Funding for the Art Gallery of Hamilton Press Conference
Investing in Cultural Infrastructure in Hamilton
The Government of Canada supports the Art Gallery of Hamilton and the creation of a civic museum!
HAMILTON, Ontario, February 11, 2020 The Government of Canada is committed to supporting the creation and renovation of cultural spaces to allow better access to the arts and heritage for everyone.
The Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Labour, and Member of Parliament (Hamilton West–Ancaster– Dundas), announced $112,875 in funding for the Art Gallery of Hamilton today. She made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage.
This support, provided through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund, will help fund a comprehensive feasibility study for a significant renovation of the Art Gallery of Hamilton. The study will explore improvements to the art gallery’s storage, displays and interpretation of its permanent collection, as well as an expansion of the gallery’s mandate to further educate visitors about the community’s history.
“Our government knows that investments in arts and culture help build vibrant communities. We are proud to support improvements to spaces like the Art Gallery of Hamilton, which will ensure the preservation of important collections, and improve access to arts and culture for more residents in the Hamilton area.” —The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage
“Today’s announcement is an important milestone for the Hamilton region. By investing in the Art Gallery of Hamilton, our government is creating more opportunities to learn about the region’s important heritage andmaking it easier for Canadians to access unique parts of their history.” —The Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Labour, and Member of Parliament (Hamilton West–Ancaster– Dundas)
“On behalf of the gallery’s board of directors, we are thrilled to see the federal government recognize the cultural and national significance of the AGH collection. This grant will also pave the way for a civic museum that will facilitate the celebration of Hamilton’s history by our citizens, and visitors alike. This is great news for Hamilton.” —Shelley Falconer, President and CEO, Art Gallery of Hamilton
- Shelley Falconer, the President and CEO of the Art Gallery of Hamilton at the podium