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Fonds F 4343

Ontario Association of Art Galleries fonds


About these records

Title
Ontario Association of Art Galleries fonds
Dates of Creation
1950-2012
Dates of Accumulation

1968-2012

Physical Description

2.7 GB of textual records (.doc, .html, .pdf, .ppt, .txt, .xls, .rtf, .dv)

7.2 GB of photographs (.jpg, .gif, .tiff, .bmp, .mime, .eps) (5309 photographs)

3.3 GB of sound recordings (.avi, .wav, .mp3, .au, .aiff) (58 hours, 8 minutes)

77 GB of moving images (.bup, .ifo, .vob, .avi, .wav, .mp4, .dv, .flv) (31 hours, 6 minutes)

21.52 metres of textual records

22 volumes of textual records

825 photographs : black and white negatives

607 photographs : colour prints

515 photographs : black and white prints

427 photographs : computer output on paper (307 colour, 120 black and white)

286 photographs : colour negatives

222 photographs : colour slides

26 photographs : black and white contact sheets

1 photograph : black and white transparency

1 photograph : colour transparency

111 architectural drawings : computer output on paper

66 architectural drawings : photomechanical reproductions

1 architectural drawing : diazotype

42 digital videocassettes : DVCAM (33 hours, 5 minutes)

28 audio cassettes (ca. 40 hours)

13 videocassettes (ca. 25 hours)

2 posters : colour

1 map

1 artifact : child's t-shirt

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of records created and accumulated by the Ontario Association of Art Galleries (OAAG)

Fonds contains administrative records of the association, such as by-laws and incorporation papers, minutes of meetings, correspondence, reports, financial records, grant applications, and information on membership. Fonds also includes programs, publications, surveys of art galleries, briefs, policy statements, and other records that document the programs and services of the OAAG and the initiatives it has undertaken. In addition, the fonds includes histories of the association and records of its predecessor organizations, the Art Institute of Ontario and the Southern Ontario Galleries Group. Together these records document the formation and growth of the OAAG and its concerns and activities during a period of rapid expansion of art galleries in Ontario and following an era of funding cut-backs.

Issues addressed in this fonds include government policies regarding the arts, especially pertaining to funding; standards and facilities for the conservation of fine art; censorship and pornography in the arts; the value of art galleries to their communities; the needs and costs of art galleries; the professional development of gallery personnel; advocacy for art galleries; and taxation and the arts. The fonds also documents the OAAG's relationship with government (especially the Ontario Arts Council) and the role of government bodies in the development of the OAAG and the arts.

As well, the fonds includes information on specific art galleries in Ontario, collected for general purposes and during special surveys undertaken by the OAAG to assess the physical facilities and funding needs of galleries in the province.

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Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

The Ontario Association of Art Galleries is the umbrella organization which represents and serves the needs of public art galleries in Ontario. It was formed in 1968 and incorporated as a provincial non-profit organization in 1970.

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Ontario Association of Art Galleries

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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Fonds was acquired by the Archives of Ontario from the Ontario Association of Art Galleries in April 1996. Accruals were donated by the Ontario Association of Art Galleries in 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014.
Availability of Other Formats

Film F 4343-18-0-1 has been reformatted to DVD 4.
Notes

Fonds has been arranged into 19 series.

Accruals

Future accruals are expected.

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Records series that make up this fonds

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Reference Code Series Title
F 4343-1 Ontario Association of Art Galleries organization and policy files
F 4343-2 Ontario Association of Art Galleries Executive Director's files
F 4343-3 Ontario Association of Art Galleries Board of Directors files
F 4343-4 Ontario Association of Art Galleries correspondence files
F 4343-5 Ontario Association of Art Galleries financial records
F 4343-6 Ontario Association of Art Galleries grant files
F 4343-7 Ontario Association of Art Galleries annual and general meeting files
F 4343-8 Ontario Association of Art Galleries membership committee files
F 4343-9 Ontario Association of Art Galleries art gallery educator's files
F 4343-10 Ontario Association of Art Galleries seminar and workshop files
F 4343-11 Ontario Association of Art Galleries professional development committee files
F 4343-12 Art gallery assessment files
F 4343-13 Ontario Association of Art Galleries Publications Committee files
F 4343-14 Ontario Association of Art Galleries publications files
F 4343-15 Ontario Association of Art Galleries awards files
F 4343-16 Ontario Association of Art Galleries initiatives files
F 4343-17 Ontario Association of Art Galleries government files
F 4343-18 Ontario Association of Art Galleries publicity audio-visual records
F 4343-19 Ontario Association of Art Galleries staff community participation files