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Michael Snow
Clothed Woman (In Memory of my Father) 1963
oil and lucite on canvas
152 x 386.2 cm
Purchased 1966
National Gallery of Canada

National Gallery of Canada realigns its organization

Ottawa (Ontario) - March 25, 2010

Press Release
For Immediate Release


National Gallery of Canada realigns its organization

After an in-depth review of its operations, The National Gallery of Canada (NGC) has instituted an organizational realignment designed to increase overall effectiveness in delivering its national mandate and to bring spending in line with its financial resources.

Internal divisions have been streamlined and amalgamated to maximize efficiency and simplify operations. Collections, Research and Education are now being integrated under the leadership of the Deputy Director and Chief Curator. Most revenue generating activities including Visitor Services, Membership and Annual Giving, Sponsorship and Facility Rentals are being integrated under a new department entitled Institutional Advancement. Publications, Web, Bookstore, Copyright and Marketing will also be combined into a single department.

The National Gallery of Canada Foundation will now focus entirely on endowments and planned giving, a direction supported by the Foundation’s Board of Directors.

The realignment has resulted in staff reductions of 27 full-time positions. This was done through a combination of lay-offs and attrition that include managerial positions, and has been planned to minimize disruption to the Gallery’s mission and to the public.

“We are convinced that the changes we are making will enable us to significantly update our services to Canadians, and improve our own internal workflow through a more rational reporting structure,” said NGC Director and CEO Marc Mayer. “These changes will also leave us better positioned to meet the financial challenges ahead. I take this opportunity to thank our members and donors for their loyal support. They will continue to receive the highest level of service from us,”  he concluded.

About the National Gallery of Canada
The National Gallery of Canada is home to the most important collections of historical and contemporary Canadian art in the world. In addition, it has pre-eminent collections of Indigenous, Western and European Art from the 14th to the 21st century, American and Asian Art as well as drawings and photography. Created in 1880, it is among the oldest of Canada’s national, cultural institutions. As part of its mandate to make Canadian art accessible across the country, the NGC has one of the largest touring exhibition programs in the world. For more information, visit http://www.gallery.ca/.

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National Gallery of Canada
613-990-6835
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Public Relations
National Gallery of Canada
613-990-7081
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