Musée de l'Amérique francophone

Quebec City, Canada

Musée de l'Amérique francophone

The Musée de l'Amérique francophone (Museum of French-Speaking America), formerly the Musée de l'Amérique française, is situated in the Old Quebec neighbourhood of Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. It is Canada's oldest museum. Its collection contains books from Séminaire de Québec's library, some of which were published in the 16th century and others which were placed in a restricted section called Enfer ('Hell' in French). It also contains artifacts from Cyprus, paintings, first-edition publications of The Birds of America and Encyclopédie, and a recreation of the organ from Cathedral-Basilica of Notre-Dame de Québec. The museum's collection has been managed by the Musée de la civilisation since 1995.

The museum opened on 22 October 1806 as Musée du Séminaire and is the oldest museum in Canada. In 1993, Musée du Séminaire changed its name to Musée de l'Amérique française. In 1995, the museum became part of the Musée de la civilisation. In 2013 the museum was renamed to Musée de l'Amérique francophone as part of Musée de la civilisation's campaign to modernise its image.

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