RBC Art and Heritage Centre

Who we are

    The RBC Art and Heritage Centre recognizes the significant social, artistic, medical and nursing histories of the MUHC hospitals since 1821 in the development of Montreal, and seeks to preserve and highlight existing artefacts and other visual objects from this rich heritage in dedicated exhibition spaces as an integral part of the leading edge healing environment designed for patients, their families and staff at the MUHC.  

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Our mandate

In addition to responsibilities related to the collection and identification of current heritage artefacts and archives, the RBC Art and Heritage Centre is mandated to:

  • Lead decision-making activities regarding all future acquisitions related to the MUHC’s heritage, including collection development,
  • Recommend strategic objectives for the management of and public access to the MUHC heritage collection, including the Centre’s dedicated annual budget, volunteers and promotional program development,
  • Work collaboratively with the Transition Support Office, and continue to coordinate regularly with the Planning Office, Legacy Committee, its subcommittees and the Marketing Department,
  • Coordinate regularly with MUHC Communications to ensure a unified, efficient and professional approach to the promotion of the MUHC’s social and artistic history,
  • Programming built around the collection will assist in creating the HEALING environment for our patients and their families while also offering them positive diversions, and aesthetic, engaging and educational opportunities for our staff, and visitors.