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Terms of use of this site

Copyrights and intellectual property

Reproduction of artworks

Most of the artwork images that the Musée d’art contemporain (the MAC or the Musée) makes available on its website are protected by copyright. To ensure full protection of its rights, the MAC requests that users not reproduce any of the images posted on its website for any uses other than fair dealing as provided under the Copyright Act, notably for the purpose of private study, research or education. In such cases, the Musée requests that users fully credit the work with the artist’s name, the title of the work and any other indications.

Any modifications to an images likely to compromise the integrity of the artwork, such as cropping the image, adding extraneous elements or altering the colours, are prohibited.

Under no circumstances may the Musée be associated with a brand, product, project or undertaking via the use of an image available on its website. Moreover, any reproduction for a use other than fair dealing as defined in the Copyright Act is forbidden without the prior written consent of the Musée to that effect.

All requests for reproductions must be addressed to:

Collections and Information Resources Manager:

The Musée may not be held liable for any third-party use of images drawn from its website which would contravene any copyright legislation.

Website content

The MAC authorizes the use of its website content for private use only, providing that the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal is acknowledged as the source.

Any and all types of documents contained in the Musée’s website, including but not limited to texts, compilations, images, videos, audio or multimedia material and logos used by the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal and its partners, are protected by Canada’s Copyright Act and by international conventions. Unless otherwise indicated, copyrights apply to all documents accessible on the website.

Any other use or reproduction of this site’s content in any way, shape or form, including downloading, publication, reproduction on another site, internet posting or use for public or commercial purposes, is strictly forbidden without the prior written consent of the Musée. To obtain such written consent, please email your request to:

Direction des communications
Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal
185, rue Ste-Catherine Ouest
Montréal (Québec)
H2X 3X5
Telephone: 514 847-6233
Fax: 514 847-6291
Email: [email protected]

Integrity of information

The Musée guarantees the accuracy of the posted information as at the exact moment it appears on its website, not later. The Musée does not accept any liability for any document, data or other content from the moment it is altered or modified in any way, before or after downloading. Moreover, in the event of any discrepancy between an official text and the content of this website, the official text shall prevail.

Personal information

The MAC takes every necessary precaution to safeguard the confidentiality of personal information and acts in compliance with the Act respecting access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information. Hence, the MAC must ensure the confidentiality of all personal information it obtains in the course of its operations. Furthermore, it must guarantee said information will only be used by duly authorized staff. The information obtained may be shared with other parties or organizations, but only as stipulated under the Act.

The information can also be used for statistical purposes, research, assessments, inquiries and surveys, in compliance with the Act respecting access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information and the Regulation respecting the distribution of information and the protection of personal information.

Occasionally, some email addresses may be shared for the purpose of creating user profiles. If you would like your name removed from this list, please email us at [email protected] to let us know.

If a website user elects to voluntarily disclose personal information by email, the MAC will only use such information as may be necessary to reply to the user’s message or to follow up on the user’s request.

Some statistics may be compiled by the MAC about how its website is used, but in no case will it be possible to personally identify users. Towards that end, the MAC specifically reserves the right to use cookies to carry out the analysis required to assess traffic on its site.

During online purchases made through its website, the MAC collects only the personal information necessary for processing a current or future order. Personal information required for online payment and the user’s credit card number are only shared with the outside provider entrusted with processing online transactions.

The MAC does not save any credit card number provided for online transactions made through its website, unless the visitor agrees to automatic membership renewal.

Social media and newsletter

The Musée informs visitors of its activities by social media or through its newsletter. Subscriptions to the Musée’s social media sites are on a voluntary basis. The parameterization of information received (language choice, frequency of notices) is also done by the user. Users are urged to comply with certain basic rules of use, as detailed in the Musée’s Netiquette posting.

Anyone seeking to receive the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal newsletter may do so in one of the following ways:

By mail to:
Direction des communications
Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal
185, rue Ste-Catherine Ouest
Montréal (Québec)
H2X 3X5
By email to: [email protected]
By filling out the on-line form 


The Musée provides no guarantee of confidentiality for any exchanges taking place on the internet.


The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal may in no way be held liable for any inconvenience or damage a user may experience as a result of using the MAC’s website, the information provided therein or the social media it hosts.

The Musée may in no way be held liable should any user be unable to fully or partially access its website or the information it contains.

Review of conditions of use

The Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal reserves the right to amend its website’s conditions of use at any time. We urge you to consult this section on a regular basis in order to remain informed of any changes that may be made to the website’s conditions of use.