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Paule Renaud participated in many museum studies and programming exercises. She also was producer or coproducer of many permanent and temporary exhibitions in museums, interpretation centres and other related cultural institutions: Annecy Urban Interpretive System in Annecy, Haute-Savoie, Museum of French Emigration to Canada in Tourouvre, France, Agrotouristical Centre of Sainte-Croix QC, Montreal Museum of Archaeology and History Pointe-à-Callière, Hennebont National Stud Farm in Brittany, Maple Museum in Plessisville QC, Les Cadiens exhibition at the Cultural Centre in Havre-Saint-Pierre QC, Acadian Museum in Bonaventure, Eric Tabarly Sail City in Lorient, France, Civilization Museum in Quebec City, Religions Museum in Nicolet QC, Marsil Museum in Saint-Lambert, National St. Lawrence Shipwrecks Museum in Baie-Trinité, Abenaki Museum in Odanak, House of Folklife and Traditions project in Montreal, McCord Museum of Canadian History in Montreal, Grenoble Innovation City project, First Nation Garden at the Montreal Botanical Garden, etc.


museologist, museum education specialist and exhibition planner-producer

In the 1980s, she worked for Muséart and IMI – Intervenants en muséologie et interprétation – with responsibility for research, training, special projects, and coordination of a major exhibition programming project for the Civilization Museum in Quebec City, then under construction. She also taught at Université du Québec in Montreal, at the level of Master in museology, and worked as a researcher for the Groupe de  recherche en patrimoine of UQAM. In 1983-1984, she was given the task of organizing the 1st International Workshop of new museology « Ecomuseums, New museologies » which was held in Montreal, in Quebec City and in Haute-Beauce. This was a starting point for Quebec museology. At the international level, it created MINOM – the International Movement for New Museology – an organization still affiliated to ICOM and UNESCO.

Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in art history and museology obtained from Montreal University in 1986.  Vice-President of Cultura bureau d'études, Paule Renaud is a seasoned specialist in new museology and cultural animation. She has more than 25 years of practical experience as she has worked since 1983 in museum planning, interpretation, heritage projects and production of thematic exhibitions and multimedia presentations.

She also worked on various projects such as the conception of a major cultural facility on Nantes Island, development proposals for the great paleontological site of Sansan, in Gers Department in France, Old Windmill Park at Pointe-aux-Trembles, Claude-Henri Grignon Museum in St. Jerome, Parc de l’imaginaire at Village québécois d'antan in Drummondville, Walbridge Barn Museum in Mystic and Missisquoi Museum at Stanbridge East, Rimouski Regional Museum, old A. C. Davie Shipyards in Lévis, multimedia show at the Village historique de Val-Jalbert, Nivard de Saint-Dizier House in Verdun and its important archaeological site, Old Homestead project for the Eaton Corner Museum, and so many other studies and projects.