Exhibitions

Seeds of a collection: The Library 100 years ago

12 Sep 2012 - 21 Dec 2012

National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives

The Library of the National Gallery of Canada has now been collecting books and other materials on art for about 100 years. This exhibition delves into the archives to shed light on how Eric Brown, the Gallery’s first Director, went about building a research collection from scratch, and displays some of his early finds which are now treasured items in the collection.

Open during Library Reading Room hours.

Alfred Harold Howard (1854-1916), Book plate for the Library of the National Gallery of Canada(detail), 1914

Alfred Harold Howard (1854-1916), Book plate for the Library of the National Gallery of Canada(detail), 1914