As promised in October by the Board of Montreal Museum Directors, the
Montreal City of Glass event has begun to shine brightly over Montreal

MONTREAL, Feb. 2 /CNW Telbec/ - Today marks the launch of this year's grand cultural event, Montreal City of Glass: a Tale of Innovation, produced in collaboration with the Montreal Science Centre. Today's launch provides a taste of this event's sparkling program.

At a press conference hosted by the spokesperson for the Montreal Museums Day and Montreal City of Glass Pénélope McQuade, Executive Director Manon Blanchette highlighted the exceptional character of this unique cultural event that is sure to make Montreal shine brightly, both locally and internationally. Under the direction of the Board, celebrating the 24th anniversary of its collaboration with Montreal museums, over forty cultural networks which include 24 museums have created a diverse program of events. From now until the end of December 2010, Montrealers and tourists alike will be able to explore glass in all its forms through hundreds of activities, exhibitions, guided tours, workshops and talks. Through the themes of Art, Architecture, Science and History, the event will offer venues through which to better understand humanity's first integrative medium that dates back more than 5,000 years. As added value, the Board offers an event passport (the Montreal Museums Pass, available in three flexible formats), hotel and transportation packages, a photo competition and the Montreal Museums Day (May 30, 2010) which will offer its own take on the multiplicity of glass forms.

This event's indispensable partners are the Ministère de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition feminine and the City of Montreal, the Ministère du Tourisme du Québec and Tourisme Montréal while Quebecor, Metromédia, Pattison, Traffic et Alstom, alongside Antoine Laoun Opticiens and Essilor, have also stepped up as event contributors, without which this inspiring and ambitious project would not have been possible.

All program details and updates will be available year round on the event's bilingual website or, or by phoning the Ministère du Tourisme du Québec at 1-877-350-2010.

2010 will truly mark the year that glass explodes into a thousand creations and discoveries all over Montreal.

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SOURCE Board of Montreal Museum Directors

For further information: For further information: Frédérique Guéguen, Board of Montreal Museum Directors, (514) 845-6873, ext. 205

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