Montreal’s Fashion Museum closes, merges with McCord Museum

Montreal’s Fashion Museum, Quebec’s only museum dedicated to fashion and textile arts, has closed its doors, but not all is lost.

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The institution, formerly known as the Musée du costume et du textile du Québec until early 2016, will be joining forces with Montreal’s McCord Museum.
 
The McCord Museum shares a similar mission to preserve and promote Quebec and Canadian costume and textiles, and is equally recognized as home of the largest museum collection of Canadian fashion and costume.
 
“This merger will not only expand our collection, it will boost our efforts to further raise the profile of Montreal and Quebec fashion designers and couturiers and position Montreal as a fashion city," said Suzanne Sauvage, President and Chief Executive Officer of the McCord Stewart Museum. 
 
"I believe it is important to consolidate our strengths to stimulate cooperation and collaboration with the goal of promoting the fashion industry as a whole, both locally and internationally. This merger with the McCord Museum will give us the best possible chance to accomplish things that were previously impossible," added Jean-Claude Poitras, the Fashion Museum board chairman.
 
The Fashion Museum, which officially closed December 31, 2017, will officially become part of the McCord Stewart Museum. Its collection of over 7,000 garments, accessories and textiles will be housed with the McCord Museum’s collection of some 20,000 such objects.
 
Two members of the Fashion Museum board of directors, Jean-Claude Poitras, and Véronique Morin, CIRC, will join the McCord Stewart Museum board, while The McCord Museum is also welcoming the Fashion Museum staff. 

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