Vancouver Art Gallery Permanent Collection Reaches Important Milestone, Now Over 10,000 Works

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VANCOUVER.- The Vancouver Art Gallery has passed a major milestone, as its permanent collection now exceeds 10,000 items. As part of its recent annual review, the Gallery announced that 178 artworks were acquired through purchase and donation in the last fiscal year, bringing the total number of works held in trust for the people of British Columbia to 10,004. Major contemporary and historical acquisitions build on the strength of the Gallery’s collection, renowned for its excellence in art produced in British Columbia and, in particular, the photo-conceptual work of the ‘ Vancouver school’. Exciting additions of painting, sculpture and photography were made with the assistance of generous donors and funders. Among the highlights of works acquired: · Killer Whale Transforming into a Thunderbird, a unique carved transformation panel by