The Morrin Centre hosts a talk on three mysterious artifacts, including one of its own…

The Morrin Centre hosts a talk on three mysterious artifacts, including one of its own…

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MorrinCentre_Logo_RedQuebec City, May 14, 2013 – A museum’s mandate to display collections and educate the public through objects is well-known. However, the museum’s role to conserve those objects is forgotten or misunderstood. This presentation will help explain the role of the conservator through the fascinating stories of three objects, including a 10,000 year-old walrus skull found buried in the backyard of a farm house just outside Montreal; an ancient necklace and pipe found together, and whose incredible tale involves a police investigation, a lost culture, René Lévesque and a construction crew; and a grisly artifact from the Morrin Centre’s very own collection.

Jean Dendy and Blandine Daux, conservators from the archaeology and ethnographic conservation lab at the Centre de Conservation du Québec, will share inside information and reveal secrets invisible to the untrained eye on Tuesday, May 28 at 7 p.m. at the Morrin Centre.

Admission to this illustrated lecture is free.
To reserve, please contact us at 418-694-9147 or

About the Morrin Centre
The Morrin Centre is an English-language cultural centre that promotes the heritage of the English-speaking community of Quebec City, fosters cultural exchange and offers a wide range of activities including library services, guided tours, readings by prominent authors, writing workshops, a writers’ festival and much more. This 200 year-old building, listed as a National Historic Site, is managed by the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec.

Morrin Centre
44 Chaussée des Écossais
Quebec City, QC G1R 4H3

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