HEC Montréal is Canada’s first business school, founded in 1907. It owes its existence to a dynamic group of visionary business leaders who sought to facilitate the French-speaking community’s access to the upper economic and corporate echelons.
HEC Montréal also boasts the country’s largest bilingual business library, which houses a collection of some 50 pieces of art (porcelain and glass vases, crystal stemware, pots, bowls and lacquered wood and bronze sculptures) from the now-defunct Musée commercial et industriel (1916–1956).
In addition, a number of works graciously donated to HEC Montréal are on display in key locations throughout the School, including assembly venues, administrative offices and common areas. In conjunction with Art public Montréal, the School is proud to present three pieces as part of the Politique d’intégration des arts à l’architecture et à l’environnement (1%).