About the MEM

The Centre d’histoire de Montréal has transformed into the MEM – Centre des mémoires montréalaises, a new museum and civic space.

Montrealers recount the city’s history

The MEM – Centre des mémoires montréalaises mobilizes Montreal’s inhabitants, who in turn help highlight the value of the city’s plural identities. We collect and present first-hand accounts from a range of communities to tell the history of Montreal.

To carry out its mission, the MEM prioritizes citizens’ voices, past and present. We capture the essence of “Montreality” -- the many different facets of the city in all their diversity. Whether you hail from Montreal or have adopted the city as your own, you’re part of its history. The MEM wants to hear your voice and share your memories. We celebrate the pride of being a Montrealer with you and thanks to you!

Opening in 2022, but many MEM activities are already available online or near you in 2021!

In 2022, the MEM will welcome you at the corner of rue Sainte-Catherine and boulevard Saint-Laurent, in downtown Montreal. You’ll discover public spaces, exhibitions, a cabaret, a boutique-café, and various rental spaces available for use.

Until then, the MEM is carrying out activities in various Montreal neighbourhoods while gathering feedback from the population. There are also online activities ranging from podcasts to educational programs. And if you’re an avid shutterbug, check out our annual photo competition!

Our mission

Our mission is to encourage an appreciation for the diversity of Montrealers’ identities and their histories through authentic, inclusive human experiences in which citizens gather and tell their stories.

Our values

With openness and empathy, we place citizens’ voices at the heart of our actions. We are making the MEM accessible to everyone and are sensitive to Montreal’s diverse realities. We want to bring the city’s inhabitants together to share authentic local histories and foster collaborative, interactive, and innovative initiatives. We attach great importance to our environment and endeavour to facilitate responsible, sustainable cohabitation in our city.

Our commitment

The MEM team collaborates with the many voices of passionately committed citizens with the aim of building a cultural project that reflects Montreal’s diverse realities.

Our team

Annabelle Laliberté
Division Head

Catherine Charlebois
Section Director – Chief Curator

Laure Barrachina
Educational and Cultural Programs Officer

Annick Brabant
Special Activity Director
Coordonator, You’re Part of History!

Marie-Anne Gagnon

André Gauvreau
Cultural Events Assistant - Communication

Miguel Landry
Technical Manager

Geneviève Larouche
Exhibition Manager

Josée Lefebvre
Coordinator, Citizen and Community Outreach

Valérie Menguy
Project Manager

Stéphanie Mondor
Technical Manager – Production

Sophie Poirier

Lucie Pouliot
Secretary – Administrative Unit

Ophélie Raffin
Communications Officer

Linda Rougeau
Cultural Events Assistant

Véronique Vigneault
Text Writing and Dissemination

Robert Tyler Wood
Special Activity Director