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About Us

Team

VALÉRIE LESSARD

FOUNDER, ARCHIVIST AND ARTIST

Professional archivist certified by the Association des archivistes du Québec, Valérie Lessard is also an artist, teacher, videographer, mediator and cultural worker in the Montreal dance scene. She studied contemporary dance at the University of Quebec in Montreal and in management of cultural organizations at HEC Montreal. She holds a master's degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Montreal, where she sealed her passion for the enhancement of cultural heritage. She focused her research on the archives of the performing arts and perfected herself in the management of digitization and dissemination projects. During her internship at Bibliothèque et Archives nationles du Québec (BAnQ), she acquired the skills to process the holdings of archives of individuals, institutions and artists.

She is a member of the Association des archivistes du Québec (AAQ) and the Association of Audiovisual Researchers of Canada (ARAC).
 

MARIE FAUGNON

ARCHIVIST

Holder of a double master's degree in Space Design (France, 2007) and in Museology (UQAM, 2019), Marie worked for several years as a designer and project manager - scenographer in design offices (GHA Design), architectural firms (LemayMichaud) and museums (Montreal Museum of Fine Arts). During her certificate in information and archives management (UQAM, 2021), Marie seized the opportunity to cross the fields or achival science and museology by focusing her research on the archiving of the pandemic in the Quebec museum environment. Passionate about art and culture, she practices photography and cyanography, never tiring of dealing with everyday subjects and nature. She also collects business card portraits.

 

 

GENEVIÈVE SIMARD

ADMINISTRATION AND DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT and PERSON IN CHARGE OF THE PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

Before joining Filigrane Archives, Geneviève worked for several years as a coordinator for cultural organizations. A graduate of the cultural organization management programs at HEC and film studies at the University of Montreal, she works part-time as au author. This lover of heritage, assumed nostalgia and voracious reader is enthusiastic about the idea of collaborating on captivating archiving projects, particularly hoping for mandates in literature and cinema, her two main interests.


GENNARO DE PASQUALE

ARCHIVIST AND VIDEO ARTIST

After studying visual arts, audiovisual and cultural business management, Gennaro De Pasquale specialized in archiving digital files and producing images to document projects. He has been present for more than twenty years in the Montreal cultural community as an artist, cultural worker and archivist.

To find out more about its multidisciplinary productions :

MAX FONTAINE

After obtaining a bachelor's degree in public management from UQAM in 2016, Max Fontaine became interested in the field of archival science. He completed in 2020, still at UQAM, a certificate in document and archive management and worked as a technician in document management in the public sector at the Ministry of the Environment, the Fight against Climate Change, Wildlife and Parks. He also completed an internship at the Caisse de depot et placement du Québec as a documentation technician and worked at Desjardins Group where he was able to gain experience in document management in the private sector. He is particularly interested in web archiving and electronic document management.
 
 

ANOUK PALVADEAU

A gradute in English studies, journalism and archival science, Anouk combines her passion for art and culture with her affinity for research. She forged her experience in the museum environment by collaborating on archival processing and dissemination projects at the McCord Stewart Museum. She is particularly interested in the point of view of women in archival documents and their stories through time. 

To read an article from Anouk : https://www.musee-mccord-stewart.ca/fr/blogue/affres-inconvenients-veillesse/