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Magic at the Museum in Montreal

Looking for a place to visit over the summer? Last month, the McCord Museum in Montreal opened a new exhibit: Illusions – The Art of Magic.

The exhibit features over seventy images on display from one of the world’s largest magic poster collection. The collection was donated to the museum by La Fondation Emmanuelle Gattuso. Here’s a little peek inside:

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Along with the exhibit, they also produced a gorgeous oversize hardcover full-colour catalog reproducing 230 posters from the collection which is available for sale from the Museum Boutique.

The Allan Slaight Awards

Last weekend, as part of the concluding celebration for the Magic Collectors Weekend in Montreal, Magicana gave out this year’s Allan Slaight Awards. The awards were instituted by the Slaight Family Foundation to honour Allan Slaight, a media mogul and philanthropist with a lifelong passion for magic, and to celebrate outstanding achievements in the pursuit of the impossible. This years’ recipients are:

Photo by David Linsell

MAX MAVEN
Lifetime Achievement ($15,000)

DEREK DELGAUDIO*
Sharing Wonder ($15,000)

JOHN LOVICK
Sharing Secrets ($10,000)

EDWARD HILSUM
International Rising Star ($5,000)

ERIC LECLERC*
Canadian Rising Star ($5,000)

*Due do performing commitments, Eric Leclerc and Derek Delgaudio were unable to attend in person.

More information about the Allan Slaight Awards is available at http://www.magicana.com/slaight