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Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

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Appointments & departures

'We are not a suburb of Paris': incoming director of Montreal Museum of Fine Arts champions a North American identity

Stéphane Aquin is taking over after Nathalie Bondil’s controversial dismissal

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Appointments

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts appoints new director

Stéphane Aquin faces the challenge of restoring stability after Nathalie Bondil’s disputed removal

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Museums & Heritage

Quebec Culture Minister promises overhaul of Montreal Museum of Fine Arts after independent report cites governance issues

The redacted report suggests major changes, including the creation of an ethics committee or a reduction in the board’s size

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Museums

Chair of Montreal Museum of Fine Arts steps down as former director sues over unfair dismissal

Michel de la Chenelière is not seeking term renewal as controversy over Nathalie Bondil's departure rumbles on

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Museum directors

Employees at Montreal Museum of Fine Arts argue that director’s ouster was justified

In a letter, over 100 current and former staff members say she presided over chaos, harassment and intimidation

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Museums

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts placed on 'concerned status' over sacking of director

Canada Council for the Arts will monitor the crisis following Nathalie Bondil’s dismissal, which could put the museum's public funding at risk

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Controversies

Musée d'Orsay cuts ties with Montreal Museum of Fine Arts over sacking of director Nathalie Bondil

International museum leaders speak out against the treatment of "the best, most dynamic, and most innovative art museum director in North America"

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Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts offers ‘a contemporary gaze’ at ancient objects in a new wing

Museum will juxtapose archaeological finds with recent pieces in an “Art of One World” gallery

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In the frame

Hand of totem pole stolen from the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is returned with apology note

The anonymous letter noted that culprits were very sorry and “not in a sober state of mind”

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Deaccessioning

Anonymous donor steps in to pay hefty penalty for the National Gallery of Canada’s botched Chagall sale

The rushed deaccessioning—to fund the acquisition of another work from neighbouring Quebec—raised a storm of criticism

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Exhibitions

The emperor strikes back: Montreal show revisits the splendour and romanticism of Napoleon’s court

More than a display of splendour, the exhibition examines how the court functioned as an institution of propaganda, shaping and promoting images of imperial power

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Edouard Vuillard

Landmark Vuillard exhibition at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Rather than sticking to his traditional oeuvre, the show demonstrates how Vuillard embraced stylistic risk-taking and the avant-garde

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Exhibitions

From Raphael to Tiepolo: Three centuries of Italian masterpieces come together at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

The decadent show includes works from the Budapest Museum of Dine Arts, and is open until 4 August

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Restitution

Co-ownership rejected by Budapest Museum of Fine Arts for alleged war loot

Montreal Museum maintains they bought the Vasari in good faith