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This museum is fresh at each visit, and it boasts two appealing new permanent exhibitions: “Montréal: Points of View,” touching on the lives of first inhabitants and the spirit of the city today, and “Wearing Our Identity: The First People’s Collection,” which presents a respectful look at the relationship of the region’s First Nations to their clothing, which often is made of animal pelts. Says one sign: the clothes transform the wearer, “allowing them to acquire the strength, wisdom, and spiritual power of the animals the garments are made from.” A good museum shop features a small collection of locally made bags and fur hats from Harricana, aboriginal artwork, and children’s toys. Each exhibition is small, and won’t take most visitors more than 15 minutes each, but there usually are at least three temporary shows in addition to the two permanent displays.