"Living the Islands, Living on the Islands"
The exhibition « Living the Islands » requires a double glance. The first – a glance on history – will roam horizontally over the islands, from their first settlement, through their joys and hardship, to living the Island today. The seconde – a glance on ethnology – will be directed vertically on the walls, where objects and pictures from the past coupled with various models and art works show how Magdalen Islands have adapted their daily life to insularity with trade, fishing, sailing…
"Prompter with big head, who are you?"
In May, 2008, a Big Sperm Whale came to run aground on the beach of the North, just before Pointe-aux-Loups. Its death was quickly noticed A group of Islanders, in association with the Aquarium of the Islands, thought it was their chance to finally have the opportunity to exhibit a Sperm Whale skeleton in the Islands. Three men took the project in charge, Mr Claude Bourque, Pierre-Henry Fontaine and Paul Grégoire.
The twenty volunteers needed three days to dismember the carcass of this marine mammal. Afterwards, two important steps were to begin: the cleaning of bones and reassembly of this bone puzzle. It is only six years later, is in December, 2014, that the 215 bones made their entrance to the hall of the Musée de la Mer.