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From the Street to the Grande Bibliothèque

A new partnership between community organization L’Itinéraire and Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ) was announced by Luc Desjardins, Director of L’Itinéraire, and Jean-Luc Murray, BAnQ’s Director of Education and Programming. The announcement took place on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at an evening tribute to people who have shaped L’Itinéraire’s social action over the past 25 years. This event was attended by Montréal Mayor Denis Coderre.

In the context of the partnership, BAnQ will highlight and display publications and literary content created by L’Itinéraire vendors during writing workshops at the Grande Bibliothèque. The partners have also agreed to set up a series of participatory workshops that will lead to exhibitions. The workshops are scheduled until April 2020.

Activities beginning this summer include photography workshops that will focus on how vendors see the neighbourhoods around two BAnQ buildings: the Grande Bibliothèque and BAnQ Vieux-Montréal. Participants’ photographs and points of view will provide the basis of an exhibition opening in the fall of 2017. 

2016-2018 Strategic Plan

Plan stratégique BAnQ 2016-2018.

BAnQ is pleased to make available its 2016-2018 Strategic Plan. Patrons, and all Québec citizens, are invited to look at the plan, which was approved by the Québec government in March 2017. BAnQ’s main goals for the next few years include transforming the institution’s public spaces into “third spaces” and enriching digital content.

Read the Strategic Plan (in French)

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Denière mise à jour Monday, 22 May 2017

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