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National Gallery of Canada to consult arts community on future of photography collection

<p>The photographic arts community will have a say in the future of the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography.<br /></p>

The photographic arts community will have a say in the future of the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography.

The National Gallery of Canada's board of trustees has instructed the staff to consult with the photographic community across Canada on the long-term future of its affiliate, the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography.

Last month, the board approved the permanent move of the CMCP to the main gallery facility at 380 Sussex Dr.

The CMCP collection — which consists of over 17,700 photographic works and 144,000 negatives and transparencies — was previously located at a leased facility at 1 Rideau Canal.

"The gallery decided that the CMCP should not return to its sub-grade leased space for environmental reasons," said NGC Director, Marc Mayer.

"Following numerous delays in the renovation project, the gallery's management felt that the facility could no longer ensure the adequate protection of the CMCP's important collections from water damage," Mayer said.

While the consultation process is under way, the CMCP staff, collections and program will remain at the NGC.

 
 
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