The Museum of contemporary art will remain open until 2020

Le Musée d’art contemporain restera ouvert jusqu’en 2020

Photo: Valérian Mazataud The duty
The flutter in the execution of the work also causes concerns for employees, who do not know how many hours per week they will work in the schedule of the next few months.

The Museum of contemporary art postponed by several months its ambitious renovation project, learned The Duty. The MAC will finally its a day camp of the school break, from 3 to 8 march, and its educational project Seminarts in its traditional areas of Sainte-Catherine street, and present a schedule for the summer of 2019. The spring of the MAC will also be held there in April.

It seems to be logistical problems, in particular linked to the location of the MAC, near the Place des Arts and the Quartier des spectacles, which have delayed the schedule.

The MAC had closed its doors on 21 January, following the original schedule of the renovations. A portion of its business was required to relocate at the Darling Foundry on the same date, but this project has clearly been abandoned.

According to Jean-François Sylvestre, the president of the Montreal-Laval-Montérégie to the Union of the employees of the public service and parastatal of Quebec, employees have made boxes in the last few weeks and may need to have to dispose of them, according to the timetable.

This flutter in the execution of the work also causes concerns for employees, who do not know how many hours per week they will work in the schedule of the next few months. They have had to cope with many changes to the timelines in the last few months. “We have a sixty-odd posts, over a hundred in total if you count the seasonal workers,” says Jean-François Sylvestre.

Mr. Sylvestre is estimated that about thirty people are currently working in MAC and they work part-time.

“It’s not good for us not really” to learn that the renovations are postponed, said Mr. Sylvester.

The collective agreement for employees at the Museum to adjust its employment of personnel as a function of its opening hours.

The areas used by the MAC this summer, in the building of the Sainte-Catherine street, will be reduced, since the rooms had to accommodate part of the collections. But the programming is expected to continue, at the end of the account until the fall of 2020.

The preliminary plans for the transformation have been designed by the consortium of quebec architects Saucier and Perrotte Architects and GLCRM and Associates, Architects. They plan to double the exhibition space of the MAC, which will reach 5000 square meters. The plan also provides for the setting up of a hanging garden, a café and a restaurant. The federal department of canadian Heritage and the ministry of Culture and Communications have each committed up to $ 18.9 million.

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