2022 AGM Highlights

Faits saillants de l'AGA 2022

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Gaspé, April 19, 2022 - The Musée de la Gaspésie held its Annual General Meeting on Thursday, April 14. The Director General of the Museum, Martin Roussy, as well as the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Jean-Marie Fallu, presented the institution's 2021 annual report to the twenty or so members present in person or via Zoom.

During the meeting, the members ratified the new General Regulations which mark an update of the governance at the museum. There were four director positions to be filled. The following people were elected by acclamation: Jean-Marie Fallu, Andréanne Gauthier (who are continuing their mandate) and a new administrator, Pascale Deschamps. One position remains vacant.

2021 Highlights

  • Launch of the new permanent exhibition At the confluence of worlds with a budget of more than one million dollars;
  • Adoption of a 10-year strategic plan with an action plan up to 2025;
  • Renewal of the sustainable development policy and adoption of a three-year action plan;
  • Launch of a new visual identity;
  • Launch of new websites for the Museum and for the Gaspésie Magazine in October 2021;
  • Dismantling of the Le grand large exhibition during the low season (November to April), in order to find the space in the large hall to welcome our visitors during our activities;
  • Major renovation of Gaspésienne #20;
  • Launch of the temporary exhibition Cher Léo on the popular art artist Léo Lapierre who will settle permanently for the next two years;
  • Relaunch of a new exhibition on La Bolduc which will be presented in 4 museums in 3 Canadian provinces;
  • Celebration of the 200th issue of Magazine Gaspésie published since 1963;
  • Resumption of the Christmas market with 50 Gaspé artisans;
  • Investment for the expansion of the Boutique which will be able to accommodate more customers in addition to generating more revenue;
  • Investment of nearly $300,000 in several essential (and sometimes urgent) upgrades to our infrastructure;
  • Process of the working committee on pay equity and the establishment of a salary scale;
  • Review of governance with the updating of the General Regulations and the delegation of powers;

Get closer to the people here
In addition to carrying out several major projects, the Museum has made every effort to get closer to Gaspesians. In developing his 2022-2025 action plan, the Director General, Martin Roussy, stated, among other things, that he was pursuing three objectives: "to deploy the Museum on the territory of Gaspésie, to increase Museum attendance mainly during the low season and to make the most popular Museum in the noble sense of the term. »

It is also a source of inspiration for our team to embody, in the hearts of our fellow citizens, a regional museum on a human scale open to all. Little by little, we are increasingly perceived as being at the service of our community to protect and celebrate our rich cultural and historical heritage, the ferment of our Gaspé identity.

In closing, we would like to thank all our partners and particularly the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications and its regional office for their support and financial support.

The rich and stimulating year that we experienced at the Museum is the result of exceptional teamwork. We thank from the bottom of our hearts the employees, the members of the board of directors and the visitors for their support. There are still many challenges ahead. Fortunately, the Museum can count on a dedicated team that works in a spirit of participatory management, in complete transparency, for the positive development of your institution.


Source: Gaspésie Museum

Information :
Martin Roussy, General Manager
C: direction@museedelagaspesie.ca / T: (418) 360-3784