The Library at Night
October 13, 2016 to April 2, 2017
Tuesday to Sunday • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: Adults $16 /Seniors $15 /Students $10 /12 to 16 $5 /11 and under $0
Musée de la civilisation
85, rue Dalhousie
Québec , QC
In a universe created by multidisciplinary artist Robert Lepage, an immersive visit of ten amazing libraries around the World, through the vision of author Alberto Mangle.
An immersive 360° video experience
If, as Manguel writes, "the library in the morning suggests an echo of the severe and reasonably wishful order of the world, the library at night seems to rejoice in the world's essential, joyful muddle."
Upon entering the exhibition, visitors step into a recreation of Manguel's own library. They then move to an immersive forest landscape that provides a sharp contrast to the rigorous order usually associated with temples of knowledge.
Ten libraries virtually open their doors to visitors:
the Admont Abbey Library(Admont, Austria)
the Library of Alexandria (Alexandria, Egypt)
the Library of Congress (Washington DC, USA)
the Megabiblioteca José Vasconcelos (Mexico City, Mexico)
the National Academic Library of Sarajevo (Sarajevo, Bosnia)
the library of the Nautilus submarine (based on Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Vernes)
the Library of Parliament (Ottawa, Canada)
the Sainte-Geneviève Library (Paris, France)
the library of Hase-dera temple (Kamakura, Japan)
the Copenhagen University Library (Copenhagen, Danemark)