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About the collections and the online database

The McCord Museum conserves and presents close to 1,500,000 objects, images and manuscripts that are irreplaceable reflections of the social history and material culture of Montreal, Quebec and Canada. Currently the online collection -- created in collaboration with seven other museums -- is made up of 147,500 artefacts. More than 130,000 artefacts held by the McCord and some 17,500 artefacts held by the partner museums are available for viewing.

Collections Number of artefacts Online
Documentary Art More than 88,000 30,840
Oil paintings, watercolours, pastel and charcoal drawings, miniatures, silhouettes, lithographs, etchings, woodcuts, posters, cartoons, original caricatures and drawings, dating from the 18th century to the present day.
Dress, Fashion and Textiles More than 20,000 980
Clothing and accessories belonging to Canadian men, women and children, covering three centuries; garments from Montreal designers, manufacturers and retailers; quilts, coverlets and other hand-made domestic textiles.
Indigenous Cultures More than 16,000 5,835
Clothing and accessories, domestic objects, hunting and fishing equipment, weapons of war, objects used for transportation, ceremonial items and various forms of artistic expression, archaeological objects.
Material Culture More than 41,000 7,780
Furniture, silver, ceramics, glass, pewter and other metal objects, items related to food preparation and household decoration and management, toys and games, sports equipment, weapons, hunting and fishing tools, folk art and numismatic materials.
Photography More than 1,300,000 83,380
Vintage prints and glass negatives, stereograms, composites and painted photographs of 19th century Canada. Daguerreotypes and other types of early photographic processes, family albums, vernacular photographs, documentary photographs, artist portfolios, cameras and photographic equipment from 1840 to the present day.
Archives More than 310 linear meters 1,320
Correspondence, diaries, minutes, books of account, deeds of sale, maps and plans, dance cards, advertisements, menus and other documents, all reflecting the histories of individuals and families, associations, administrations and businesses, events, and social customs and practices.