The Art of Archives

  • 22 Jan 2015
  • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • National Gallery of Canada

The Art of Archives

Where: National Gallery of Canada

When: Thursday, Jan 22, 2015, 5:30pm

Meet at “Tour Group” main entrance

Maximum participants: 15, Important - RSVP by Tues Jan 20th.

Please join the AAOEe Chapter for a tour of public and behind the scenes spaces of the Archives at the National Gallery of Canada. The practice of archives is both a science and an art. We strive for objectivity and live with our subjective decisions. The documentation of history is not merely a rational accounting but a practice of interpretation and creativity. As Escher demonstrated in his art there are many ways of seeing the world. We strive to break through the illusion as we live within it. 

Our tour will begin at 5:30pm and run for approximately an hour or a little more. As the Gallery is open until 8pm on Thursdays all are welcome to join those who wish to continue on with a tour of the current exhibits. We will determine at the end of the tour if anyone is interested in heading to a pub for an after drink.

We would like to thank Cyndie Campbell, Acting Chief, Library, Archives and Research Fellowships Program for making this tour possible.

It is imperative to RSVP, by emailing, so that the appropriate arrangements can be made with security. Participation in this event is limited to 15 people. 

See you there,

John D. Lund, President

AAOEe Chapter

Address: 411 Richmond Street East, Suite 200, Toronto, ON M5A 3S5

Phone: 647-343-3334 | Email:


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