Satellite exhibitions

Fenêtres sur l’immigration (Windows onto immigration)

Exhibition in French only

From October 12 to 26, 2018


At cégep André-Laurendeau
3rd floor lobby
1111, rue Lapierre, LaSalle

“Stories of immigration are always tales of courage.”
José-Louis JACOME, Portugal, arrived in 1958

Montrealers from immigrant backgrounds confide in you. Each person’s story is a window onto the realities of immigration. Why did they come to Montréal? Did they experience culture shock? What steps allowed them to take root here? Their assembled stories reveal a multifaceted city that evolves at the rhythm of successive communities and generations.

This exhibition was created by the Centre d’histoire de Montréal from its own collections of interviews.

It is composed of 6 freestanding modules addressing 6 themes and questions.

1. A city, far away. How did you imagine Montréal before arriving?
2. Immigrating: between hopes and reality. Why immigrate to Montréal?
3. First impressions, infinite comparisons. Is Montréal disorienting?
4. Settling in, taking root. How do you get your bearings and find help in Montréal?
5. Challenges and prospects. How do you remake your life in Montréal?
6. Belonging and identities. What bridges have you created between here and there?

An exhibition that moves

L’exposition Fenêtres sur l’immigration will be exhibited in many spaces across the island of Montréal:

  • cégep André-Laurendeau from October 12 to 26, 2018
  • Collège de Maisonneuve from November 27 to December 2, 2018
  • bibliothèque interculturelle from December 4 to 19, 2018
  • bibliothèque de Parc-Extension from January 4 to 30, 2019
  • école secondaire Saint-Laurent from February 1 to 27, 2019
  • bibliothèque de Cartierville from March 12 to April 7, 2019
  • bibliothèque Benny from April 9 to May 5, 2019
  • bibliothèque Père-Ambroise from May 7 to June 4, 2019
  • bibliothèque Jacqueline-De-Repentigny from July 3 to 31, 2019

This exhibition was financed under the terms of the Entente sur le développement culturel de Montréal between the City of Montréal and the Government of Québec.