit.

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BAnQ's Chair and CEO Elected Vice-Chair of the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership's Board of Directors

Christiane Barbe, Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ), has been re-elected as member and elected for a two-year term as Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership. As Vice-Chair of the Board, she will sit on the Partnership's Executive Committee.

Ms. Barbe is among a group of directors appointed during the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership's Annual General Meeting held on April 20.

As a member of the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership, BAnQ is involved, on an occasional basis, in coordinated promotional efforts and in collective large-scale projects such as night video projections on building façades, including the Grande Bibliothèque's.

The Grande Bibliothèque is one of the liveliest public venues in the city and the Quartier des spectacles. Its contribution to literary culture is unique in the neighbourhood's landscape and adds directly to its vitality.

Read the press release from the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership.

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The stately building will house the Incubator, a new model of civic space in the heart of Montréal.

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  • Comédie française

    Comédie française
    Fabrice Luchini

  • L'apprentissage de Duddy Kravitz

    L'apprentissage de Duddy Kravitz
    Mordecai Richler

  • Bleuets et abricots

    Bleuets et abricots
    Natasha Kanapé Fontaine

  • Not If I See You First

    Not If I See You First
    Eric Lindstrom
    ePub, OverDriveRead

  • L'Épopée canadienne Montcalm

    L'Épopée canadienne Montcalm
    Jean Du Saguenay
    Collection patrimoniale

  • Une colère noire

    Une colère noire
    Ta-Nehisi Coates

  • La chambre Neptune

    La chambre Neptune
    Bertrand Laverdure

  • Douze chansons pour Évelyne

    Douze chansons pour Évelyne
    Fredric Gary Comeau

  • Vivre la conquête

    Vivre la conquête
    Denis Vaugeois et Gaston Deschênes (dir.)

  • L'intendant Bigot

    L'intendant Bigot
    Joseph Marmette
    Collection patrimoniale

  • Les 1000 mots clés de l'anglais

    Les 1000 mots clés de l'anglais
    Sébastien Salbayre

  • Lazy Bird

    Lazy Bird
    Andrée A. Michaud

  • Trois princesses

    Trois princesses
    Guillaume Corbeil

  • The 14th colony

    The 14th colony
    Steve Berry
    ePub, OverDriveRead

  • Les Vermoulures

    Les Vermoulures
    J.-M.-Alfred Mousseau
    Collection patrimoniale

  • Quand la vie se fragilise

    Quand la vie se fragilise
    France Cardinal Remete

  • Inhumaine

    Patricia Cornwell

  • Monsieur Kipu

    Monsieur Kipu
    David Walliams

  • A Strangeness in My Mind

    A Strangeness in My Mind
    Orhan Pamuk

  • Papiers de musique

    Papiers de musique
    Léo-Pol Morin
    Collection patrimoniale

  • Newton en 30 secondes

    Newton en 30 secondes
    Brian Clegg

  • Mouvement

    Philippe Sollers

  • Four-Legged Girl

    Four-Legged Girl
    Diane Seuss
    ePub, OverDriveRead

  • Vivre vite

    Vivre vite
    Philippe Besson

  • Études et recherches biographiques sur le chevalier Noël Brulart de Sillery

    Études et recherches biographiques sur le chevalier Noël Brulart de Sillery
    Louis-Édouard Bois
    Collection patrimoniale

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