Fonds F18 - Macdonald Stewart Art Centre fonds

Executive records - Macdonal Stewart Art Centre

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Macdonald Stewart Art Centre fonds

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CA ON00126 F18

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  • 1970-1991, 2002 (Creation)

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36 cm of textual records

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The Macdonald Stewart Art Centre is a public art gallery in Guelph, Ontario that was incorporated in 1978 through an Act of the Provincial Legislature. The Centre houses seven galleries and presents annual exhibitions of contemporary and historical art and craft drawn from regional, national, and international sources covering more than 300 years of Canadian art. The Centre specializes in contemporary art, contemporary Inuit drawings, and outdoor sculpture in the adjacent Donald Forster Sculpture Park. It also features the University of Guelph and Art Centre collections, which are on permanent loan to the Centre. The Centre is officially sponsored by the University of Guelph, the City of Guelph, the County of Wellington, and the Upper Grand District School Board. The Macdonald Stewart Art Centre is a non-profit organization and is administered by a Board comprised of 15 trustees of whom the University, City, County and School Board each appoint three representatives. Three trustees are elected by the membership.

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The Macdonald Stewart Art Centre had unbroken custody of these records before donating to the Guelph Public Library archives in 2001.

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This fonds consists of minutes and agendas produced by the Macdonald Stewart Art Centre's Annual General meeting, its finance and audit committees, and its Board of Trustees; Director's reports; financial statements; program and exhibition brochures and pamphlets; newsletters; correspondence; and news releases. The records primarily document the high level executive administration of the Centre and its outreach and promotional activities relating to art exhibitions.

The fonds is divided into five series.

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Donor-held copyright in these records has been transferred to the Guelph Public Library. Permission of the Guelph Public Library is required for publication.

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Revised March 2019

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