France Gagnon Pratte has been a long-time collaborator with the CAC, and one of the Collection's most assiduous users. A prominent architectural historian and preservationist, Mme Pratte is the President of the Conseil des monuments et sites du Québec, Founder and President of the Heritage Québec Foundation and Vice-President of Les Éditions Continuité. She has lectured extensively on topics related to Quebec architecture and heritage, and sponsors conferences on heritage-related subjects through her foundation. Her passionate engagement in the architecture and heritage of Quebec resulted in the publication of L'architecture et la nature à Québec au XIXe siècle : les villas (1980) and Le Château Frontenac: Hundred Years in a Castle (1993), among others. As a member of the Board of Directors for the Maxwell Project, an initiative of a group of local scholars, France Gagnon Pratte helped both to organize and co-curate the 1991 Montreal Museum of Fine Arts travelling exhibition The Architecture of Edward & W.S. Maxwell. Material for this exhibition was gleaned primarily from the extensive Maxwell archives at McGill, archives which are enriched by France Gagnon Pratte's recent donation.

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