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Mission and Policies


and Policies

History of the Museum

The Musée des Hospitalières de l’Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal was founded by the Hospitallers of Saint Joseph community in 1992. It is located is the old chaplain’s residency of the Hospitallers’ convent complex, located between the chapel and the Hôtel-Dieu buildings. The Museum project was conceived and set in motion by the community, and more specifically by the institution’s founder, S. Thérèse Payer, to give Montrealers access to the Hospitallers’ impressive collection.


The Museum’s mission is currently being redefined.

Sustainable Development Policy

The Musée des Hospitalières de l’Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal is committed to respond to growing ecological issues. By adopting an updated vision of sustainable development, the Museum reaffirms its adherence to the SMQ’s charter and the principles of sustainable development. The institution will frame its actions and decisions according to five guiding principles:

  • Equity and social solidarity
  • Participation and commitment
  • Access to knowledge
  • Protection of cultural heritage
  • Responsible production and consumption