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2. Architectural Plans

Design and construction of The WAG building In April, 1964, the Board of Governors of the Winnipeg Art Gallery made plans to construct a building to house the Winnipeg Art Gallery, at that time operating out of the Civic Auditorium at 200 Vaughan Street in Winnipeg (now the Provincial Archives Building). Options were acquired for a site on Memorial Boulevard on January 4, 1966. In September of that year, a decision was made to authorize a national, juried competition for design of the building. The design was to give special attention to the functions of preserving, collecting and exhibiting works of art, but also to technical and aesthetic aspects. Winnipeg architect, Gustavo da Rosa submitted the winning design. Work on the building began in December 1969, and the building was officially opened in 1971 although construction was not complete. Upon completion in 1972, the Winnipeg Art Gallery building at 300 Memorial Boulevard, Winnipeg, Manitoba, was opened to the public. Renovations to The WAG Building From 1982 to 1996, from time to time, the Winnipeg Art Gallery has undertaken renovations to the building at 300 Memorial Boulevard. These projects have included renovations to the Gift Shop, modifications to and up grading of the storage vault, renovations to the fourth floor, and construction of the Conservation Lab. Renovations to the Studio Building In 1995, the Winnipeg Art Gallery purchased the Mall Medical Building immediately south of the Winnipeg Art Gallery. The main use of the building is the various functions of Studio Programs.

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3. Special Events Files

Series consists of publicity budgets, advertising, minutes of meetings, photographs, and recommendations surrounding Street Festival 1991. The festival was a one-day outdoor fundraising event held annually in the summer from 1987 to ca. 1992.

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3. Newsletters

Series consists of newsletters generated and published by the Winnipeg Art Gallery. The Newsletter name was dropped in July of 1971 and the publication was known as the Calendar of Events from October, 1972 until 1977. The newsletter was published under the name The Winnipeg Art Gallery from February, 1977 until September, 1980 when it was known as The WAG, The Winnipeg Art Gallery. In September 1983, the name was changed to The WAG MAGazine and this name was retained until 1987, when it became known as the Tableau. The publication is the responsibility of the Marketing and Communications Department, and is listed as a series of the Marketing and Communications Department sous-fonds. Additional information for records dating from 1963 to 1978 may be found in the 1996 Finding Aid.

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Awareness and Access sous-sous-fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1973-1975, 1977-1985

This sous-soud fonds consists of the documents of the Awareness and Access Committee.

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Building Committee sous-sous-fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1963-1972, 1981

Sous-sous-fonds consists of records of the design and construction of the new building, including literature surrounding the design competition, photographs of The WAG during and after construction, correspondence, maps and plans. Series are not present. Additional information for records listed as Volumes may be found in the 1996 Finding Aid.

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Executive Committee sous-sous-fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1963-1975, 1978-1986

Series consists of minutes and attachments pertaining to Executive Committee meetings.

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Long Range Planning Committee sous-sous-fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1987-1992

The records contain minutes of Long Range Planning Committee minutes, reports of the Committee, general correspondence. No series are present.

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