For decades, advances in technology and economic growth have led us to transform our ways of life. Despite all the positive aspects of this growth, studies show that collectively, our level of stress and anxiety continues to increase, and our hectic pace of life always give us an impression of lacking time.
In 2018-2019, the Archives Centre and the Museum Storage Facility at Le Monastère des Augustines received financial assistance from the Department of Canadian Heritage’s Museum Assistance Program (MAP) to optimize storage conditions for collections and archives. Many storage structures were installed, which freed up space while improving the quality of the storage conditions.
When the monastery of the Hôtel-Dieu de Québec was rehabilitated, the artisans had a real consensus about the way the building should be; the old wings were the first thing where they focussed their work. Naturally, the highlight of the Augustinians architectural legacy was guided by their intangible, social and spiritual heritage.
During the month of June, asparagus and lobster season are in full swing in Québec. To make the most of these two delicious, seasonal and local ingredients, why not enjoy a tasty blend of the two? Jean-Mathieu Leclerc, Chef at Le Monastère’s Restaurant, has provided this delicious lobster and asparagus charlotte recipe. It’s a fresh recipe showcasing Québec products!
Art lovers may be surprised to learn that there are works by famous painters in the Monastère des Augustines’ collection. One of these painters was Claude François, better known as Frère Luc (1614-1685). Let’s see in detail one of his works that can be discovered as part of the thematic visit Fine Arts at Le Monastère des Augustines, and see why Frère Luc is an important figure in Quebec art history.
Every month, an object from the heritage bequest by the Augustinian community is selected by the museum storage facility and archives center teams. Featured this month: a glass tube with an handwritten note.