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The Gallery is open. Please visit our FAQ page to read our safety measures.
Due to COVID-19, the art storage vaults of the National Gallery of Canada remain closed until further notice. Please check out our reopening FAQ page often for the latest info.
Please complete this form at least two weeks in advance for individuals, four weeks in advance for academic group appointments.
Please arrive at the Curatorial Wing Security Desk 10 minutes in advance to register.
Visits to view works of art in the art storage vaults or the Study Room are possible on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 am–12:00 pm.
Maximum 15 works. No additional works can be requested at the time of the viewing.Search the collection
RULES OF USE: Admission to the Study Room or to the art storage vaults is free of charge, but does not include access to the galleries. Please note that food, drinks, and ink pens are not allowed in the Study Room or the art storage vaults, and be advised that all visitors will be asked to leave outdoor apparel as well as bags and purses in the Group Entrance Cloakroom or the lobby of the Study Room. Cell phones must be turned off and left in the lobby. Sketching is not permitted. Photography is not allowed in the art storage vaults.
A professor/supervisor is required for every 5 students, and the art storage vaults cannot accommodate more than a certain amount, which will assessed by vault. Professors/teachers are expected to prepare and deliver all content to their students.
Please note that group visits to the galleries must be organized separately through Group Tours and Reservations (613-990-4888 or [email protected]).