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Presented on May 17, 2012 to March 31, 2013 Samurai — The Prestigious Collection of Richard Béliveau showcases some 200 pieces, including suits of armour, helmets, masks, clothing, spears, swords, and functional objects relating to warriors’ daily lives and culture. The objects presented come mainly from the Azuchi-Momoyama period, which stretches from 1573 to 1603, and from the Edo or Tokugawa period, which began around 1600 and came to an end in 1868. Some objects also date from the 13th century.

Schedule: Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on Monday.

Currently and until November 25, 2012, the exhibition features over 200 objects belonging to our world heritage, which bear witness to the many facets of this civilization. Of priceless historical value and remarkable significance, these items are also of great aesthetic beauty. Among the objects on display are many treasures including jewellery, bowls, chalices, vases, sculptures, figurines, large murals, architectural elements and ornamentation, funeral urns, amphorae, and other works of art, all grouped together under various themes articulated in a museographic setting reflecting the refinement of this people.

Schedule: Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on Monday.

Montreal's Auberge Lafontaine Inn is offering you the opportunity to visit Montreal's Museums and enjoy discovering Montreal's Cultural and artistic life.

While the Museum of Fine Arts of Montreal presents Tom Wesselmann (1931-2004), one of the greatest American artists associated with the Pop Art movement and Pointe-à-Callière, Montreal Museum of Archeology and History presents two fabulous exhibitions: Samouraï, exquisite warriors and 'The Etruscans – An ancient Italian civilization', there are at least three good reasons for you to buy the Montreal Museums Pass.

Valid three days, this cultural passport gives you full access to 35 museums in Montreal and much more.

21th edition of The Magic of Lanterns, from September 7 to November 4, at the Chinese Garden in the Botanical Garden (9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily)

The Magic of Lanterns features new thematic lanterns in all shapes and sizes, as well as over 700 superb traditional lanterns every year. Entirely made of silk, these lanterns are designed in Montreal and handmade by craftsmen in Shanghai. Walk through the illuminated Chinese garden to discover this beautiful ancestral tradition.

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