"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. The quickly noticed death, the group of Madelinot, in association with the aquarium of Islands, it is said that the luck had finally managed being able to expose to Islands a skeleton of sperm whale. Three men take then the orders of the project and manage the group of volunteers. It is Mren Claude Bourque, Pierre-Henry Fontaine and Paul Grégoire. 

Twenty volunteers mirror three days to dismember the carcass of the marine mammal. This is when began two very important phases: the cleaning of bones and reassembly of this osseous puzzle. It is only more than six years later, is in December, 2014, than 215 bones make their entrance to the hall.

Skeleton of sperm whale and its teeth of ivory

Skeleton of sperm whale and its teeth of ivory

Interactive and playful exhibition

Interactive and playful exhibition