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WAG-Qaumajuq Archives & Special Collections
The Winnipeg Art Gallery's mandate as spelled out in the 1963 Articles of Incorporation is to collect, preserve and exhibiting works of art. The mandate is put into action by two separate but mutually dependent forces; governance is provided by the Board of Governors, and management is provided through gallery staff.
Playing a vital role in the community, engaging people of all ages and backgrounds, the Winnipeg Art Gallery thrives as a creative and accessible place for learning, discovery and inspiration through art, with a particular focus on Inuit art and culture. The Clara Lander Library supports this mission through the library holdings and through an archival program that preserves the administrative, curatorial, and educational programs of the WAG.
The archival holdings in the Clara Lander Library at the WAG consist of administrative, curatorial, and educational records related to the WAG's mandate to collect, preserve and exhibit works of art. Holdings also include records related to the WAG's previous incarnations, The Winnipeg Museum of Fine Arts, The Winnipeg Gallery and School of Art, and the Winnipeg Art Gallery Association. As well, there are several private collections related to various artists and donors including George Swinton, Arnold Brigden, Christianne Pflug, and Elizabeth Maude Macvicor.
The archives are available by appointment only. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a time to visit.
Access to the archives is free. A confidentiality waiver may be required to access certain materials.
Street parking is available for WAG-Qaumajuq in addition to several local parkades. WAG-Qaumajuq and the Clara Lander Library is wheelchair accessible. Please advise staff if any additional support is needed for access of archival materials.
23 March 2015; revised 12 Oct 2021