Make your way up to the second floor of Qaumajuq to the Niizhwaaso Collaborative Research Centre and discover the reading room with access to the Clara Lander Library which includes artist files, periodicals, and archives totalling over 24,000 volumes. This space expands on the Clara Lander Library, established in 1971.

The non-circulating collections support research activities of WAG staff and are also available to the academic community and general public. It overlooks the Ilipvik (the learning steps) and features an outdoor terrace where you can not only hang out, but where you’ll discover artist demonstrations, performances, and more.

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Niizhwaaso means “seven” in Ojibway, in honour of the Indigenous group of seven.

The library maintains over 10,000 artists’ biography files, focusing on Manitoban and Canadian artists. Files contain clippings and pamphlets and other ephemera on artists represented in the WAG collection, as well as Canadian and international artists. Access to this collection is available on the Canadian Heritage Information Network database, Artists in Canada.

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 key Canadian, North American, and international titles as well as the Art Index database.

The WAG Archives collection represents the activities of the Gallery from its inception to the present. In addition to institutional records, the collection also includes the archives of individuals uniquely connected to the Gallery. Access information about our archives collection here.

Please note, we are working on migrating our records to the main database.

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Olenka Skrypnyk
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204-789-0514 Email Olenka
For information about our art collection, see our online collections database.

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