Exhibit: Renaissance Books in Montréal (at Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec)


An exceptional opportunity to view, in Montréal, old books from public and private collections brought together.

Prepared by BAnQ in cooperation with the Université du Québec à Montréal and McGill University libraries, this exhibit is presented in two successive parts.

The first part, presented from February 14 to August 12, 2012, covers the Renaissance from the point of view of philological humanism (texts from Greco-Roman Antiquity), religion (Roman Catholic and Protestant bibles) and secularism (Italian, French and English literature).

The second part, presented from August 21, 2012 to January 27, 2013, covers the emergence of historiography and the humanist political sciences as well as scientific humanism (architecture, astronomy, navigation and medicine).

The works presented renewed methods and knowledge and drove the development of geographic, intellectual, spiritual, literary and scientific knowledge in the Western world.

Location Grande Bibliothèque, Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec - 475, boulevard De Maisonneuve Est, Montréal (Québec) H2L 5C4 -  National collection, level 1

Opening hours
Monday: Closed | Tuesday through Friday: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm | Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Free admission

For full press release: http://www.banq.qc.ca/a_propos_banq/salle_de_presse/communiques_de_presse/2012/communique.html?c_id=86f58c17-05ae-4644-85e8-e11313dcb6d3