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AGO drawing artwork out of the vault

The Toronto school board’s collection of valuable Canadian artwork will find a home — and be available for free public viewings — as the board and Art Gallery of Ontario work out details of a unique partnership.

The Toronto school board’s collection of valuable Canadian artwork will find a home — and be available for free public viewings — as the board and Art Gallery of Ontario work out details of a unique partnership.

Just last month, a team from the gallery visited the board’s secret vault — where it has securely stored works by Group of Seven members and other influential artists as it struggled to figure out what to do with them.

The board’s most valuable 155 paintings are worth $7 million alone.

“We are already at work on the main part of the project, which is bringing part of the collection into residence here,” said Kelly McKinley, director of education and public programming for the AGO.

The plan will eventually go to trustees for approval.

 
 
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