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Future of religious archives: time is running out

News - November 2nd, 2020
Photo: Archives Présence / P. Vaillancourt
Photo: Archives Présence / P. Vaillancourt

"The archives are less visible than the churches", readily admits Simon Bissonnette, the general director of the Foundation archives and religious heritage of Greater Montreal. But the thousands of documents, maps, photographs and books that religious communities and dioceses have accumulated over the years, if not centuries, "are just as important" as the churches, convents and buildings that house them.

“But it is urgent to be concerned about it,” he repeated during the conference on religious archives organized on Wednesday, October 28, 20202 by the Quebec Religious Heritage Council (CPRQ).

Read Presence info's article, by François Gloutnay

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