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Short Introduction

The Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) was founded in 1979 as a new form of cultural institution to build public awareness of the role of architecture in society, promote scholarly research in the field, and stimulate innovation in design practice.

The CCA research Collection does not hold only photographs but also publications, conceptual studies, drawings, plans, models, prints, architectural archives, related artifacts and ephemera. The collection includes 100,000 prints and drawings, more than 60,000 photographs, 150 archives, 215,000 volumes, and over 5,000 periodical titles.

The Muybridge collection includes 2 panoramas of San Francisco, 8 photographs of architecture in Central America and California and 9 books about Muybridge.

Past Exhibitions

Eadweard Muybridge and the Photographic Panorama of San Francisco, 1850-1880 curated by David Harris, Associate Curator of the Photographs Collection of the CCA. 31 March to 25 July 1993


Rights & Reproduction Information

All requests should be made in writing by post and will take up to 8 weeks to process.
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Collection Items:

Photographic Material

Prints: 10


Books concerning Muybridge: 9

Exhibition Material

Catalogues: 1

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1920 Rue Baile
Montreal, QC H3H 2S6, Canada
, Canada

Phone: +1 (514) 939-7000

Fax: +1 (514) 939 7020


Lead Contact:
Louise Desy - Curator, Photographs Collection(

Open Hours:
Wednesday to Sunday, 11 am to 6 pm
Thursday, 11 am to 9 pm
Closed on Monday and Tuesday

Accessibility of Muybridge Collections to Public:
Researchers may consult the Collection in the Library Reading Room by contacting Collection Reference at: at or 514 939 7011 (fax: 514 939 7020).