Art Collection Programming
Art Acquisition adds to the collection through an annual juried Art Acquisition by Application program, the Art Collection Committee purchase program, and a donation program to support steady and diverse collection growth. Works collected are accessioned, maintained to professional museum standards, and held in trust by the AFA.
The Art Acquisition by Application program supports the collection of works of art by Alberta artists and encourages the development of a strong visual arts community. The Art Acquisition by Application program submission deadline is April 1.
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The Art Placement program was started in 1976 to ensure Albertans have opportunities to enjoy the collection. By making the collection physically available, we enhance public spaces in government offices and buildings, non-profit institutions, and organizations.
Extended Loan places large sculptures in public areas. These popular sculptures are found in outdoor spaces, foyers, and open areas of public buildings.
TheExhibition Program loans artworks to institutions and galleries for provincial and national exhibitions. The historical and contemporary aspects of the collection are valuable to curators, art professionals, and educators as an unparalleled source for research and Alberta art studies.
The Resource Centre collects and provides access to information about the visual arts in Alberta. Resources are available for use on-site during office hours and include exhibition catalogues, books, magazines and newsletters, 35 mm slides, audiovisual materials, and artist files. The Resource Centre, also known as the Capital Arts Library, is part of the Alberta Government Library system. Items in the collection can be found in the NEOS Library Catalogue.
Art Maintenance and Conservation ensures that the care and handling, preparation, and preservation of artwork are conducted according to museum and archival standards, fulfilling the AFA’s legislated responsibility to preserve and maintain the art collection. The management of the AFA Art Collection is detailed in the AFA Collection Framework and Policy Manual.
For more information:
Main Information Line: (780) 427-9968 (toll-free within Alberta by first dialling 310-0000)
Management: Helen Chimirri-Russell, Director, Arts Development T: (780) 415-0307 E: email@example.com
Gail Lint, Art Collections Consultant T: (780) 415-0253 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Samantha Kelly, Art Collections Consultant T: (780) 638-2850 E: email@example.com
Duncan Johnson, Art Collections Consultant T: (780) 415-0252 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristin Stoesz, Art Collections Registrar T: (780) 415-0250 E: email@example.com
Neil Lazaruk, Art Preparator T: (780) 415-0254 E: firstname.lastname@example.org