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 2023, but many MEM activities are already available online or near you !
In 2023, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Section Director – Chief Curator
Educational and Cultural Programs Officer
Special Activity Director
Coordonator, You’re Part of History!
Francis M. Desmarais
Cyr Parmentier Djakpo
Writing and Dissemination
Cultural Events Assistant - Communication
Coordinator, Citizen and Community Outreach
Secretary – Administrative Unit
Technical Manager – Production
Cultural Events Assistant - Reservations
Assistant technical manager
Robert Tyler Wood
Visitor Experience Team Leader