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Exhibitions

The Québec Parliament Building and the National Assembly Library regularly house thematic exhibitions

Current Exhibitions

Fleurdelisé, rassembleur depuis 75 ans!

Exposition Fleurdelisé, rassembleur depuis 75 ans!Le fleurdelisé flotte pour la première fois sur la tour centrale de l'hôtel du Parlement le 21 janvier 1948. Ce jour-là, Maurice Duplessis fait adopter, avec modifications, une proposition de drapeau qui fait de plus en plus l'unanimité chez les Québécois, le carillon moderne. Il s'agit d'une version remaniée d'une proposition faite en 1902 par le curé du village de St-Jude, près de Saint-Hyacinthe, Elphège Filiatrault.  De l'aveu même de son créateur, cette proposition de « drapeau nouveau pour un peuple nouveau » est librement inspirée de la bannière de Carillon, qui, croyait-on à l'époque, avait flotté lors de la victoire des troupes françaises sur les Britanniques à Fort Carillon en 1758.

Afin de souligner le 75e anniversaire de cette adoption, l'Assemblée nationale présente l'exposition Fleurdelisé, rassembleur depuis 75 ans! qui est déployée dans le pavillon d'accueil. Pour l'occasion, les visiteurs pourront admirer des documents d'archives et des objets patrimoniaux, dont l'ancêtre du fleurdelisé, conçu par le curé Filiatrault en 1902, drapeau classé bien patrimonial par le ministère de la Culture et des Communications le 8 février 2018.

Exposition présentée jusqu'au 26 janvier 2024.

Find out more about this exhibition (French only)

Exhibition: Cyrille Duquet, the Parliament’s first clockmaker 

Quebecer Cyrille Duquet was a clockmaker, jeweller, optician and inventor who played a significant role in the management of time at the Parliament Building from the late 19th century to the early 20th century. Duquet died in Québec City on December 1, 1922. One hundred years after his death, his legacy lives on in the Parliament Building, and the National Assembly is proud to commemorate this exceptional figure by way of this exhibition.

Find out more about the exhibition (French only)

Permanent Exhibitions

From Chapel to Parliament

This exhibition, presented in the reception pavilion, consists of engravings, stereoscopic cards, manuscripts and heritage objects recounting the history of the parliaments located in the city of Québec from 1792 to today.

 

Comprendre-Ressentir-Agir-Inspirer (Understand-Feel-Act-Inspire)

Located in the Parliament Building and divided into four zones, this exhibition provides an overview of Parliament Hill and the people who contribute to democratic life in Quebec.

The Comprendre zone contains a large transparent model showing aspects of the Parliament Building in its physical environment. The interpretive panels on one side tell you about the designer of the building, Eugène-Étienne Taché, and, on the other side, the way the urban environment on Parliament Hill has changed over the years.

The Ressentir zone invites you to appreciate the talent of the generations of Québec artists who have contributed to the Parliament Building’s decor. In addition to the paintings, the artists created many different emblematic art forms with glass, wood, stone and bronze.

The main purpose of the Agir zone is to show the various ways you can participate in Québec’s political and parliamentary life.

The Inspirer zone highlights the importance of artists’ social and political engagement in all forms of civic life. Thanks to their original ways of looking at the world and their works, artists are unique witnesses to their time, and in some cases powerful inspirational forces for change.

 

Virtual Exhibitions

Take a fascinating trip through time by exploring virtual exhibitions that showcase documents and objects from the National Assembly's heritage collection.

To make the most of your virtual experience, adjust your screen resolution to 1280 x 1024 pixels. Please note that some files are heavy and downloading them, especially the video clips, may take a while.