Other Historical Collections
In addition to the McGill museums, there are other collections and exhibits of a specialised nature curated by McGill's Heritage Advisory Committee.
McGill began accumulating cultural property by virtue of acquisition or donation even before the university itself was established. At the Montreal Medical Institute, which became McGill’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, specimens were collected and used as teaching tools as early as 1822. Articles published about early collections gained international recognition for faculty members such as Andrew Fernando Holmes and Sir William Dawson. Their collections and others had a major influence on building McGill’s reputation as a learned institution.
For more information, and to view the full list of historical collections at McGill, please visit mcgill.ca/historicalcollections.