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Marie-Hélène Raymond

Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec

Recreating the MNBAQ at Home: The Quarantine Project (in French)

Randolph Stanley Hewton, Rêverie (around 1929)// Interpretation of Rêverie by Violaine Champoux
Credit: Musée national des beaux arts du Québec
Photo: MNBAQ, Idra Labrie//Photo: Maude Lévesque
During the lockdown (March and April 2020), all over the world we witnessed the blooming of artworks recreated at home, using everyday objects. The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ) joined the trend at the beginning and launched a call to reinterpret the works of its collection. We are very pleased to discover the creativity of our Facebook and Instagram communities. Among the various elements of the MNBAQ’s vast mission one finds: to propose varied exhibitions and educational and cultural activities to various communities of the milieu by joining forces with them and by fostering discovery and experiences. Given that accessibility is an ongoing concern for the Museum and that one of the main guidelines of our strategic planning is community engagement, this project certainly met this objective.

Marie-Hélène Raymond has been working in the field of communications and media for over twenty years. In keeping with her great interest in Web-based strategies, she has set up and developed a social media presence for the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec over the last 10 years. An enthusiast of new technologies, she now holds the position of digital strategy coordinator, thus ensuring the deployment of the MNBAQ’s digital dissemination and engagement strategy. As a member of the innovation cell, she accompanies the Museum’s teams in the co-creation and Design Thinking processes so as to position the organization as a leader both by way of its practices and projects.