From the Lands of Asia - a world premiere at Pointe-à-Callière

MONTRÉAL, Nov. 16, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - In a world premiere, From the Lands of Asia. The Sam and Myrna Myers Collection will be featured at Pointe-à-Callière, the Montréal Archaeology and History Complex from November 17, 2016 to March 19, 2017. Some 450 exceptional objects will offer an uncommon perspective of the vast sweep of East Asian history.

Part of a larger collection of some 5,000 works of Asian art, including one of the world's most extensive private collections of ancient jade, the exhibition also includes a selection of pieces from classical antiquity, ivories, impressive Buddhist icons, porcelain, and silks.

"The Sam and Myrna Myers Collection is a wonderful opportunity to experience some faraway places," explains Pointe-à-Callière's executive director, Francine Lelièvre. "It's a real privilege to have access to such a collection, filled with rare and precious objects, right here in Montréal."

"I often say that the mere sight of a wonderful work of art thrills me, and it is with this intrinsic passion that Myrna and I built our collection," relates Sam Myers. "I want to thank Madam Lelièvre and her team for choosing to present it in Montréal for the first time and for providing this special look at Asian culture in all its wealth and variety."

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SOURCE Pointe-à-Callière, Montreal Museum of Archaelogy and History

Image with caption: "In a world premiere, From the Lands of Asia. The Sam and Myrna Myers Collection will be featured at Pointe-à-Callière, the Montréal Archaeology and History Complex from November 17, 2016 to March 19, 2017. Some 450 exceptional objects will offer an uncommon perspective of the vast sweep of East Asian history. (CNW Group/Pointe-à-Callière, Montreal Museum of Archaelogy and History)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20161116_C6395_PHOTO_EN_820699.jpg

For further information: Pascale Dudemaine, Communications Advisor, Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Archaeology and History Complex, 350, place Royale, Montréal (Québec) Canada H2Y 3Y5, T. 514 872-2687, C. 514 439-6519

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