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Candidates proposed for election to the Board of Trustees by the Governance and Ethics Committee

The profiles of the four candidates proposed by the Governance and Ethics Committee for election as trustees by the members of the Museum are consistent with the legal requirements and with the expertise and experience required for members of the new Board of Trustees.

Clare A. Chiu

Appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2019
Candidate for reelection for a second mandate of four years

Clare A. Chiu is the Executive Director for Warwick Hotels & Resorts, an international hospitality group with over 40 hotels and resorts across 5 continents. She is responsible for devising and implementing the group’s major revenue and operational strategies. Prior to that, she worked in investment banking in Hong Kong and the World Bank in Washington D.C. She holds a B.A. (Hons.) and M.A. in Economics from Cambridge University and an MBA from Columbia University. She has been selected as a female leader in Premier Traveler and Young Leader in Phocuswright Travel Research.

Clare A Chiu

Yolande James

Candidate for election to the Board for a first mandate of three years

Yolande James is the Executive Director for Diversity and Inclusion at Radio-Canada. Prior, she was a political analyst for RDI’s Les EX and CBC’s Power and Politics. A Mediator Lawyer, she was the first Black female Member of the National Assembly, as well as Quebec’s first Black Cabinet Minister. She served as Minister of Immigration and Cultural Communities, overseeing the implementation of the recommendations of the Bouchard-Taylor Commission, then was appointed Minister of Families, managing one of the government’s most substantial portfolios after Health and Education.

Yolande James

Alexandre McLean

Candidate for election to the Board for a first mandate of four years

Alexandre Mclean is a young social and environmental entrepreneur evolving at the heart of a global movement towards sustainable cities. He has worked on the development of the company Crudessence Company (Rise Kombucha), then cofounded Alvéole, an urban beekeeping company with the mission of connecting people to nature in the city. As CEO, he now leads a team of more than 200 employees in some 40 cities in Canada, the United Stated and Europe. His company is B-Corp certified and a member of the “1% for the Planet” movement.

Alanis Obomsawin, C.C., G.O.Q., C.A.L.Q.

Appointed to the Board in 2019
Candidate for reelection to the Board for a second mandate of two years

A member of the Abenaki Nation, Alanis Obomsawin is one of Canada's most distinguished documentary filmmakers. Director, producer and member of the National Film Board’s Indigenous Advisory Group, she has, up to now created 54 films of a legendary career spanning 55 years. Devoted to chronicling the lives and concerns of First Nations people, she also explores issues of importance to all. She is the recipient of the « Jeff Skoll Award in Impact Media », the Rogers-DOC Luminary Award from the DOC Institute, the Glenn Gould Prize, and the Iris Hommage Award.

Alanis Obomsawin

Two ways to visit the Museum

General admission

This ticket gives you access to the major exhibition Riopelle: The Call of Northern Landscapes and Indigenous Cultures, our Quebec and Canadian Art collection, the discovery exhibitions and two galleries showcasing a selection of our Contemporary Art collection.

Our collections

The Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for Peace and Stephan Crétier and Stéphany Maillery Wing reopen!

Le Musée des beaux-arts de Micheline et Claude

Micheline L’Espérance-Labelle and Claude Labelle, MMFA donors since 2005.

Micheline L’Espérance-Labelle and Claude Labelle, MMFA donors since 2005.

Fauxbergés : Les maîtres faussaires

In the heart of the exhibition with Nicolas Party

Nicolas Party : L’heure mauve | Entrée de l'exposition • Exhibition Entrance
Nicolas Party : L’heure mauve | Première salle • First Gallery
Nicolas Party : L’heure mauve | Deuxième salle • Second Gallery
Nicolas Party : L’heure mauve | Troisième salle • Third Gallery
Nicolas Party : L’heure mauve | Quatrième salle • Fourth Gallery
Nicolas Party : L’heure mauve | Cinquième salle • Fifth Gallery
Nicolas Party : L’heure mauve | Sixième salle • Sixth Gallery
Nicolas Party : L’heure mauve | Septième salle • Seventh Gallery
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The artist also laments the losses of material culture provoked by colonization. In seeing Tlingit poles and masks and other Indigenous collections in museums all over the world, he has been forced to confront the nefarious actions inflicted upon his and other Indigenous peoples. Similarly challenging for him is the inappropriate presence of Shaman pieces in museums, where they lie dormant, devoid of their sacred life force. His first trip to the American Museum of Natural History in New York awakened him to a devastating truth: “I realized what they took from us, what they did. Those pieces were calling me. They wanted to go home. They haven’t heard our songs for over a hundred years.”3 Dempsey Bob’s sensitivity to these injustices has propelled a prolific output that is like a form of restitution: by providing a new body of work, he is able to perpetuate the culture and traditions that were nearly obliterated.

In addition to his remarkable artistic practice, Dempsey Bob is one of the most influential educators of his time. He gives lectures and workshops, and teaches courses worldwide. He is also a founding member of the Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art in Terrace, British Columbia, where alongside his peers, he invests in imparting the importance of the land and culture to ensuring continuity for future generations of his people.


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