Vancouver Art Gallery Association

Identity area

Identifier

VAG

Authorized form of name

Vancouver Art Gallery Association

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

  • Vancouver Art Gallery
  • VAG

Type

  • Arts Organization
  • Museum

Contact area

 

Jane Devine Mejia Primary contact

Type

Librarian

Address

Street address

750 Hornby Street

Locality

Vancouver

Region

BC

Country name

Canada

Postal code

V6Z 2H7

Telephone

604-662-4709

Fax

604-682-1086

Email

Note

Description area

History

The Vancouver Art Gallery Association was incorporated as a non-profit society in 1931 to exhibit and collect art, to educate, and to provide a social centre for the public. The Association is governed by an elected Board of Trustees which conducts business through a series of standing committees and by delegation to administrative personnel. From 1931 to 1949, personnel included an administrator, secretary, and facilities caretaker.

Through the 1950s, 11 additional positions were created [to care for] curation, security, reception, and membership. In 1963, a library, curatorial office, and press office were created, and from 1969-1972 the gallery established additional offices for registration, education, information, preparation, public relations, special events, and extension programmes, with a full-time staff of 33 officers. Over the course of the 1970s and 1980s, management of the Gallery grew into 17 distinct departments. A departmental structure has been maintained through the 1990s with new reporting relations, established through departmental groupings into seven divisions, each with its own head.

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies

Records are acquired through periodic transfer from Gallery administrative units and by donation. Holdings consist of all inactive records of the Gallery.

Buildings

Holdings

Total Volume: 252 metres
Inclusive Dates: 1923 – present
Predominant Dates: 1970-1995

Finding aids, guides and publications

Access area

Opening times

Open by appointment Monday – Thursday. Please email us to arrange a visit.
Closed Statutory Holidays.

Access conditions and requirements

An appointment is necessary to consult material in the archives.

Accessibility

Services area

Research services

Reproduction services

Public areas

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised by BCANS Coordinator, March 24, 2011.

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Clipboard

Primary contact

750 Hornby Street
Vancouver, BC
CA V6Z 2H7