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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.

A Magic Convention in Montreal This Month

In three weeks, Magicana is hosting the 44th Magic Collectors Weekend. This convention dedicated to the history of magic, its great practitioners and buried treasures, traditionally held in the US, and is now being mounted in Canada for the first time.

The weekend is scheduled to coincide with the opening of the new exhibit at the McCord Museum, Illusions, which features one of the world’s largest collection of magic posters and other historical articles. Convention delegates will be able to participate in special guided tours and a behind the scenes look at the collection.

As it happens, the building for the McCord Museum used to have another name: The McGill Student Union Building, where many years ago, someone thought it would be a good idea to punch Houdini in the stomach.

Magicana has announced that the Guests of Honour will be Micky Hades and Bill Kalush. The rest of the programming is shrouded in mystery.

The conference is nearly sold out, so if you would like to attend, you can register online.