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A Museum in the City

A Museum in the City

| 52 min

In A Museum in the City, filmmaker Luc Bourdon invites us on a tour of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA). A backstage discovery of the institution and its 150-year history, the documentary reveals the remarkable dedication of its staff and explores the contemporary penchant for music in the world of art exhibitions.

  • writer
    Luc Bourdon
  • director
    Luc Bourdon
  • research
    Hélène Legault
  • assistant director
    Hélène Legault
  • visual archives research
    Nancy Marcotte
  • director of photography
    Bernard Fougères
  • director of photography - assistant
    Marie-Andrée Pâquet
  • additional camera
    François Beauchemin
  • location sound
    Richard Lavoie
  • additional location sound
    Marcel Chouinard
    Marcel Fraser
  • production assistant
    Toma Parent
  • trainee
    Diana Goudrouffe
  • technical direction
    Francis Youri
  • editing
    Michel Giroux
    Vincent Guignard
  • graphic design
    Paul Martin
  • technical support - editing
    Danielle Raymond
    Isabelle Painchaud
    Pierre Dupont
  • online editing
    Denis Pilon
    Yannick Carrier
  • titles
    Gaspard Gaudreau
  • musical composition
    Michel F. Côté
  • musical composition performer
    Michel F. Côté
    Ellwood Epps
    Guillaume Dostaller
    Pierre-Yves Martel
  • recording studio
    Studio 270
  • special collaboration
    Mathieu Gaudet
  • sound design
    Michel Gauvin
  • dialogue editing
    Marie-Ève Livernoche
  • translation
    Centre national de sous-titrage
  • subtitles
    Centre national de sous-titrage
  • sound effects editing
    Bruno Ouellette
    Michel Gauvin
  • muse
    Joëlle Tétreault
  • re-recording
    Martin Messier
  • production manager
    Luce Roy
  • post-production manager
    Luce Roy
  • assistant to the producer
    Margaux Delattre
    Ginette Joly
    Annick Jutras
  • production accountant
    Lise Pruneau
  • production accountant - assistant
    Donia Arzouni
    Jocelyne Bragdon
    Marie-Soleil Parent-Letendre
  • legal counsel
    Vanessa Loubineau
  • contract manager
    Sylvie Poulin
  • marketing manager
    François Jacques
  • marketing manager - assistance
    Émilie Nguyen Ngoc
    Geneviève Bérard
  • administrator
    Johanne Dubuc
  • production coordinator
    Hélène Regimbal
    Dominique Brunet
  • administrative assistant
    Lise Lévesque
  • technical coordinator
    Richard Cliche
    Daniel Pellerin
  • associate producer
    Maryse Chapdelaine
    Mélanie Lasnier
  • documentary photography
    Bernard Fougères
  • rights clearances
    Michèle Houle
  • producer
    Colette Loumède
    Luce Roy
  • executive producer
    Luc Châtelain
    Lucie Marion



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Ages 14 to 17

Arts Education - Visual Arts
Geography - Territory: Urban
Indigenous Studies - Arts

Take students on a field trip to a museum. Encourage them to note the building’s architecture, and how it is integrated into its surroundings. Does the architecture embody and express the character of the museum? What did students feel during the course of the visit? Ask them to select a work from the permanent collection and research its history, including its journey to the museum.

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