Fondation pour le Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal
Danielle Champagne joined the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) team more than 16 years ago, first as Director of Communications for 12 years and then as Director of the Foundation four years ago. Having worked in marketing, communications and public affairs throughout her career, Danielle Champagne now focuses on developing various partnerships and collaborations with large businesses and influential patrons of the arts and cultural community to help fund the Museum’s activities. The MMFA is not a government-owned Museum and must self-fund most of its activities: hence the importance of being able to count on an active Foundation. For several years now, the MMFA has excelled in creating and presenting major exhibitions and discovery exhibitions, in addition to expanding, maintaining and restoring its art collections. The Museum also continues to expand and develop various educational, art therapy and well-being programmes, for instance with the inauguration of its fifth wing, the Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for Peace, and the Michel de la Chenelière International Atelier for Education and Art Therapy, which contributes to promoting its values of social harmony and inclusion.