Conference participants. Standing, left to right: Mathilde J. Durand (International Institute for Frame Study), Greg Humeniuk (AGO), Jacques Des Rochers (MMFA), Didier Prioul (Université Laval), Patrice Loubier (UQÀM), Élise Dubuc (Université de Montréal), Richard Gagnier (MMFA) and Daniel Drouin (MNBAQ). Sitting: Janet M. Brooke (independent curator), Anne MacKay (McCord Museum), Claude Payer (CCQ), Laurier Lacroix (UQÀM), Sacha Marie Levay (MMFA) and Charles C. Hill (former curator, NGC).
Absent when the photo was taken: Rémi Bédard, Pascale Galipeau, Alan Klinkhoff and Rosalind Pepall.
The first academic conference on framing in Canada
The first academic conference on framing in Canada took place in October 2014. The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts invited sixteen people (restorers, curators and scholars, as well as a framer and a gallerist) to share their experiences and expertise in this field.
The conference presentations were published in the Journal of Canadian Art History and are available online here .
Jacques Des Rochers is Curator of Quebec and Canadian Art (before 1945) at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. He developed the exhibition concept and oversaw the reinstallation for the collections he is in charge of in the Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion. He also edited the publication Quebec and Canadian Art: The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts’ Collection, Vol. 1 (2011). Des Rochers curated the exhibition The Legacy of the Montreal Sulpicians and co-authored the book The Sulpicians of Montreal: A History of Power and Discretion, 1657-2007 (Montreal: Wilson & Lafleur, 2013). He was co-curator of the Beaver Hall exhibition and co-edited its accompanying publication, titled* 1920s Modernism in Montreal: The Beaver Hall Group* (MMFA, 2015).
The Conservation Department section on this site is funded by the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec as part of the implementation of Measure 41 of Quebec’s Digital Culture Plan and by the Ville de Montréal under the Entente sur le développement culturel de Montréal.