Acquiring Differently, November 30 to December 2, 2023

Acquiring Differently Colloquium

Thursday, November 30, 2023 Saturday, December 2, 2023
10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. EST
National Gallery of Canada Auditorium, livestreamed on Zoom
380 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON K1N 9N4

The Acquiring Differently colloquium examines the role of art acquisition in today’s galleries and museums.

The conference outlines some of the innovative practices that are changing the standards and practices of art acquisition. While new approaches to acquisition are becoming increasingly widespread in all areas of collecting, they are also giving rise to innovative ways of thinking and doing that are having a transformative impact on galleries, museums, art, and society as a whole.

Program details

The event will take place in English and French. Simultaneous interpretation is available in both languages.

Free event.

Please note that this is a hybrid event. Attend onsite at the Gallery, or watch the live broadcast from home via Zoom.
To attend the event in person, at the Gallery, book a ticket on Eventbrite:

Book your ticket

To watch online via Zoom, register here.

Your ticket guarantees you a spot on Friday, December 1 and Saturday, December 2. Your ticket does not guarantee you a spot to Liam Gillick’s artist talk on November 30th as onsite entry for this conference will be on a first-come, first-served basis.


The colloquium is jointly produced by the National Gallery of Canada (NGC) and the Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO) as part of the CIÉCO Research and Inquiry Group's Partnership New Uses of Collections in Art Museums.

Thursday, November 30, 2023, 10:00 am Saturday, December 2, 2023, 7:00 pm
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