The Canadian Photography Institute (CPI) promises to be one of the top-ranking collections in the world, offering a wide range of curatorial, technological, research, and public outreach opportunities.
Housed in the National Gallery of Canada, the CPI will attract enthusiasts and professionals in various disciplines from all over the world.
Establishing the CPI in a national museum ensures a permanent repository for its collections, accessible today and centuries from now. The National Gallery of Canada’s Ottawa premises offer numerous opportunities: an object-focused approach; the ability to study photographs in the context of other art media; the ready alliance of curators, conservators, collections managers and archivists; and the availability of world-class conservation laboratories, storage vaults, exhibition space, and library resources. The National Gallery’s beautiful building, accessible to the general public, offers an incomparable environment for study, viewing, and exhibitions.
The success of the CPI depends upon the passionate and dedicated involvement of individual and corporate patrons interested in contributing to this ambitious project. Together, we can create a breakthrough vision of what a photographic institute can be, while making the CPI one of the most outstanding resources of its kind in the world.
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Learn more about the Canadian Photography Institute in this video featuring interviews with photographers Edward Burtynsky and Jacynthe Carrier, and collector Kenneth Montague.