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Mapping the Mosaic Launched at McCord Museum

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--March 21, 2013.

larger_img_2876.jpgQAHN launched its "Mapping the Mosaic" website in grand style on Tuesday night at the McCord Museum in Montreal.

Over 60 guests crowded the theatre at the McCord to hear Project Manager Geoff Agombar take them on a virtual tour of the new site, which is a dynamic, interactive digital mapping resource which allows contributors to upload their own personal memories, histories, photos, and audio-visual materials pertaining to Montreal's local neighbourhoods and cultural communities.

larger_img_2884.jpgQAHN President Kevin O'Donnell was on hand to introduce the guests to QAHN, to provide some context to the Mapping website, and to thank the Department of Canadian Heritage for generously funding the project.

The president also congratulated the project team -- Geoff Agombar, QAHN's Montreal Committee, and François Guillet of the Quebec-Labrador Foundation, which was contracted to help develop the site -- for their excellent work.

larger_img_2900_0.jpgAlso present were QAHN Vice-President Simon Jacobs, Board member Rick Smith, Montreal Committee Chair Rod MacLeod, and QAHN Executive Director Matthew Farfan. Heritage and cultural groups from around Montreal and its suburbs, as well as individual contributors to the project and interested members of the public, were also on hand.

larger_img_2901.jpgJudging by the enthusiasm of those who have already explored the new site or contributed to it, and by the amount of media coverage the project has received, "Mapping the Mosaic" is already a big success.

To visit the new website, click here!