Accession A2023-0018 - Art Museum at the University of Toronto

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Reference code

UTA 0307-A2023-0018


Art Museum at the University of Toronto


  • 1998-2019 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

4.8 m of textual and graphic records (12 boxes)
128 digital files (399 MB)

Context area

Name of creator

(ca 1980s-)

Administrative history

The Justina M. Barnicke Gallery is housed with Hart House, and for a long time was managed as an independent art gallery. In 2014, the gallery became one of two Art Museums (along with the University of Toronto Art Centre) managed centrally by the University of Toronto, to form the Art Museum at the University of Toronto.

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Administrative history

The University of Toronto Art Centre opened to the public in November of 1996. It was created by a collective effort of many University of Toronto staff and volunteers. An initial gift from the Delta Gamma Women's Fraternity made the conversion of the 1961 north wing of University College possible. The purpose of the Art Centre was to provide a home for three permanent collections of art belonging to the University: the Lillian Malcove Collection (which came to us by bequest in 1981), the University College Collection (Canadian art), and the large and eclectic University of Toronto Art Collection.

In 2014, UTAC was federated with the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery (Hart House) to form the Art Museum at the University of Toronto.

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Scope and content

This accession consists of administrative records of the Art Museum at the University of Toronto and the galleries comprised within: the Justina M. Barnicke gallery and the University of Toronto Art Centre (UTAC). Records consist of exhibition materials including curatorial research, correspondence, grant applications, proposals, budgets, loan agreements, install guides, lists of works, didactic labels, press materials, invitations, exhibition texts and catalogues, and condition and conservation reports. Records also include facilities reports and renovation plans, collection management files, event and lecture records, and board meeting minutes.

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System of arrangement

Records arranged by administrative unit.

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Conditions governing access

Access to University records is restricted under the Province of Ontario's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). Personal information contained in these records is subject to certain conditions under the Act. Please speak with an Archivist for more information.

Conditions governing reproduction

The University Archives may not be the copyright holder of images or documents in its collection. For this reason, responsibility for infringement of copyright or other rights is assumed by the user, who is fully responsible for obtaining permission for use from the copyright holder.

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Finding aids

File list available in UTARMS Reading Room

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Alternative identifier(s)

Retrieval code

A2023-0018/001 - /012

Retrieval code (digital folders)

A2023-0018_df001 - df004

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Dates of creation revision deletion

  • Entered into AtoM by Tess Disturnal, February 2024.
  • Added digital extent. E. Sommers, 2024-02-22




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