National Gallery of Canada (NGC)

The National Gallery of Canada is one of the world's most respected art institutions, renowned for its exceptional collections, revered for its scholarship, and applauded for its unique ability to engage audiences of all ages and all levels of artistic knowledge. Created in 1880, the National Gallery of Canada is among the oldest of Canada's national cultural institutions. Its status as a federal Crown Corporation dates from 1990, when the Museums Act was proclaimed. The National Gallery of Canada includes the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, which is dedicated to collecting, interpreting and disseminating Canadian contemporary photography.

The National Gallery of Canada is responsible for developing, maintaining, and promoting— throughout Canada and internationally— a collection of both historic and contemporary art with special, but not exclusive, reference to Canada. It also furthers knowledge, understanding, and enjoyment of art in general among all Canadians.

P.O. Box 427, Station A Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9N4 Telephone: 1-800-319-2787

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