Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec
|BAnQ and Wikimedia Canada, Award of Excellence International Outreach
|Wikimedia Canada is now now located in Gilles-Hocquart building|
October 2015, Wikimedia Canada and BAnQ Vieux-Montréal discuss a new archive project and March 2016 begins the massive upload of files; After the Conrad Poirier (2014) and Champlain Marcil (2015) funds, it was the turn of the Félix Barrière Collection (circa 1900-1940). More than a thousand files are made available to wikimedians and potentially place the images in Wikipedia articles or other brother projects.
On December 1, 2016, the agreement signed between Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec and Wikimedia Canada takes effect. Located in the mythical Gilles-Hocquart building, BAnQ Vieux-Montréal generously offers an office space to Wikimedia Canada, and the association becomes domiciled at 535 Viger Avenue East, Montreal, Quebec H2L 2P3. The signed agreement is for a five-year term, renewable.
Coincidence, on the same day that the agreement comes into effect, Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec wins an award at the Excellence ceremony 2016 of the Institute of Public Administration of Quebec: International Outreach Award. Pictured from left to right: Michel Lafleur, Assistant Deputy Minister for Bilateral Affairs, Department of International Relations and La Francophonie; Sophie Montreuil, BAnQ; Florian Daveau, BAnQ; Maureen Clapperton, BAnQ; Frédéric Giuliano, BAnQ; Claire Séguin, BAnQ; Christiane Barbe, President and CEO, BAnQ; Hélène Laverdure, BAnQ; Benoit Rochon, President, Wikimedia Canada; Jean-Stéphane Bernard, Deputy Minister, Department of International Relations and La Francophonie; Hélène Cadieux, BAnQ.