The Redpath Museum's Public Program offers interactive and engaging group tours and educational outreach activities to participants aged 4 to 99 years old! The Public Program of the Museum has been hit hard with the cancelation of activities and confinement measures due to COVID-19. The funding for the Public Program rests solely on the generous donations of our supporters and visitors and is not funded by the University. The collections that form the basis of our public exhibits are the accumulation of donations of objects over the last hundred years. The maintenance and integrity of our collection is dependent on a continuous stream of donations.
Like many other cultural organizations, this uncertain period has forced us to review how we will deliver our content and activities in the near future. All the money that we receive from your generous donations, will be dedicated to the public program and the upkeep of our collection. This will allow us to offer new content and workshops on our social media and website. Your contribution will also ensure we have the means to prepare more educational outreach that will be offered remotely to groups in the upcoming school year 2020-2021.
Your support is essential to the survival of the Redpath Museum, its teaching program, research and public activities.
Cheques should be made out to "McGill University / Redpath Museum" and can be mailed to
859 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Qc H3A 0C4
Online donations will receive tax receipts for any amounts. If mailing in with a credit card, cheque, or cash, donations tax receipts will be issued starting at $15.
Donation of collections
We can only accept collections when they contribute to the priorities that we have established, as our storage space and other curatorial resources are limited. By accepting your collection, we accept responsibility for maintaining and documenting it for the worldwide community of scholars. When appropriate, donations of objects are valued by an outside specialist, and we issue a tax receipt based on this evaluation.
Seeds of Change
In addition to our regular campaign, we have teamed up with #McGill24 to enter a kick-stater funding to directly support the creation of a teaching kit aimed at Fossils and Dinosaurs.
This Seeds of Change kick-starter will help us create resources for teachers and children everywhere to learn about the amazing world of Mesozoic dinosaurs, Devonian flora and ancient Ordovician sea life. The Redpath Museum has an incredible variety of local fossils from the Ordovician of the St. Lawrence Lowlands, as well as replicas of Canadian dinosaurs from Western Canada. While some of our fossils are used for research by world experts, many more of them have stories of historical intrigue and importance that ache to be shared with the teaching community and the general public!
Your support will help us develop a suite of educational resources, such as booklets, postcards, activity sheets, teaching props, scanned replicas of real fossils and more!
We are very grateful for your donations during McGill 24. We still have a few weeks to reach our target of $2000.
This fundraiser ends on May 25, 2020.