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Agatha Christie Returns to Montréal in 2015

7th December 2015

Pointe-à-Callière is proud to present Investigating Agatha Christie, an original exhibition focusing on an exceptional woman whose unusual life and compelling novels left their mark on international literature. The exhibition looks at Christie through her work, her imagination and her world, including archaeology. It is one of the major international events being held to mark the 125th anniversary of the famous novelist’s birth on September 15, 1890.

A world exclusive produced by Pointe-à-Callière, the Montréal exhibition features a total of some 320 items from such world-renowned institutions as the British Museum, in London, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York, and the Royal Ontario Museum, in Toronto. It also includes a number of Christie’s own belongings, still in her family’s possession, thanks to the close collaboration of Mathew Prichard, her grandson and trustee of the Christie Archive Trust, and John Mallowan, the nephew of her husband Max. The National Trust, which manages Greenway House, one of Agatha’s houses that today is a historic site, also co-operated with Pointe-à-Callière.

“Agatha Christie briefly visited Montréal in 1922, while on a world tour with her first husband, Archie. Pointe-à-Callière is delighted to welcome this exceptional novelist once again, in this unique exhibition. Agatha was a strong-willed and constantly fascinating woman, and the Museum is keen to pay tribute to an unparalleled mystery writer who always managed to keep her readers on the edge of their seats. We also want to introduce visitors and readers to a multi-talented woman with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge, and show some of the connections between her writing and her equally captivating life,” says Francine Lelièvre, the Museum’s Executive Director.

Find out more about Investigating Agatha Christie.