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Artists’ Files Collection

The library maintains over 10,000 artists’ biography files (mainly Canadian). Files contain clippings and pamphlets and other ephemera on artists represented in the Winnipeg Art Gallery collection, as well as Canadian and some International artists. Access to this collection is available on the Canadian Heritage Information Network database, Artists in Canada

Periodicals Collection

The Periodicals collection includes magazines, newspapers, and other serial publications available for browsing and research. Our library subscribes to scholarly and general art magazines, featuring all important Canadian, North American and international titles. The library also subscribes to the Art Index database (available in-house) and you can research articles from back issues held in our collection.

WAG Archives Collection

The WAG Archives collection represents the activities of the Gallery, from its inception to the present. In addition to the institutional records, the collection also includes the archives of individuals uniquely connected to the Gallery, such as George Swinton, Inuit arts patron, artist and author. The Archives collection is available by appointment only.

Access information about our archives collection, here.


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