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Unfortunately, we have decided to cancel the activity planned for the Journées de la culture on Saturday, September 26th. We hope to be able to welcome the general public in our premises soon, and in more favourable conditions!
Journées de la culture 2020 : 1,001 Cultural Occupations
Entering the world of traditional and contemporary jewellery


For the 2020 edition of the Journées de la culture, the École de joaillerie de Montréal is pleased to welcome the public on Saturday, September 26. First, 16 participants* will have the chance to take part in a silver band ring fabrication workshop, and at the same time, visitors will be invited to discover the exhibition Misconceived by jeweller Kim Paquet, a 2017 graduate of the ÉJM, which will be presented in the gallery space until October 9. Combining creation with her unique background in social work, Kim Paquet uses the aesthetics of street art to explore notions of marginalization and precariousness through portable objects. Her jewellery works as a witness to various traumas, celebrating their imprint on the wearer. “This is the scary truth about trauma: There is no such a thing as ‘’getting over it.’’ The reality is much bigger: a major life disruption leaves a new norm in its wake. But it is not a negative thing. The goal of a recovery is also being aware of our strength and being opened to change. To preserve or present thing as normal, healing from trauma is not a papering-over. It is to acknowledge and wear your new life with a total new understanding. »


Band ring fabrication workshop at the 2019 Journées de la culture                             Overwhelmed brooch, Kim Paquet


This activity will take place on Saturday, September 26, 2020 – from 9 am to 12 pm, and from 1-4 pm

The band ring fabrication workshop and the exhibition are both free to attend, and are designed to introduce the public to the world of jewellery.


* Please note that this activity is only available by reservation.

For the band ring fabrication workshop, registration will begin on Tuesday, September 8, at 8:30 am. Visits to the exhibition are by appointment only, and we will be admitting two people at a time.

Contact us by phone at 514.281.9922, ext. 201, or by email at

** It is mandatory to wear a mask at all times, in the gallery space as well as in the studios.


About the École de joaillerie de Montréal

A centre for training, diffusion and research in jewellery, our école atelier is a non-profit organization that offers several training programs, reaching more than 300 students each semester. It is a school that is unique, dynamic, accessible and open to the world, a school that contributes to the success of emerging creators.


About the Journées de la culture

The Journées de la culture are organized by Culture pour tous, a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the arts and culture as essential dimensions of individual and collective development by promoting citizen participation in cultural life.


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