||Inauguration of the “Musée de la province”, the first museum establishment created by the Québec government. The Musée houses the Archives du Québec, natural sciences collections and a fine arts collection.nauguration du « Musée de la province », la première institution muséologique créée par le gouvernement du Québec. Le Musée abrite alors les Archives du Québec, les collections de sciences naturelles et une collection de beaux-arts.|
||Creation of the Ministère des Affaires culturelles du Québec, which takes charge of the Musée, renaming it Musée du Québec.|
The natural sciences collections leave the Musée.
||The exhibition Treasures of Tutankhamun draws record crowds.|
The Archives de la province are transferred to Université Laval.
||The National Museums Act makes the Musée a government corporation. Its collection henceforth comprises only works of art.|
||The exhibition Paintings by French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Masters from the Soviet Union draws 135 000 visitors over six weeks.|
|1989 - 1991 :
||The Musée has major renovations and expansion work done. The former Québec City prison adjacent to the Musée is restored and incorporated into the museum complex.|
||The exhibition Rodin in Québec draws record crowds. Close to 525 000 people visit the Musée over the showing’s 103-day run. |
||The Musée acquires Jean-Paul Riopelle’s magnificent canvas Tribute to Rosa Luxemburg. The work is showcased in a permanent Musée exhibition in a gallery dedicated to the artist.|
||The Musée is enhanced by spectacular outdoor lighting through the Commission de la capitale nationale du Québec’s lighting plan. |
||The National Assembly passes Bill 125, making the Musée du Québec the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec.|
Admission to galleries showing the Musée collection becomes free of charge at all times.
||In London, the Musée acquires Benjamen Fisher’s watercolours portraying Québec. These valuable works were discovered at Balliol College, Oxford.|
||Collector Raymond Brousseau donates 2636 works of Inuit art, a collection that is unique worldwide, to the Musée. |