In 1961, the members of the Museum’s Ladies’ Committee began providing guided tours for adults and school groups. The Association of Volunteer Guides of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts came into being in 1965 and began offering guided tours of temporary exhibitions and the Museum’s collections to visitors.

The Association of Volunteer Guides of the MMFA is under the responsibility of the Museum’s Education and Community Programmes and is represented by an executive that includes a President, Vice-president, Officer for Committees and New Technologies, Officer for Communications and Statistical Analysis and Officer for Communications and Finance.

The Association also organizes exclusive lectures, tours of private collections and cultural trips for its members. Past trips include Chicago, Amsterdam, the Hudson Valley and Rhode Island. The Guides are entitled to attend ongoing training sessions on Mondays from September to April each year. Education and Community Programmes organizes lectures on various topics pertaining to upcoming exhibitions or subjects to help Guides perfect their skills.

This terrific team provides high-quality guided tours that are greatly appreciated by visitors.

  • These guided tours can give an overall view of the Museum or deal with a specific subject such as the design collection, Inuit art, the Middle Ages, or many others.
  • Our passionate guides encourage exchanges and discussion during the tours, and invite you on a great variety of tours of our diverse collections.
  • Guided tours of the Museum collections and temporary exhibitions are offered for groups of adults from many different backgrounds, college and university students as well as secondary students. These tours are prepared by the guides.

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For further information:

Linda Goossens
Educational Programmes Officer – Volunteer Guides