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Two Graduate Students Honoured in the MMFA’s Michel de la Chenelière Art and Culture Award and Bursaries Program

Congratulations to Christelle Proulx and Marie Hélène Bohémier, recipients of the Michel de la Chenelière Awards and Bursaries Program.

Established in 2013 by Nathalie Bondil, the MMFA’s Director General and Chief Curator, and Michel de la Chenelière, great patron of education at the Museum, this program recognizes Montreal university graduate students for their academic excellence.

In this fifth edition, a $5,000 bursary was granted to Christelle Proulx, doctoral candidate in Art History at the Université de Montréal, for her thesis proposal titled Le façonnement du visible. Utopies et images à l’œuvre dans le web, dealing with the fabrication of images on the Web. This bursary is intended to support her research and the writing of her thesis. A $2,000 award was also granted to Marie Hélène Bohémier, a master’s graduate in Art History from the Université de Montréal, for the quality of her thesis titled L’eau et le sang, le païen et le chrétien : la Coupe des Ptolémées et la Patène de serpentine du trésor de Saint-Denis (literally translated as “Water and blood, the pagan and the Christian: the Cup of the Ptolemies and the Patène de serpentine from the treasures of the Saint-Denis basilica”).

From left to right: Michel de la Chenelière, great patron of education and Chair of the MMFA Board of Trustees, with the recipients Christelle Proulx and Marie Hélène Bohémier. October 1, 2019. Photo: © Sébastien Roy.