MONTREAL, Dec. 4, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - On December 9, 2014, the new Dufresne-Nincheri Museum will inaugurate its museum complex with the official opening of the Nincheri Studio, the oldest stained glass workshop still in existence in Québec, and will present the new permanent exhibit at Château Dufresne. Without a doubt, the crowning glory of this exhibit is the prestigious collection of royal and imperial items and paintings owned by Alexandre de Bothuri and Élaine Bédard.
The Parcours des collectionneurs, la Mémoire des objets (Collectors' hall, items to remember), which is integrated into the new permanent exhibit at Château Dufresne, presents 47 historical items and paintings that previously belonged to such famous personalities as Jeanne d'Arc, Louis XV, Madame du Barry, Marie-Antoinette, Rodolphe II, Pauline Borghèse, Napoleon I and Josephine. This is the first time these items have been presented together in a North American museum, namely Château Dufresne, which features Beaux-Arts style French architecture, directly inspired by the Petit Trianon in Versailles.
When : Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Nincheri Studio official inauguration
1832, boul. Pie-IX, Montréal
Reception and presentation of the new permanent exhibit at Château Dufresne
2929, avenue Jeanne-d'Arc (métro Pie-IX)
In the presence of:
Nincheri Family members
Mrs Élaine Bédard and Mr Alexandre de Bothuri, collectors.
Mrs Manon Gauthier, Executive committee member and responsible for the Culture, City of Montréal.
Mr Réal Ménard, Mayor of the Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve borough.
Mr Marc Poirier, Chair of the Board of Directors, Dufresne-Nincheri Museum.
SOURCE: Musée Dufresne-Nincheri
For further information: Media relations: Louis M., 514-984-0622, [email protected]; Source: Paul Labonne, Executive Director, [email protected], http://www.chateaudufresne.com/PagesFr/chateau-dufresne-presse.htm