“The world in mind”: a mind-blowing tour of the globe

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<p> In the foreground, a Tanggoi protection and/or ritual hat (Dayak population) made of plant fibers and beads. </p>
<p>Hats, headdresses and headgear are featured at the Pointe-à-Callière museum with the exhibition <em>Le monde en tête, la collection Antoine de Galbert</em>, an activity that interested enthusiasts alike. fashion e.s and budding anthropologists than young families. </p>
<p>Bringing together some 300 headgear from some fifty countries and telling the story of more than 200 peoples, this exhibition is drawn from a collection that the French philanthropist Antoine de Galbert built up over thirty years and which has was given in 2017 to the Musée des Confluences in Lyon. A first in North America and an exclusive, says Pointe-à-Callière's General Manager, Anne Élisabeth Thibault. </p>
<p>The public can admire the plurality of cultures from the four corners of the world thanks to this exhibition composed of headbands, bonnets, calots, skullcaps, hoods, helmets, caps, hats, crowns, tiaras, tiaras, toques and turbans, essentially dated from the end from the 19th to the beginning of the 21st century.  </p>
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The world in mind, a thematic route unfolding on the two floors of the Maison-des-Marins. Photo: Jason Paré, Metro

At all stages of life

If in some cases, the headdress or the head adornment emphasizes the rank or power of a person, they also play a role during important stages of an individual's life, such as birth, marriage, death or even circumcision.  < /p>

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<p>Circumcised hat <em>gabara</em> or <em>ponto ganza</em> from the Central African Republic. Photo: Jason Paré, Métro </p>
<p>They can also have a utilitarian function, as in the case of the hunter's helmet which, beyond its protective role, also serves as a bowl for drinking or eating. </p>
<p>Made of fabrics, feathers, pearls, wood, metals, precious stones or even hair, the headgear is presented in a thematic journey unfolding on the two floors of the Maison-des-Marins and is accompanied various videos explaining the habits and customs of the peoples concerned. </p>
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Called perak, the headdresses of Ladakh women can include more than 200 turquoises and weigh up to 7 kilos. Photo: Jason Paré, Metro

For the whole family

Pointe-à-Callière has not forgotten families. In addition to small fun terminals allowing you to virtually design the hat of your dreams, many activities will be offered during the holiday season and during spring break. 

Thus, in December, workshops of creation will allow you to familiarize yourself with certain recurring motifs of the headgear in the exhibition and to learn about various manufacturing techniques. 

For spring break, the museum wishes to appease the most curious. ers – and gourmets – since shows, tales and culinary animations will allow you to discover the traditions of the cultures represented in the exhibition. 

The exhibition Le monde en tête, la collection Antoine de Galbert at Pointe-à-Callière ends on March 23, 2023. 

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