Research resources

Our staff can help you access collection records, and other information and materials related to our collected artworks or to the artists represented in the collection for research and study purposes.

Quick facts about the AFA Art Collection

  • the value of the collection is assessed at approximately $18.2M
  • the number of artworks included in the collection is 9,494
  • there are more than 1,700 Albertan artists featured in the collection
  • 21.8 per cent of the collection is on display (2,072 works)

Did you know?
Nearly 485,000 visitors enjoyed Travelling Exhibitions (TREX) in 197 venues last year. 

Data updated for the 2023-24 fiscal year. More information about the collection can be found in the most recent AFA Annual Report.

Resource centre

Resources are available for use in our offices in Edmonton and include:

  • exhibition catalogues
  • books
  • magazines and newsletters
  • 35 mm slides
  • audiovisual materials 
  • artist files

Access to the resource centre is made by appointment only.