Behind the scenes

Creating an exhibit and welcoming new specimens or artefacts has its share of challenges. Take a closer look at these articles to know more on the exceptional people involved in creating exhibits and the extraordinary skills and ingenious ways they come together. 

Take a closer look

Stories behind the Redpath Museum's exhibits

Facing life after death
Facial reconstructions of ancient Egyptian mummies provide a glimpse of our past

The Ordovician diorama
Imagine how Montreal may have looked almost half a billion years ago

The origami Pteranodon
Mathematics meets art in a giant paper sculpture

The passenger pigeon
How did a bird species that once numbered in the billions disappear from the face of the Earth?

The Collector
In his own words: the man who gave over 7,000 sea shells to the Redpath Museum


Land Acknowledgement

McGill University is located on land which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabeg nations. McGill honours, recognizes and respects these nations as the traditional stewards of the lands and waters on which we meet today.

The Redpath Museum's director EDI statement.

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