Fonds MG 623 - Art and Advertising Collection

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Art and Advertising Collection

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MG 623

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  • 1926-2005 (inclusive); 1967-1998 (predominant) (Creation)

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Physical description

1.5 m of textual records (exhibition catalogues, posters, ephemera, and books), including oversize.

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Custodial history

Many of the catalogues appear to have belonged to Robert Stacey; but these and a majority of the collection had been acquired by book dealer Hugh Anson-Cartwright and were transferred from him.

Scope and content

This collection consists of exhibition catalogues, posters, invitations and promotional ephemera, primarily (but not exclusively) from Canadian art galleries. The catalogues predominantly feature the work of Canadian artists, with some European and American artists (and minimal representation from Asian artists). The collection provides interesting documentation of the development of Canadian art across the country, including regional focus and to some extent, the development of interest in Indigenous art. In addition, the collection includes some auction catalogues, as well as items relating to advertising; art and design used in industry promotion; and industrial design.

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Arrangement

Files have been numbered sequentially across the collection; this is the number provided on the left of each title. The majority of the collection has been arranged in alphabetical order by organizing gallery. This collection has been organized into the following series:
A. Alphabetical List by Organizing Gallery
B. Ephemera – various
C. Magazines / Newsletters / Publications
D. International Galleries
E. Miscellaneous Items
F. Advertising, craft and industry
G. Books

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There are no restrictions on access.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Copyright restrictions apply to the text and images found in most of the catalogues.

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