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Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

Collection Priorities

The Gallery's collection focuses on works by:

  • Visual artists with strong ties to the Atlantic Provinces
  • Canadian artists, both historical and contemporary
  • International visual artists that complement the Permanent Collection

Using the Collection

The full collection database is available through Artefacts Canada. Images of works can be requested for personal or professional use. Research visits are also welcome.

Rights & Reproductions

By Canadian law, copyright for a work of art belongs to the artist, their designate, or their estate during the lifetime of the artist plus 50 years. The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia holds the copyright for several artist’s estates—including Maud Lewis—as well as specific permissions for works in the Permanent Collection.

To use an image:

If the copyright for a work belongs to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, both image fees and reproduction fees apply. If a work is in the public domain (the copyright has expired) or the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia does not hold copyright, only an image fee is applied.

It's Interesting

  • Raymond John Lahey (born May 29, 1940) is a former Roman Catholic Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Antigonish in Nova Scotia. Lahey resigned from his position in the Diocese of Antigonish after being charged with possession of child pornography when members of the...

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